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Assessor

Edward VanderVries, MMAO, PPE

Edward VanderVries is the Assessor of the City of Ithaca. He 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. He is also responsible for processing all the recorded documents for properties in the city limits. 

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Assessor Technician

Michael Merling, MCAT

Michael Merling is the Assessor Technician for the City of Ithaca. He assists the Assessor in accordance with the General Property Tax Act and the City Charter. 

Office hours for the Assessor Technician are Monday's from 8:00am to 12:00pm with additional hours by appointment.
The Assessor and Assessor Technician can also be reached by phone and email.   

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

2022 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 22, 2022

Form L-4175 – is due by February 22, 2022.  Postmark is acceptable.

Form 5278 – must be received or postmarked by February 22, 2022.

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

How to Reach the Assessor

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

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