The Board of Assessment Review is a quasi-judicial body charged with hearing complaints by Pine Plains propety owners about their assessments, and rendering impartial and objective determinations. Members of the Board of Assessment Review are appointed by the Pine Plains Town Board to five-year terms, and must have completed training offered by the Dutchess County Real Property Tax Service Agency as per procedures of the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services.
New York State law requires all complaints to be filed on Form RP-524. This form must be submitted to the Assessor or to the Board of Assessment Review (via the Office of the Assessor) on or before the day designated by New York State as “Grievance Day”. This form is available on the Assessors page.
The Board of Assessment Review strongly encourages all complainants to discuss their situation with the Assessor prior to Grievance Day.
Grievance Day is currently the fourth Tuesday in May.
Hearings on Grievance Day take place in the Pine Plains Town Hall:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Complainants must be prepared to offer supporting evidence under oath.
Patrick Castelli, 2018 Chairperson
John Hoffman III