Town Of Brutus
 Assessment Information 

MISSION

The Assessors duty is to provide accurate, equitable and up-to-date property value assessments on all properties within the Town of Brutus.  Valuation of new construction, additions and modifications is an ongoing effort.

 
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March 1st
May 1st
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July 1st
2014
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Exemption Information:

EXEMPTION INFORMATION:

General information about STAR if you are a new home owner and you meet the qualifications for Basic or Enhanced STAR - you must apply with the NYS ORPTS office (www.tax.ny.gov).

 

BASIC STAR:

If you are a homeowner in the Town of Brutus and it is owner-occupied, it is your primary residence and your combined income is less than $500,000, you are probably eligible for the Basic STAR exemption.  This is not an automatic exemption - you must apply with the NYS ORPTS office (www.tax.ny.gov)

 

ENHANCED STAR

If you will be 65 years of age (in the current year) and your annual adjusted income is less than $86,300 (adjusted yearly for inflation) you may qualify for the Enhanced STAR exemption.  If you currently have the Basic STAR and will turn 65 in the current year see the Town Assessor before March 1st to upgrade your STAR to Enhanced.  You must reapply each year to demonstrate that your adjusted income continues to be within the program limit.

 

Enhanced STAR renewals are handled by NYS ORPTS starting in 2020.  For more information, contact NYS ORPTS (www.tax.ny.gov).


OTHER popular exemptions are Veteran's, Agricultural and Senior Citizens (not STAR).  Agricultural and Senior Citizens have to be renewed yearly.  Renewal applications are mailed out every DECEMBER for the convenience of the exemptee. If you have any questions, please call the Assessor's office at (315) 834-9398.

 

Applications must be on file in the Assessor's office by March 1st of the current year.

 

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IS SEPARATE FROM STAR.  UNLIKE STAR (WHICH ONLY HELPS WITH SCHOOL TAXES), THE SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION HELPS WITH COUNTY, TOWN AND VILLAGE TAXES.  TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST BE 65 YEARS OLD, OWN YOUR HOME, IT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE AND MEETS LOW INCOME REQUIREMENTS.  THESE ARE THE MAIN QUALIFICATIONS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/seniorexempt.htm. 

Other Information:

Cayuga County Parcel Viewer

This web site - www.ecayuga.com - enables users to query, locate and analyze tax parcels within the County based on tax map number, property owner or location.  This site also provides a GIS parcel viewer, school tax information, comparable properties and village tax information if applicable, exemptions and parcel details.

Contacts:
Assessor
Pamela J. Kelley
9021 N. Seneca Street
PO Box 720
Weedsport, NY 13166
Email:
Phone: 315-834-9398
Fax: 315-834-9381
Website: www.cayugacounty.us/459/Real-Property-Services

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Links:
Cayuga County Real Property Services

The Cayuga County Real Property Services provides information and services to the general public, local assessors and other government agencies, maintain and publish tax maps and data related to the generation of town, city, village and school district assessment, tax rolls and tax bills.

 

•TAX MAPS

•ASSESSMENT ROLLS

•TAX ROLLS

•BANK/ESCROW CHANGE FORMS

•CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORMS

•TAX AUCTION INFO

•SPLIT/MERGE PARCEL REQUEST FORM

•CAYUGA COUNTY GIS SITE 

 

 

 

FAQs:
Equalization Rate
"State equalization rate" means the percentage of full value at which taxable real property in a county, city, town or village is assessed as determined by the state board." (RPTL Section 102) The rate is a ratio of the sum of the locally determined assessed values for all taxable parcels for a given assessment roll divided by ORPS's estimate of total full value for that same roll.
Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR)
A percentage established by the State Board of Real Property Services according to law, using the ratio of assessed value to the sales price for each usable residential sale in a recent one-year period. Ratios are then listed from highest to lowest; the midpoint (median) ratio is selected as the RAR. The RAR can be used to prove that a residential property is assessed at a higher level than other homes on the assessment roll. Your locality's RAR indicates at what percent of full value residential properties are assessed. For example, a RAR of 20 indicates that residential properties are assessed at approximately 20 percent of their full value.
Taxable Status Date
The ownership and physical condition of real property as of this date are assessed (valued) according to price fixed as of the valuation date. All applications for property exemptions must be filed with the assessor by this date.
Uniform Percentage of Value
The percentage of market value (full value) used by an assessing unit to establish uniform assessments. This value must appear on the tentative roll. Real Property Tax Law Section 305 specifies, "all real property in each assessing unit shall be assessed at a uniform percentage of value..."