Board of Assessment Review
The Town of Riverhead’s Board of Assessment Review (BAR) is established pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 523 and consists of three members who are residents of the town.
The BAR meets on the third Thursday in May (Grievance Day) to hear complaints in relation to assessments for a period of not less than four hours, 10 am to 12 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm. At such public meeting, the BAR may administer oaths, take testimony, and hear proofs in regard to any complaint and the assessment to which it relates. The BAR thereafter meets privately to determine the final assessed valuation or taxable assessed valuation of each complainant, and ratifies assessment stipulations entered into by the assessor and the complainant.
TERMS OF OFFICE
The term of office is five years and commences on the first of October and terminates on the thirtieth day of September, five years thereafter. All BAR members are appointed by the Town Board.
Judy O’Connell, Chair
The members of the BAR annually choose one of their number to serve as Chairman of such board.