John Cahill - Assessor
Susan Cerretani - Assistant

Assessor hours are Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM til noon or by appointment.

2017 Tentative Assessment

**Please note the STAR program has changed**

Learn more.


Here are some common forms used for Assessment.  You can print them and fill them out at your convenience and bring them to the Town offices.

For more information concerning assessment and related matters, consult the New York State Office of Real Property Services

Broome County Real Property Tax Services - Residents call 778-2124

Broome County GIS to view land parcels
You can use this website to view property tax records:


March 1st - Taxable Status Date
All applications for exemptions must be in the Assessor's Office by this date. If reaching the Assessor's Office after March 1st, applications will be processed for the next year's roll.


Residents receiving the SENIOR (AGED) EXEMPTION must renew their application ANNUALLY along with the current year (2017) proof of (total) income by March 1st. 

Residents receiving the ENHANCED STAR EXEMPTION must renew their application ANNUALLY along with the previous year's (2016) proof of (adjusted gross) income by March 1st, unless enrolled in the (IVP) Income Verification Program.

Optional Automatic Verification Program (IVP)
The Optional Automatic Income Verification Program is available for residents who receive ENHANCED STAR only and who file a New York State tax return. You must sign up for this program through the Assessor’s Office. The State of New York verifies your information from your New York State tax return. You will receive a postcard each year reassuring you of your exemption status.

Property ownership, mailing addresses for billing purpose, property condition for valuation purpose, are all entered on the records as of March 1st.

May 1st - Tentative Assessment Roll is filed 
After filing, the Tentative Assessment Roll will be available for inspection by the property owners for correct address, assessment, exemptions, etc.

May 24th - Grievance Day
First Wednesday after the fourth Tuesday of May. In 2018, this is Wednesday, May 23rd.  Grievances may be filed in person from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.



The Grievance Board (Board of Assessment Review) is a three member board which reviews your tax assessment in cases where you and your Assessor disagree as to the value of your property for Real Property Tax purposes.The Board meets once a year, in May, to hear and rule on taxpayer complaints. The Board has the authority to sustain or override the decision of the Town Assessor.
General information and instructions for filing complaints on Real Property Assessments and Complaint on Real Property Assessment  
Forms outlining the grievance process are available in the Assessor's office or online.
  • Questions may be discussed with Town of Dickinson Assessor Jack Cahill during regular office hours Monday thru Thursday 9 AM to Noon, or by appointment prior to Grievance Day.
  • These hearings may be made by appointment or walk-in, Monday - Thursday 9 am-noon during the month of May.
  • Please contact the Assessor's office at 723-9401 extension 219 or 211.
  • To obtain a review by the Assessment Review Board on Grievance Day May 23rd from 4 pm-8 PM, you must submit an application on or before that day. Forms for this review are available in the Assessor's Office or online.
If you have any questions regarding your Assessment or Exemptions please contact us.  

July 1st - Final Assessment Roll is filed