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Article 4 - Department of Finance - Charter

Section 401. Department of Finance, Commissioner abolished
Director of Real Property Tax services.
  402. Powers and duties.

Section 401. Department of real property tax services; director. There shall be a department of real property tax services headed by a director, who shall be appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the county legislature.
Amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.
Amended by Local Law No. 2 1975.

Section 402. Powers and duties. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the director of real property tax services shall:

  1. Perform all duties in relation to the administration and collection of taxes heretofore performed by a county treasurer or commissioner of finance.
  2. Perform all duties in relation to the extension of taxes and the issuing of tax bills heretofore performed by the clerk of the county legislature.
  3. Keep a record of the transfer of title to real property and immediately notify the town clerk or the city board of assessors of all such transfers in each town or city, as the case may be.
  4. Make available a consultation and advisory service to assist local assessors in the performance of their duties and in the establishment and maintenance of suitable procedures and facilities to improve assessment records and practices.
  5. Submit annually to the county executive proposed county tax equalization rates consistent with standards prescribed by the legislature.
  6. Submit to the county legislature and county executive reports and interpretations thereof as requested on a timely basis.
  7. Perform all duties now or hereafter required by law to be performed by the county director of real property tax services.

Amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.
Amended by Local Law No. 8 1988.
Amended by Local Law No. 4 1985.

Article 4 was formerly numbered Article IV.