Real Property Tax Services

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The Cortland County Real Property Tax Services Office provides information and services to the general public, local assessors and other government agencies.  The staff maintains and publishes tax maps and data related to the generation of county, town, city, village and school districts, assessment rolls, tax rolls and tax bills. The information provided in this website should provide useful reference data for the members of our community as well as anyone else that might have an interest in real property tax information pertaining to Cortland County.

In our office you will find:

  • Tax Maps
  • Assessment Rolls
  • Real Property transfer records
  • Change of address forms
  • Exemption Applications
  • Sales Cards
Cortland County is made up of 16 assessing units (one city and fifteen towns). The three villages in the county have all adopted their respective town assessment rolls thereby eliminating the need for separate village assessors.

The Real Property Tax Services Agency was established by New York State statute in 1970 with the enactment of Article 15-A of the Real Property Tax Law. The statute also provided for independent boards of assessment review and, at local option, the appointment of sole assessors serving six-year terms as opposed to electing three person assessor boards for two years.

Note: Cortland County provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct, current or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, correctness and timeliness of the data, Cortland County assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Users of this data are hereby notified that appropriate agencies should be consulted for verification of the accuracy of the information contained on this site.

It is possible that in the process of transferring the information to the website errors may have occurred. Any errors should be reported to Real Property Tax Services Department.