N.Y. Real Property Tax Law Section 727
Prohibition against change in assessment following litigation


Except as hereinafter provided, and except as to any parcel of real property located within a special assessing unit as defined in article 18 (Preservation of Class Share of Taxes In Municipal Corporations Except Counties Within a City, Included Within the Boundaries of a Special Assessing Unit and Limitation On Increases In Assessments Therein)article eighteen of this chapter where an assessment being reviewed pursuant to this article is found to be unlawful, unequal, excessive or misclassified by final court order or judgment, the assessed valuation so determined shall not be changed for such property for the next three succeeding assessment rolls prepared on the basis of the three taxable status dates next occurring on or after the taxable status date of the most recent assessment under review in the proceeding subject to such final order or judgment. Where the assessor or other local official having custody and control of the assessment roll receives notice of the order or judgment subsequent to the filing of the next assessment roll, he or she is authorized and directed to correct the entry of assessed valuation on the assessment roll to conform to the provisions of this section.


An assessment on property subject to the provisions of subdivision one of this section may be changed on an assessment roll where:


There is a revaluation or update of all real property on the assessment roll;


There is a revaluation or update in a special assessing unit of all real property of the same class;


There has been a physical change (improvement) to the property;


The zoning of such property has changed;


Such property has been altered by fire, demolition, destruction or similar catastrophe;


An action has been taken by any office of the federal, state or local government which caused a discernible change in the general area where the property is located which directly impacts on property values;


There has been a change in the occupancy rate of twenty-five percent or greater in a building located on a property which is not eligible for an assessment review under title one-A of this article (small claims assessment review);


The owner of the property becomes eligible or ineligible to receive an exemption; or


The use or classification of the property has changed.


No petition for review of the assessment on such property shall be filed while the provisions of subdivision one of this section are applicable to such property.

Source: Section 727 — Prohibition against change in assessment following litigation, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RPT/727 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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