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128 E Buffalo St
Building C
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-5517
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Department of Assessment

The assessor is not involved in the levy, extension, collection or enforcement of local real property taxes.



Welcome to the Department of Assessment (PDF Brochure)

Jay Franklin, Director of Assessment
Irene Kehoe
, Assistant Director of Assessment 

The 2017 Tentative Assessment Roll is now available.

File a Grievance Application Online.

***The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo have rescinded all new STAR applications and have converted this to an income tax credit.  The Tompkins County Department of Asssessment has been instructed by NYS to deny and rescind all new applications since March 3, 2015.  For new applicants, they must now register with NYS - to register CLICK HERE. or call (518) 457-2036***

FAQs for the new STAR Personal Income Tax Credit

 New York State has most likely increased your school taxes by limiting your STAR exemption savings - see how much your taxes have gone up.  Click here.

Thank you for visiting the Tompkins County Department of Assessment. This office was consolidated in 1970 to provide the highest possible service at the lowest possible cost to the residents of Tompkins County. Our office is dedicated to ensuring that all properties are assessed at a uniform percentage of market value.

We highly encourage all current and prospective property owners to review the Real Property Tax Cycle flow chart in order to be aware of all the important legal dates in our yearly process.

As always, our office is here to assist you in any way we can.

Real Property Inventory Real Property Tax Exemptions
Tax maps Tax Rate Spreadsheets (Assessment Rolls)


Senior and Low Income Disability Exemption Income Limits - click to view .

All Local Option Exemptions by taxing jurisdiction - click to view.