Assessor

Brian Fitts
7 Albany Street
Cazenovia, New York 13035

Office Phone: (315) 655-9213 ext. 2
Office Fax: (315)-655-2556
E-mail: cazassessor@twcny.rr.com
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays: By Appointment Only

The assessor is the appointed property assessment official who valuates real property within a city, town, or village’s boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computations of real property tax bills. The assessor maintains the municipality’s assessment roll, which contains each property assessment.

The assessor calculates property values, processes tax exemptions, provides real property sales information, and performs data collection of new construction, etc.

IMPORTANT ANNUAL DATES:

March 1
-Taxable Status Date
-Exemption Application Deadline

May 1
-Tentative Assessment Roll filing

Grievance Day
-4th Tuesday in May

July 1
-Final Assessment Roll filing

All tax exemption forms must be filed with the Assessor by March 1, each year. Some of the more common exemption forms and their instructions are downloadable and printable from the list below:

Please note that these PDF downloads require Adobe reader 5.0.5 and up. For more information, or to get the latest version of Adobe reader, please visit adobe.com.

 

IF THE FORM YOU REQUIRE IS NOT LISTED BELOW, PLEASE ASK THE ASSESSOR FOR ASSISTANCE

Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption RP-425 (2 pages (6/06))

Renewal Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption RP-425 RNW (aka Enhanced STAR) (2 pages (6/06))

Application for Alternative Veteran’s Exemption RP-458-A (2 pages 2/06)

Instructions for application for Alternative Veteran’s Exemption RP-458-A-INS (4 pages 1/03)

Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption RP-467 (3 pages 7/05)

Instructions for Application for Partial Tax Exemption for Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption RP-467-INS (5 pages 7/05)

Renewal Application for Partial Tax Exemption of Real Property of Senior Citizens and for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption RP-467-RNW (2 pages 7/05)

For all Agriculture Exemption Forms: RP-305 thru RP-483-C-INS

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