Assessor's Office

IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING PROPERTY ASSESSMENT:

  • January 1st:

    • - Town and County taxes become due, payable to the Town Tax Collector

  • March 1st:

    • Taxable Status Date

    • Due Date for Exemption Applications

    • ** Assessment impact notices are sent to property owners if the Town has conducted a reassessment.

  • April 1st – Property Owner authorizes informal assessment review with Town Assessor.

  • May 1st –

    • Tentative Roll Books and Values available at the Town Office

    • Assessments are based on their condition and ownership on Taxable Status Date (March 1st) and the value of property on Valuation Date (July 1st of prior year)

    • Within ten (10) days,

      • Assessment Rolls must be available on municipal website

      • Assessment increase notices must be sent to affected property owners..

  • Dates available to meet with Assessor prior to Grievance Day:

    • An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by calling the Assessor at 315-963-3900 x 3.

    • Friday, May 8th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    • Saturday, May 9th 8 am to NOON

    • Monday, May 11th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    • Monday, May 18th 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    • By appointment if necessary.

  • Board of Assessment Review. Note: You may download a BAR application from the New York State Office of Real Property Services website.

    • Tuesday, May 26th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    • By appointment if necessary

  • 3rd Tuesday in May:

    • School budget voting day for all eligible Town residents.

  • 4th Tuesday in May:

    • Grievance Day (MAY 26, 2020 FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM)

    • If you contest your property assessment, you must file your grievance on RP-524 form by this date. This is the scheduled hearing date of the Board of Assessment Review (BAR.)

  • July 1st –

    • Final Roll Date

    • Valuation Date. (Assessments on 2020 assessment roll on May 1, 2020 were based on the value of the property as of July 1, 2019.)

    • Any changes made to the Tentative Roll by the Board of Assessment Review will show on this roll.

    • If you grieved your assessment and did not receive the relief you requested, you can apply for SCAR (judicial review of your assessment) within 30 days following the Final Roll Date.

  • **July 31st -

    • SCAR – SMALL CLAIMS ASSESSMENT REVIEW: The last day to file is typically July 31st. It is important that you verify this date each year to assure you are within the allowed timeline. There is a nominal fee of $30. Further information may be obtained at: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/litigants/scar/petitions.shtml

  • September 1st:

    • - School taxes become due, payable to the School Tax Collector.

 

Assessor's Office

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 Services.

The Assessor maintains the municipality's assessment roll--the document containing each property assessment. This includes the physical description (or inventory)  value estimate and appropriate exemptions.

The property inventory is available for inspection during regular business hours.