The Assessor is a local
government official who places a value on each parcel within the town.
This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in
the computation of real property tax bills.
The Assessor must obtain
basic certification which requires the successful completion of
courses prescribed by the New York State Office of Real Property
The Assessor maintains the
municipality's assessment roll--the document containing each property
assessment. This includes the physical description (or inventory) a
picture, value estimate and appropriate exemptions.
The property inventory is
available for inspection during regular business hours.
Taxable Status Date: March 1
Exemption applications due: March 1
Tentative Roll: May 1
Grievance Day: 4th Tuesday in May
Final Roll: July 1
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPERTY OWNER TO MONITOR THEIR
Senior Citizen, Enhanced STAR, Basic STAR, Veterans, Clergy, and
Agriculture are the
most requested exemptions in our town.
These and other forms can be obtained from either the local Assessors
office or @ www.Oswegocounty.com.
Exemptions for Senior Citizens and Enhanced STAR must be renewed each
year as they are based on income criteria. If you are presently
receiving either of these exemptions a renewal form will be mailed to
you by December 31st. -OR- if you have submitted the Income Verification Form (you file taxes
and the government certifies your eligibility) you will be notified of
your eligibility by Post Card by December 31st.
All new and renewal applications must be submitted to the Assessors
Office by March 1st of each year.
Office of Real Property Services