Jefferson County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, New York 13601
Where is the Jefferson County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Jefferson County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Jefferson County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Jefferson County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Jefferson County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Jefferson County Assessor's Office at (315) 785 3074 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Jefferson County Facts:
The median home value in Jefferson County is between $114,089.00 and $119,511.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Jefferson County?
You can try contacting the Jefferson County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Jefferson County is located in the County Courthouse in Watertown, which is where the Jefferson County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Jefferson County with the contact info listed below.
Jefferson County Phone Number
Jefferson County Fax Number
Jefferson County County Courthouse Address
163 Arsenal St
Watertown, NY 13601-2598
Useful Jefferson County Links:
- Jefferson County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Jefferson County GIS Maps
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Property Assessment & Tax Rolls
- Jefferson County Assessors' Office Homepage