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State Board of Real Property Tax Services

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  • Thursday, August 14

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Fax: (518) 435-8637

Mail:  New York State Board of Real Property Tax Services
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
W.A. Harriman Campus
Building 9, Room 161
Albany, NY  12227

Phone:  See Whom to Contact at ORPTS.  General taxpayer questions should be directed to: (518 ) 591-5233.

Who makes up the State Board of Real Property Tax Services?

The State Board of Real Property Tax Services is a separate and independent Board within the Department of Taxation and Finance. It is comprised of five members who are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of those five members appointed by the Governor, one member must be engaged in the commercial production for sale of agricultural crops, livestock and livestock products. The Board members' eight-year terms are staggered so that no two members' terms expire in the same year. The Board chair is designated by the Governor. Although none of the five members receive any salary, they are reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties. Currently there are two vacancies on the State Board.

The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Real Property Tax Services serves as the Secretary of the State Board of Real Property Tax Services and is the executive officer for the Board.

What does the State Board of Real Property Tax Services do?

Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010 changed certain powers and duties of the State Board. New section 200-A of the Real Property Tax Law outlines the Board's duties as:

 Who is the State Board?

              State Board Members

Left to right: John M. Bacheller, Matthew W. Rand (Chairman) and Edgar A. King
  • John M. Bacheller, a resident of Latham (Albany County), and former Senior Vice President at Empire State Development Corporation.
  • Edgar A. King, a resident of Schuylerville (Saratoga County), and senior partner of Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC in Saratoga County.
  • Matthew W. Rand, a resident of Clarkstown (Rockland County), and a Managing Partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and Rand Commercial Services.
  • Susan E. Savage, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Real Property Tax Services serves as the Acting Secretary of the State Board.
Updated: May 20, 2014