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State Board of Real Property Tax Services

New PostingNew State Board Members

Judith A. Dagostino, a former Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature, and Gene Martinez, Senior Managing Director of The Corcoran Group, are the newest members of the State Board. Governor Cuomo nominated them to the State Board, and their nominations were confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2014. Ms. Dagostino's term, runs through December 31, 2019. She succeeds Dr. John Bacheller of Latham, Albany County, who served on the Board for 17 years under four New York State Governors. Mr. Martinez's term runs through December 31, 2021. He fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Michael Joseph, Jr. of Marathon, Cortland County, who served for more than 11 years on the Board. These appointment bring the State Board to one shy of its full contingent of five members. The other two Board members are Chairman, Matthew Rand of Clarkstown, Rockland County and Edgar King of Schuylerville, Saratoga County.

Next meeting

  • Wednesday, August 27 - 11:00 A.M. --  Agenda

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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. State Board members werve without pay, but are reimbursed for necessary expenses while on State Board business.  There is currently one vacancy 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?

  • Judith A. Dagostino, a resident of Schenectady (Schenectady County), and former Chairwoman of the Schenectady County Legislature.
  • Edgar A. King, a resident of Schuylerville (Saratoga County), and senior partner of Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC in Saratoga County.
  • Gene Martinez, a resident of the City of New York, and Senior Managing Director at The Corcoran Group.
  • 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: July 23, 2014