SCAR Small Claims Assessment Review

The Small Claims Assessment Review is a procedure that provides property owners with an opportunity to challenge the assessment on their real property as determined by the Board of Assessment Review. 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. SCAR petitions must be filed within 30 days of the filing of the Final Assessment Roll (September 15 - October 15) and must be filed electronically with the Westchester County Clerk's Office.

For more information, please visit the Westchester County Clerk (SCAR Petitions) Webpage or contact them directly at 914-995-3070. Since the SCAR process is handled by the New York State Unified Court System, additional information can be found on the New York Courts Website.

Important Information Regarding SCAR

After filing The Petition with the County Clerk, a copy of The Petition is required to be served within 10 (ten) days upon the following entities :

  • the Town Clerk
  • the Clerk of the School District
  • the Treasurer of the County
  • the Town Assessor
  • the Clerk for the Village of Mamaroneck (SEE BELOW)

If your property is located in the Village of Mamaroneck, a copy of The Petition is required to be served upon the Clerk for the Village of Mamaroneck in addition to the Town Clerk, the Clerk of the School District, the Treasurer of the County and the Assessor within 10 (ten) days after the filing of the Petition with the County Clerk, as detailed per RPTL 730.

For more information, please visit the Westchester County Clerk (SCAR Petitions) webpage or contact them directly at 914-995-3070.

Disclaimer:  There are links on the Town of Mamaroneck’s web site to web sites created by the County of Westchester or the New York State Unified Court System.  The Town does not vouch for the accuracy of the information contained on either of those web sites with respect to the SCAR process.  Users are urged to confirm the accuracy of that information for themselves.