Property Tax Assessment and Grievance

During our AAPOA membership meeting today there was a discussion on how the Property Tax grievance process works.  

Here is a link that explains the process:

According to the link, typically the grievance deadline is in May, but please check with the local assessors office, or contact Town Hall.

First step should always be to contact the Town assessor, and ask for an appointment to discuss the assessment, and the review process.  They should be able to guide you as to your options and next step.

If you are unhappy with the assessors decision, you can appear before the Town’s Board of Assessment Review (BAR).

If you remain unhappy about the outcome the third step is a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) with an independent hearing examiner.

Link to “official” website:

Link to Instructions how to file:

Link to Form to file:

Remember, a solid piece of evidence will probably be a current appraisal in your favor, and make sure the comparable properties used in the appraisal are fair and truly comparable to your home. 


Tomorrow we will be installing culvert pipe on the Au Sable Forks side of Au Sable Drive. Au Sable Drive will be down to on lane in this work zone for most of the day. Work is expected to start around 7AM. You can expect long delays so please allow extra time to reach your destination. This work is in preparation for the paving project that is scheduled for later in the summer.

Thank you.
Kevin Zaumetzer Town of Jay Highway Superintendent

Help Protect our Turtles

Notice: Please be on the lookout.  We have turtles crossing the roads in the Acres.  We ask everyone to use extra caution and watch for turtles crossing our roads.  We know at least one location on Ridgetop, by the first house on the right coming from AuSable Drive, where turtles are frequently crossing the road.  


Also:  With the warmer weather and summer just around the corner hikers, bikers, and children will be out on our roads. Please be cautious and help keep our roads safe! 

Pete DeFina, AAPOA President

Town of Jay Reassessment Project

The town held a meeting on December 8, 2016 to discuss the upcoming reassessment project. I know many of you were unable to attend. Two of the AAPOA board members attended the meeting and took the handouts.  Paul Longenderfer has placed all the handouts at the top of the website under the Owner Resources banner.  Feel free to read and/or print them for yourselves.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President