Office of the Albany County Clerk

Petition for Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR)

The Small Claims Assessment Review provides property owners an opportunity to challenge the assessment on their real property as determined by the Board of Assessment Review (in counties outside Nassau and NYC). It is a less costly and more informal alternative to a Tax Certiorari proceeding. As outlined in Section 730 of the Real Property Tax Law, property owners may petition the court for review of their property assessment before a specially trained hearing officer for a nominal fee of $30.

PLEASE NOTE you will need to file several copies of the completed petition in addition to the original (see the instructions.) Copies made at our office cost 65ยข per page by State law.

More information about the Small Claims Assessment Review is available on the NYS Unified Court System website  external website