Tompkins County, New York Tax Assessors' Office
128 East Buffalo Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Where is the Tompkins County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Tompkins County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Tompkins 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 Tompkins 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 Tompkins 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 Tompkins County Assessor's Office at (607) 274 5517 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 Tompkins County Facts:
The median home value in Tompkins County is between $159,133.00 and $165,067.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Tompkins County?
You can try contacting the Tompkins 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 Tompkins County is located in the County Courthouse in Ithaca, which is located at 320 N Tioga St. You can direct your general inquiries to Tompkins County with the contact info listed below.
Tompkins County Phone Number
Tompkins County Fax Number
Tompkins County County Courthouse Address
320 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850-4206
Useful Tompkins County Links:
- Tompkins County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Tompkins County View by analyzing sales of real property
- Property Tax Search Tool
- GIS Map
- Tompkins County Government Homepage