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Assessing & Taxes

Edie Hunter, Assessor

Edie Hunter is the Assessor of the City of Ithaca. She is responsible for identifying, listing and valuing all taxable real and personal property in the City, in accordance with the General Property Tax Act and the City Charter. She is also responsible for processing all the recorded documents for properties in the City Limits and determining transfers of ownership, Principle Residence Exemptions and correct mail-to information.

The office hours for the Assessor are Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.  Appointments may be made, however are not necessary.

Important Property Tax Dates

Summer Taxes are mailed out on August 1st and are due on September 30th without penalty.

Winter Taxes are mailed out on December 1st and are due on February 14th without penalty.

Both Summer and Winter taxes can be paid at City Hall through the last day of February.

Payment may be made in person, by mail, through your bank's on-line services or after hours drop box with cash, check or money order. For your convenience, we accept credit and debit cards, as well as electronic checks.  A fee of 3% of the total amount or a minimum of $2 is applied for credit/debit card payments.

As of March 1st, any unpaid taxes are considered delinquent and turned over to the Gratiot County Treasurer for collection.
Contact the County Treasurer after March 1st at 875-5220 for the correct amount due.

Online Assessment & Tax Data Access

You can access your current tax and assessing information through BS&A Software.  Information on your own property can be accessed at no charge, but a $2.00 fee applies to additional properties.

Personal Property Taxes

2021 Personal Property Statements will be mailed by January 10th.

As a reminder the following are critical dates for filing the various forms with the City of Ithaca Assessor’s Office:

Form 5076 – must be received or postmarked by February 20, 2021

Form L-4175 – is due by February 20, 2021.  Postmark is acceptable.

Form 5278 – must be received or postmarked by February 20, 2021.

****Forms must be Filled out in Their Entirety and Filed by the Deadline****

How to Reach the Assessor

Contact Edie by calling (989) 875-3200 or by using the e-mail contact form to the right.

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