Title 1 County Services to Cities and Towns 1530 – 1538
Title 2 Counties Having Power to Assess Property for Tax Purposes 1540
Title 3 State Services to Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages 1544 – 1550
Title 4 Application of Article; Adoption of Local Laws 1558 – 1562

Terms Used In New York Laws > Real Property Tax > Article 15-A - County and State Assessment Services

  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Council: means the New York state council on graduate medical education. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • fees: as used in this chapter , shall include all percentages, commissions, compensations, poundages, perquisites, and emoluments of any nature which the sheriff or any of the sheriff's subordinates may receive by virtue of their office. See N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 7-514
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • President: means the president of the New York state higher education services corporation. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Primary care medical training program: means a graduate medical education training program in New York state defined by the commissioner, in consultation with the council, pursuant to regulations, as providing appropriate training in primary care medicine. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Primary care physician: means a physician specialist in the field of family practice, general pediatrics, primary care internal medicine or primary care obstetrics and gynecology; who provides coordinated primary care services. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Primary care practitioner: means a midwife, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who is licensed or certified to practice in New York state and who provides or arranges for coordinated primary care services. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Primary care practitioner program: means a full or part-time graduate, undergraduate or certificate course of study, approved or registered by the regents or a program registered by the department of education or determined by the department of education to be the equivalent required to practice as a licensed or certified primary care practitioner. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Underserved area: means an area or medically underserved population designated by the commissioner pursuant to regulation, and in consultation with the respective health systems agency, as having a shortage of primary care physicians or primary care practitioners. See N.Y. Public Health Law 901
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.