CONTACT THE ASSESSOR
John Kiechle, Chairman
The Assessor’s Job
The Assessor is responsible for preparing market value estimates for every property in Philadelphia. The values, or assessments are used for determining the tax burden for each parcel. Annually the Assessor’s officer reviews permits, transfers of property, and deeds to determine if a change in assessment is necessary. The Assessor is also responsible for administering exemptions to taxation. These exemptions include Senior Citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), Agricultural, and Veterans to name a few. Below are links to the most commonly used assessment forms. A complete list of exemptions can be found online at www.tax.ny.gov
July 1st – Valuation date
March 1st – Taxable status date
March 1st – Exemption application deadline
May 1st – Tentative Roll Date
JEFFERSON COUNTY PARCEL DATA Jefferson County Real Property Tax Services assessment information is found on this site. This site will allow users to access the information commonly requested on parcels in Jefferson County, outside the City of Watertown. Current tax information and rates are available by clicking on Tax Info when viewing a specific parcel. To enter the site to begin your search, click on the “Public Access” tab.
Resident homeowners who currently receive the Basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.
Resident homeowners applying for STAR for the first time are not affected by this year’s registration procedure. To apply for STAR a new applicant must: