The Board of Assessment is appointed by the Town Board, trained and certified through the Office of Real Property.
Generally the Town of Durham "Grievance Day" to meet with the Board of Assessment Review is the 1st Thursday after the 4th Tuesday in May. The form for challenging your assessment can be obtained at any Assessor's office, the Greene County Real Property Tax Services Office or online at www.orps.state.ny.us. You may also contact or visit the Town of Durham Assessor's Office for the booklet "A Taxpayer's Guide: How to File for a Review of Your Assessment" and for assistance in completing the form and putting together your challenge. Once Grievance Day has passed for a particular year, there are no other legal opportunities for changing an assessment and it becomes final for that year.
The Board of Assessment Review will review all applications received on or before Grievance Day and send out their determinations by July 1st.