State of New York Property Tax Cayuga County Assessor

Cayuga County Office Of Real Property Services
160 Genesee Street, 5th Floor
Cayuga County Office Building, 5th Floor
Auburn, New York 13021
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The Cayuga County Tax Assessor's Office is located in Auburn, New York.
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Cayuga County Assessor's Office Services

The Cayuga County Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within Cayuga County, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The Cayuga County assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The Cayuga County Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the Cayuga County Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The Cayuga County Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The Cayuga County Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the Cayuga County homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the Cayuga County Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

How can I contact Cayuga County?

If you need access to property records, deeds, or other services the Cayuga County Assessor's Office can't provide, you can try contacting the Cayuga County municipal government. The Cayuga County seat can be found in the County Office Building in Auburn. You can contact Cayuga County with general inquiries using the contact info listed below.

County Office Building
160 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021-3424
Cayuga County Contact Info:
(315) 253 1308 (Phone)

For more details about taxes in Cayuga County, or to compare property tax rates across New York, see the Cayuga County property tax page.