The Town of Cicero Receiver of Taxes is an elected position with a four-year term.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for processing all of the property taxes collected by the government of the Town of Cicero; the Village of North Syracuse (within the Town of Cicero); school taxes for the North Syracuse Central Schools; and school taxes (on properties within the Town of Cicero) for the Chittenango Central Schools, Central Square Central Schools and East Syracuse-Minoa Central Schools.
Tax Collections: Taxes are collected in three primary time frames, For specific dates, please refer to our tax-payment page, as specific dates may change from year to year.
Town/County taxes are collected in January time frame, followed by a penalty period.
Village of North Syracuse taxes (within the Town of Cicero) are collected in June time frame, followed by a penalty period.
School District taxes for the North Syracuse Central Schools; and (on properties within the Town of Cicero) for the Chittenango Central Schools, Central Square Central Schools and East Syracuse-Minoa Central Schools are collected in September time frame, followed by a penalty period.
Taxes that are paid after the final date of collection, must be paid directly to the Onondaga County Fiscal Officer. Dates and information are on our tax-payment page.
Penalties (% of the tax bill) are imposed on tax bills, when the payment is not made within dates specified. Individual tax statements list the percentage and amount of the penalty being imposed – based upon the month that the tax bill is fully paid. See your individual tax statement for the specifics.
Extended Hours: On the last two days of each tax cycle the Tax Office will remain open until 6:00 pm to assist everyone in paying their taxes without a penalty.
Notary Public: The Receiver of Taxes is available to provide this service free of charge to residents of the Town of Cicero.
Exemptions: As a property owner, you may be eligible for various exemptions that will reduce the amount of taxes that are levied against your property. Information on exemption programs is available through the Assessor’s Office.