Oneida County Clerk

Small Claims Assessment Review

Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR)

If you think your property assessment is incorrect or has been done unfairly you can you can challenge your property assessment in Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) if you meet both of the following provisions:

  • You own and live in a one, two, or three-family home and use it exclusively for residential purposes. A seasonal residence can qualify provided that, during the period it is in use, the owner occupies it. In addition, vacant land parcels also can qualify provided they are not of sufficient size, as determined by the assessing unit, to contain a one, two, or three-family residential structure. 
  • You already timely filed a written review about your property assessment with the board of assessment review (BAR) or other administrative review body of the assessing unit, and you are not requesting a reduction greater than the amount you sought before that board.

In order to file in the Oneida County Clerk’s Office you will also need an application cover page. You can download it to print, or pick up from our offices. Small Claims Assessment Application - $30.00 cover page.

Application Cover Page

Submit to the Following Offices

  • 1 Clerk's Office
  • 2 Supreme Court
  • 1 Customer Copy
  • 1 Finance Department
  • 1 Town Clerk
  • 1 Town Assessor
  • 1 School District

Note: Need original signature on ALL eight copies.

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