These forms may be filled in online, printed, and mailed or delivered to Assessor Office. For more information on use of these forms, please see https://ciceronewyork.net/assessor/
Grievance & Property Tax 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.
Name Change: To change a name on an assessment record the Assessor’s Office must have legal verification (death certificate, marriage license, divorce decree) for the name change. The Assessor cannot add or delete a property owner’s name without proof of legal change. Please complete the name change form and return it to our office with a copy of the legal verification either in person or by mail. Change of Name Form.
Address Change: To change the address for mailing any information sent from Assessor’s Office or from Tax Receiver for tax bills, a written request must be presented to the Assessor’s Office, signed by the owner of the property. Please complete the address change form, signed by the property owner, and return it to the Assessor’s Office, either in person or by mail. Change of Address Form.
These forms may be 1) filled in online for email submission or 2) printed to paper and mailed/submitted. All complaint form submissions are treated confidentially and submitter’s name will not be revealed.
The Records Access Officer handles all Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for the Town of Cicero. Our current Records Access Officer is Nicole Walsh, Receiver of Taxes. After completing the form, you may mail it to the address shown on form or deliver to the Records Access Officer in the Cicero tax office at Town Hall at 8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero.
If you are having a tree service cut trees on your property it is the tree service’s responsibility to acquire a permit to do so, from the Town of Cicero Town Clerk’s office (or download here). The tree service must provide the necessary insurance proof and pay a licensing fee of $50.00. Pursuant the Cicero town code, local law 15 of 2005, article x, entitled: tree, shrub and brush removal.
After cutting the trees it is the tree service’s responsibility to remove any limbs or brush from said property.
Completed applications, including payment of cash or check, may be submitted in person, via the US Postal Service or placed in the drop box outside of the Town of Cicero Town Hall. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications via email.
Building Permits are required for any new construction, to include:
Any addition to the house (e.g. deck, porch, garage, etc.)Any structural, plumbing, or electrical alterations
Any swimming pools (above ground or in-ground), these also require an electrical Permit (applications for Electrical may be obtained in the Department of Zoning and Planning), there are also certain guidelines for fences for pools
Any storage shed (no matter the size)
Any demolition of buildings/pools, etc.
Any fireplace, pellet stove, wood stove, etc.
Any signs (signage)
Applying: When applying for a Building Permit, an application must be obtained from the Department of Zoning and Planning. Fees are based on the value of the work and therefore vary. Please submit an accurate copy of your survey indicating where the work will occur. Comprehensive construction plans must be submitted with the application. Surveys are most likely kept with your mortgage papers.
Certificate of Occupancy (CO): As of June 1, 2014, temporary certificates of occupancy (TCO) will no longer be issued, unless under extreme circumstances, those as deemed necessary by the authority of the director of code enforcement.
Corner lots: Corner lots are more restricted because of the building line setbacks. We suggest that you bring a copy of your survey to our office with any questions on proposed construction.
Drainage Easements: No person shall fill, obstruct, block or materially alter water drainage in a right-of-way or easement or permit such water drainage easement to remain filled, obstructed or blocked. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to mow, cut or otherwise maintain the grass or other plants and foliage growing in, over and around the easement.
Grading, Excavation and Fill: Before any excavation or filling of more than 10 cubic yards is commenced for any purpose (other than those excepted in section120-3B of the chapter) and sand, gravel, rock, topsoil, turf or earth is removed from the ground or placed on it, the owner or agent of the owner or lessee of the premises shall obtain a permit from the Planning Board. Please contact the Department of Zoning and Planning with any questions or for additional information.
New York State law now states all dogs four (4) months and older need to be licensed and renewed yearly. This can be done at the Cicero Town Clerk’s Office during business hours, at located at
8236 Brewerton Road, Cicero, N.Y.
Current rabies certificate is required for all licenses.
Senior discounts available at age 65 and older.
Directions to License Your Dog
1. Fill out the dog license application
2. Bring application and proof of rabies inoculation to the Cicero Town Clerk’s office, 8236 Brewerton Road, during business hours.
3. If your dog has been spayed, or neutered, please bring the certificate of proof.
4. The licensing cost for spayed or neutered dogs is $10.00.
5. For unspayed or unneutered dogs $18.00
6. Seniors 65 and older licensing cost for spayed or neutered dogs is $5.00.
7. Seniors 65 and older licensing cost for unspayed or unneutered dogs is $13.00.
Checks should be made payable to the Cicero Town Clerk
Dog License Renewal
All dog licenses are to be renewed at the Town Clerk’s office. or online by clicking here. The renewals will be mailed from the Town of Cicero with a new dog tag being issued once payment is received.
Parking Permits for disabled persons are available from the Town Clerk’s Office. To obtain a permit, a form signed by your doctor must be presented along with your driver’s license.
The parking permit is good for a period of three years, although temporary permits are issued for six months. To renew the parking permit, Town of Cicero residents must apply at the Town Clerk’s office. If your parking permit is issued for a permanent disability, a new application is not required. Parking permits can be replaced if lost or stolen, but the Town has complete discretion to issue a replacement permit or deny the request.
Please remember that parking permits are valid anywhere in New York state and may be used to park in reserved spaces only when the person with the disability is driving or riding in the vehicle. Parking permits should be hung from the rear-view mirror when parked, but should be removed from the mirror when driving.