State Board of Real Property Tax Services
Next meeting: May 24, 2017 - Agenda
Live webcasts: You'll be able to watch State Board meetings live from this webpage.
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State Board meeting information
Agenda, resolutions and approved minutes of the State Board may be accessed in the schedules below.
- 2017 State Board of Real Property Tax Services meeting schedule
- 2016 State Board of Real Property Tax Services meeting schedule
Booklets of the State Board's proceedings including agenda, resolutions and meetings are compiled by year:
- 2015 Summary of Proceedings
- 2014 Summary of Proceedings
- 2013 Summary of Proceedings
- 2012 Summary of Proceedings
Who makes up the State Board of Real Property Tax Services?
The State Board of Real Property Tax Services is a separate and independent Board within the Department of Taxation and Finance. It is comprised of five members who are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of those five members appointed by the Governor, one member must be engaged in the commercial production for sale of agricultural crops, livestock and livestock products. The Board members' eight-year terms are staggered so that no two members' terms expire in the same year. The Board chair is designated by the Governor. State Board members serve without pay, but are reimbursed for necessary expenses while on State Board business. There are currently two vacancies on the State Board.
The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Real Property Tax Services serves as the Secretary of the State Board of Real Property Tax Services and is the executive officer for the Board.
What does the State Board of Real Property Tax Services do?
Real Property Tax Law § 200-a outlines the Board's duties as:
- Determine final special franchise values and assessments, railroad ceilings and State equalization rates where a complaint is filed.
- Hear and determine reviews relating to determinations made by county equalization agencies.
- Hear and determine appeals from property owners who are dissatisfied with the Tax Department's final determination of STAR eligibility.
Who is the State Board?
- Scott C. Becker, a resident of the city of Buffalo (Erie County), and Partner with Kavinoky Cook, LLP.
- Samuel J. Casella, a resident of Canandaigua (Ontario County), and member of the New York State Advisory Council on Agriculture, Vice-Chairman of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Agricultural Advisory Committee and former Supervisor of the Town of Canandaigua.
- Matthew W. Rand, a resident of Clarkstown (Rockland County), and a Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and Rand Commercial Services.