Conduct of Meeting
All State Board meetings are open to the public. The Board's functions include the determination of final special franchise assessments and values, railroad ceilings and State equalization rates where a complaint was filed. Additionally, the Board hears and determines reviews relating to determinations of county equalization agencies.
There will be an audio webcast available on the State Board website within two business days of the meeting. To insure that postings are accessible to individuals with disabilities, closed captioning is available upon request by writing the Assistant to the State Board.
Adequate opportunity to comment on matters considered by the Board is available through hearings and written submissions. All written documents relating to items on the agenda are available to the Board members in advance of the meeting. The agenda is ordinarily available four weeks prior to a Board meeting.
Persons who wish to address the Board concerning a specific item on the agenda may request permission to do so by notifying the Assistant to the State Board at least seven days prior to the date of the meeting. The Board encourages individuals who wish to address the Board at the meeting to provide written comments concerning a specific item on the agenda prior to the meeting in accordance with the above schedule. This
process allows the Board to adequately address interested individuals' concerns. When addressing the Board, presenters are encouraged to limit statements to no more than ten minutes.
For those with hearing difficulties, an Assisted Listening System is available for use to amplify speakers' voices. For those with deafness, an interpreter may be provided upon request prior to the Board meeting. For those with disabilities, all facilities at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance are accessible.
Visitor Information and Parking
Visitor parking is located in the Visitor Parking area parallel to the front of Building 9 and in Lot D at the State Campus. If you have special needs for parking please notify the Assistant to the State Board in advance of the Board meeting. Visitor entry to the Tax Department is at the receptionist desk through Building 9, Western Avenue side.