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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 Appointed Sole 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 term of office began October 1, 2013 and ends September 30, 2019. 

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