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 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.
Tentative Assessment Roll – May 1: The 2020 Tentative Assessment Roll is available for inspection online by clicking here .
Level of Assessment 100% Current Equalization Rate: 100% Current Residential Assessment Ratio: 100%
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 a phone conversation for 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 by phone only for scheduled appointments on the following dates:
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.
Review Process: 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. In lieu of face-to-face meetings with property owners in 2020, the assessor is requesting residents to submit the grievance application (RP-524) and all supporting documentation for review by email or postal mail prior to Grievance Day.
Grievance application and supporting documentation can be mailed or emailed to:
Assessor’s Office 8236 Brewerton Road Cicero, NY 13039
The Assessment staff will contact property owners to set up an appointment by phone. Please call (315)-752-1180 ext. 500 with any questions regarding your new preliminary assessed value or the informal review process. The Board of Assessment Review is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, via telephone conference, between the hours of 3-8pm or until adjourned.
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.