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Jay Franklin, Director
128 E Buffalo St
Annex 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.

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Welcome to the Department of Assessment (PDF Brochure)

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

The 2019 Final Assessment Roll is now available.


Included in the 2019 State Budget is a provision that limits the STAR Exemption savings but does not limit the STAR Check Credit.  To ensure that you receive the most money you can from NYS, property owners will need to renounce the STAR Exemption and apply for the STAR Check Credit.  A property owner does not need to renounce the STAR Exemption, however if you do renounce the Exemption and apply for the Check Credit, you should contact your escrow company if you have one. 

***Due to legislative changes, no new STAR exemptions can be granted.  All new applicants must now register with NYS for the STAR Credit Check - or call (518) 457-2036***

FAQs for the new STAR Personal Income Tax Credit

 New York State cost the taxpayers of Tompkins County over $2.3 million (since 2011) by limiting your STAR exemption savings - see how much your taxes have gone up.


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
Mapping Resources Tax Rate Spreadsheets (Assessment Rolls)


Senior and Low Income Disability Exemption Income Limits
Veteran Exemption Scale
All Local Option Exemptions by taxing jurisdiction