Town of Cicero Assessor: Karen Sgroi • firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Aide: April Greco
Data Collector: Veronica Becker
Phone: 315-752-1180 ext. 500
Town Board Liaison: Councilor Karp
The Town of Cicero’s Office of Real Property Tax Services, known as the Assessor’s Office, is responsible for placing value on all parcels within the town, including vacant, residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial parcels. The Office also processes all exemptions, reviews and analyzes sales data, manages the equalization rate, and helps in defending the Town in all assessment-related court cases.
The Assessor’s Office is dedicated to customer service and assessment fairness.
As a property owner in NYS, you may be eligible for various exemptions that can reduce the amount of taxes owed. Exemption programs are available for Veterans, Seniors & Persons with Disabilities. Information regarding these programs is available through our office.
In order to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements, completed applications and all required documentation for the 2021 tax year may be submitted through March 1, 2023 via any of the following:
***Please note – Appointments will only be made up to 2 weeks in advance and are limited each day. We will do our best to accommodate all requests however, as the March 1st deadline approaches, appointments will not be guaranteed so please plan accordingly.
For information on the STAR program, please visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/. That will provide information on the program, eligibility, and how to register.
For property owners already on the program who would like to switch from the STAR exemption to the STAR credit, there are two steps you need to take: 1) follow the instructions for STAR exemption removal and renunciation, and 2) register with our department for the STAR credit. You can register by visiting www.tax.ny.gov or by calling 518-457-2036.
Taxable Status Date – March 1:
Taxable Status Date is the date on which ALL properties are assessed. The physical characteristics of each property are valued as of that date.
Homeowners renewing their Senior Citizen Exemption must submit their application to the Assessor’s Office by March 1st of the year.
Income verification in the form of a Federal Income Tax or all 1099 year end statements for the year can be turned in separately.
Tentative Assessment Roll – May 1:
The 2023 Tentative Assessment is complete. Please view the following link:
Level of Assessment 72%
Current Equalization Rate: 72%
Current Residential Assessment Ratio: 72%
Annual Procedure: Review your assessment to ascertain if it is a FAIR MARKET VALUE of your property. If you do not agree with the value placed on your property by the assessor, you may schedule an informal review of your assessment with the assessor prior to Grievance Day. If you are dissatisfied with the results of your informal review, you may file a formal complaint on or before Grievance Day. These forms are available in the Assessor’s Office and online (see below, under ‘Grievance Day’).
The Assessor will be available to discuss the Tentative Roll to scheduled informal appointments held on May 9, 12-4pm, May 11, 9am-1pm, May 16, 8am-1pm, May 18, 10am-2pm, May 19, 6-8pm, May 20, 9am- pm.
Grievance Day – Fourth Tuesday in May:
For information in preparing for Grievance Day, see the Board of Assessment Review page, and also review https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/grievproced.htm.
Grievance Forms: Grievance form (Complaint on Real Property Assessment – Form RP-524) and instructions (RP-524-Ins) are available at the Assessor’s office or may be downloaded here: Form RP-524 and Form RP-524 Instructions. Additional assessment information is available at the Assessor’s office and at tax.ny.gov.
Please see “Assessor Forms” at https://ciceronewyork.net/forms/ for other forms.
Review Process: Assessment complaints must be filed on or before May 23, at 3:00 pm and will be heard BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Cicero Town Meeting Room, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY, beginning on May 23, 2023, 2-4pm and 6-8pm or until adjourned.
Grievance application and supporting documentation can be placed in the townhall drop box, mailed, or emailed to:
8236 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY 13039
Please call (315)-752-1180 ext. 500 with any questions regarding your new preliminary assessed value or for the informal review process. The Board of Assessment Review is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the Cicero Town Meeting room, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY, beginning on May 23, 2023, 2-4pm and 6-8 pm or until adjourned.
All documentation becomes the property of the Board of Assessment Review and will not be returned to the applicant.
Final Roll Date – July 1:
Final Roll Date is the date on which the town’s final assessment roll is filed. The Assessor is available by appointment throughout the year to discuss any of assessment-related concerns. We appreciate that the issue of property tax and its congruence with assessments can be a complicated issue.
For name and/or address change forms, please see “Assessor Forms” at https://ciceronewyork.net/forms/.
Exemptions: As a property owner in NYS, you may be eligible for various exemptions that can reduce the amount of taxes owed. Information on exemption programs for veterans, seniors and other categories are available through our office.
Learn about assessment and property taxes. https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/learn/index.htm
Contest your assessment. https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/contest/contestasmt.htm
For tax information, please visit the Tax Receiver page.
To find your business’s or industry’s NAICS classification code for assessment purposes, click here.