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Department of Taxation and Finance

County Directors qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualification standards before being appointed to the office of County Director. The training and qualification requirements for County Directors are defined in 20 NYCRR 8188 (§8188-4.3).

County civil service offices or county personnel offices considering an individual for appointment should submit an Application for Qualifications Review (RP-3006) to Educational Services prior to making an appointment. 

Educational Services will review the application and inform the county of the results within 30 days. Once qualifications are approved, the appointing authority can appoint the county director to office.

New in 2020 as prescribed in the Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) §1530(1-a): You have the option of appointing an acting County Director to fill a vacancy, although this isn't required. After six months in the position, they must meet qualifications.

Term of office for County Directors

County Director appointments, as prescribed in the Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) §1530 shall be for a six year term of office. 

The term of office began on October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2025. 

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