The St. Lawrence County Seat


Assessor’s Office
Cindy Brand, Assessor

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:  8:30am – 3:00pm
Available to the Public 8:30am – 12:00pm; after 12:00 pm by appointment.
12:00pm – 3:00pm:  Field Work

Municipal Building
60 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-2595   |   Fax: 315-386-4641

The Assessor is a local government official, qualified by New York State Office of Real Property Services. The Assessor maintains the municipality’s assessment role, which contains a physical description and value calculation of every parcel. The value is utilized as a component in the tax bill calculations along with local, county, state and school district tax rates. The property inventory is available for inspection by appointment before the filing of tentative assessment role.

The assessor also approves and keeps track of property tax exemptions. Among the most common are:

  • Senior Citizen Exemption
  • School Tax Relief (STAR)
  • Veterans Exemption
  • Agricultural Exemption
  • Business Exemption

Important Dates:

  • March 1st – Deadline for filing Exemptions
  • March 1st – Taxable Status Date
  • May 1st – Tenative Roll filed with Town Clerk
  • July 1st – Final Assessment Roll filed

Town of Canton’s Grievance Day is the 4th Tuesday in May each year.  This is the only day allowed by local and state law for taxpayers to grieve their assessments.

Star Applicants Please Note:

  • SENIOR STAR must re-apply and prove income each year. (unless enrolled in IVP)
  • BASIC STAR do not need to re-apply.

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