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Mayor Steve Comments on Ongoing Property Tax Reassessment – Information Available to Contest Value


It has been 16 years since the City of Cortland last conducted a reassessment of properties within the city limits. With such a gap, residents were informed to be prepared for significant increases in their assessed property values by Cortland Mayor Scott Steve.

Assessment notifications for 2024 have already been mailed to all properties in the City of Cortland. The City of Cortland says the assessments done are only preliminary and the letter is a legal notification. Tax rates will not be officially set by the Common Council until December of this year.

Some residents say they have seen their property tax assessment increase by 78%. During the City of Cortland Common Council meeting on Tuesday some residents spoke against the heavy increase in their property assessments.

Mayor Steve did note property owners may schedule a meeting with the assessor’s office within the next two months if they do not agree with their assessment.

Property owners looking to schedule a meeting can go to Cortland.org and click the link on the top of the page to be redirected to the City of Cortland Assessor’s Office. Information will also be available on what to bring if you plan to schedule a meeting with the office.

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