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.
STAR (School Tax Relief Program) Information
For information on the STAR program, please visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/star/. That will provite 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.
The 2019 Tentative Assessment Roll is available for inspection online by clicking here and at the Town of Cicero Assessor’s Office, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Roll on the following dates:
May 6 1:00pm – 4:00pm May 8 6:00pm – 8:00pm May 11 9:00am – 12:00pm May 14 9:00am – 1:00pm If you would like to schedule an appointment please call the Assessor’s Office at (315)752-1180, ext 500.
Level of Assessment 100% Current Equalization Rate: 100% Current Residential Assessment Ratio: 100%
All documentation becomes the property of the Board of Assessment Review and will not be returned to the applicant.
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 make an appointment to have 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 at the Office of Real Property Tax Services website.
Assessment complaints must be filed on or before Grievance Day at 3:00 pm and will be heard BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Cicero Town Meeting room, 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY, on Grievance Day, 3-8 pm or until adjourned. Additional dates and appointments will be assigned as necessary.
Level of Assessment: 100% Current Equalization Rate: 100% Current Residential Assessment Ratio: 100%
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.
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.