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Department of Taxation and Finance

Qualifications: Sole Appointed Assessors

Applicants must meet minimum qualification standards before being appointed to the office of assessor. The training and qualification requirements for Sole Appointed Assessors are defined in 20 NYCRR 8188 (§8188-2.2).

The municipality considering an individual for appointment should submit an Application for Qualifications Review (RP-3006) to Educational Services prior to making a new assessor appointment.

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

Term of office for Sole Appointed Assessors

Sole Appointed Assessor appointments, as prescribed in the Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) §310, shall be for a six-year term of office.

The next term of office will begin October 1, 2019 and end September 30, 2025. 


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