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Assessor Contact Info

  • James McGuire

  • Assessor
  • phone icon (315) 265-2810
  • fax icon (315) 265-3931
  • email icon Email
  • home icon 18 Elm Street
  •       Potsdam, NY 13676
  • Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday*
  • 9am - 4pm
  • *June - August
  • Fridays 9am - 1pm

MISSION

It is the mission of the Assessor to provide a fair and equitable valuation to all real property for the purpose of property taxation for Village, Town, County, and School District property taxes.  The Assessor’s office does not set budgets or levy taxes.  The tax rates on your tax bills are the result of the expenditures and levy requests of the taxing jurisdictions in which you reside. 

The Assessor’s office is responsible for data collection on all improvements made to a piece of property. We measure and record information on these improvements supported with digital pictures.  Property owners are reminded to obtain building and demolition permits as required. 

 

KNOW THE KEY DATES THAT AFFECT THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS: 

March 1:  Taxable Status Date
  Exemption Filing Deadline
   
May 1:     Tentative Assessment Roll Filed
   
4th Tuesday in May:  Grievance Day
   
July 1:  Final Assessment Roll Filed
   
The year of your 65th birthday: Enhanced Star Exemption

 

EXEMPTIONS

The Assessor administers real property tax exemptions authorized under state and local law.  These include:

  • Partial exemption for veterans, elderly, and physically disabled people
  • Agricultural, solar, clerical and business incentive exemptions
  • Partial or full exemptions for certain parcels owned by nonprofit organizations which qualify by reasons of religious, charitable, educational, or cemetery use
  • STAR (Star Tax Relief) Enhanced STAR exemptions

The Assessor is available to discuss your assessment throughout the year informally upon the filing of an “Assessment Review Consent Form” which is available online or at our office. The review is usually done just prior to the filing of the Tentative Assessment Rolll on May 1.  The forms must be submitted before April 1st to provide time for review.  Any request for an Assessment Review must include supporting data with each form.  The Assessor will only consider an assessment reduction upon a full interior and exterior inspection of your property. 

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Town Hall

address icon 18 Elm Street
       Potsdam, NY 13676
phone icon 315-265-3430

Court Building

address icon 35 Market Street
      Potsdam, NY 13676
phone icon 315-265-4138



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