Otsego County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Where is the Otsego County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Otsego County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Otsego 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 Otsego 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 Otsego 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 Otsego County Assessor's Office at (607) 547 4222 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 Otsego County Facts:
The median home value in Otsego County is between $124,350.00 and $133,650.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Otsego County?
You can try contacting the Otsego 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 Otsego County is located in the County Office Building in Cooperstown, which is where the Otsego County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Otsego County with the contact info listed below.
Otsego County Phone Number
Otsego County County Office Building Address
County Office Building
197 Main St
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1128
Useful Otsego County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Property Assessment Rolls
- Otsego County Government Homepage
- Otsego County Assessors' Office Homepage
- GIS Map