Alexander Marchenkoff, Assessor

405 Riverside Drive
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-3512, option 2
Fax: 315-686-2651
Email: assessor@townofclayton.com

OFFICE HOURS

Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
*Also available other days by appointment
or call 315-785-3074 Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

THE ASSESSOR’S ROLE

The Assessor is responsible for preparing market value estimates for every property in Clayton. The values, or assessments are used for determining the tax burden for each parcel. Annually the Assessor’s officer reviews permits, transfers of property, and deeds to determine if a change in assessment is necessary. The Assessor is also responsible for administering exemptions to taxation. These exemptions include Senior Citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), Agricultural, and Veterans to name a few. Below are links to the most commonly used assessment forms. A complete list of exemptions can be found online at www.tax.ny.gov

ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

July 1st – Valuation Date: Date used to set the market value (what the property would sell for)
March 1st – Taxable Status Date: Last date for an exemption application to be filed with the Assessor.  Date used to value the property as it physically stands.
May 1st – Tentative Roll Date: Last date that the Tentative Roll may be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.  Complaint on Real Property Assessment forms, RP-524s, are available in the Town Clerk and Assessor’s Offices.  May 1st is also the initial date to file an RP-524.  RP-524’s can be filed no later than the end of the 1st public meeting of the Board of Assessment Review.
Wednesday, following the 4th Tuesday in May – The Board of Assessment Review Meets [May 29, 2024].
July 1st – Final Assessment Roll Date: No later than July 1st, BAR decisions reflect changes from Tentative to Final Roll; BAR decisions are mailed and filed in the Town Clerk’s Office and available for review in the Assessor’s Office, as well as available online at www.townofclaytonny.gov and co.jefferson.ny.us/tax-rolls-rp  THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL WILL BE USED FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR SCHOOL TAXES AND THE FUTURE CALENDAR YEAR TOWN/COUNTY AND VILLAGE PROPERTY TAX BILLS.

ASSESSMENT ROLL

The 2024 Final Assessment roll is now available: 2024 Tentative Town of Clayton Assessment Roll
The 2023 Final Assessment roll is now available: 2023 Final Town of Clayton Assessment Roll
The 2022 Final Assessment roll is now available: 2022 Final Town of Clayton Assessment Roll
The 2021 Final Assessment Roll is available here: 2021 Final Town of Clayton Assessment Roll

STAR EXEMPTIONS

ATTENTION: PROPERTY OWNERS
IF YOU ARE 65 OR OLDER (OR WILL BE BY 12/31) WITH AN ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME OF $98,700 OR LESS AND YOU CURRENTLY HAVE THE BASIC STAR EXEMPTION, THENYOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ENHANCED STAR. THE PROPERTY MUST BE YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE. CALL THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OR THE JEFFERSON COUNTY REAL PROPERTY OFFICE AT 315-785-3074 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

GRIEVANCE INFORMATION

Grievance Forms RP-524 MUST be received and an appointment made for Grievance Day at the Assessor’s Office to guarantee that you will be “heard” by the Board of Assessment Review on Grievance Day. A property owner who does NOT schedule a hearing in front of the Board of Assessment Review takes the risk of having to come back at a time set by the Board of Assessment Review.

WHERE TO SUBMIT FORM RP-524

Forms RP-524 can be submitted in person at the Town Hall, via mail to Town of Clayton Assessor, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624 or via email to: rp524@townofclayton.com.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

Justin Taylor, Chairman
Roger Howard
Mike Pavlot
Lori Arnot
Leigh Dillenback
Nicholas Reddick

REGISTERING FOR SCHOOL TAX RELIEF (STAR) CREDIT (BASIC OR ENHANCED)

New STAR applicants receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption.  New Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check.

Are you eligible?
To receive the STAR credit, you must own your home and it must be your primary residence.

Basic STAR:  The total income of the owners and the owners’ spouses who primarily reside at the property must not exceed $500,000.

Enhanced STAR: The income limit for Enhanced STAR is annually adjusted for inflation.  All owners must be at least 65 years old (unless the owners are spouses or siblings, in which case at least one owner must be at least 65), and be income qualified.

How do I register?
To register online: Go to www.tax.ny.gov/star
To register by phone: Call 518-457-2036 between 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri

Register by July 1 to receive your check in September.  If you register after July 1, you may receive your check at a later date.

SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION (income less than $23,100)

  • To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for a Senior Citizen Exemption, click HERE.

CLAYTON MAP VIEWER

The Map Viewer website allows the public to view parcels in the Town of Clayton and access zoning and assessment information, among other things.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PARCEL DATA

Jefferson County Real Property Tax Services assessment information is found on this site. This site will allow users to access the information commonly requested on parcels in Jefferson County, outside the City of Watertown. Current tax information and rates are available by clicking on Tax Info when viewing a specific parcel. To enter the site to begin your search, click on the “Public Access” tab.

ASSESSMENT LINKS

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