Formal Review Process:
Property owners who feel they are over assessed have the opportunity to present their information to the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). The BAR is made up of 5 residents of the Town of Sodus. The BAR makes its independent decision based on evidence submitted to prove the value of the property. The BAR can only review your Assessment and you cannot grieve your taxes or your tax bills.
Grievance day is typically the fourth Tuesday of May each year. The taxpayer must complete and submit form (RP-524) and should schedule an appointment to present their information. Form (RP-524) is available online in the Assessors’ Office beginning in May.
The informal assessment review process allows owners to submit documentation to the Assessor for review of their property's assessment. An interior and/or exterior inspection may be requested by you or the Assessor's Office. The Assessor will review the information and notify the owner of a decision. If you are not satisfied with the results, you may file a formal complaint with the Board of Assessment Review.