Phone number provided for Sandy-related assessment review

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Nassau property owners devastated by superstorm Sandy now have a dedicated phone line for reporting their damaged homes or businesss to the county assessor for review.

While both county Democrats and County Executive Edward Mangano urged property owners to let the county know if they wanted their assessments reduced because of structural damage from Sandy, it was difficult to find the correct phone number to call.

Now, callers to the Assessment Department's main line -- 516-571-1500 --  will hear an upfront  message that property owners whose homes or businesses suffered Sandy-related  damage should call 516-571-1224 the field division appointment line.

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They can also request a review by filling out a property damage review form, available on the departments website.

Mangano announced last month that he would extend the deadline for filing assessment reduction requests to April 1.

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