General Information
Real Property Appraiser
Dawn Tefft
City Assessor
Brian Phelps
Phone Numbers
(315)785-7760
Fax: (315)785-7737
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
245 Washington St., Rm. 201
Watertown,
NY
13601

Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30AM-4:30PM

Tax Bill Information

County, City and School Tax Bill Information

The Assessment Department produces three bills a year for all parcels located within the city.

Each year at the end of June, the City Comptroller is required to conduct a Tax Sale certificate auction to allow for the collection of delinquent property taxes. Once a tax sale certificate is auctioned, the owner of the property or any other interested party, such as a mortgage company, will have two years from the tax sale date to redeem their property by paying all back taxes and additional interest charges before losing title to the property.


County Taxes:

The bills are mailed by Jan 15th each year and payment is due by Feb 15th without penalty.

The period covered by the tax bill is the County's fiscal year from Jan 1st through Dec 31st of the current year.

Payments can be mailed to:
City Comptroller
245 Washington St Suite 203
Watertown NY 13601

Payment Online can be made here !!

In person payment can be made at:
City Comptrollers Office
2nd floor, City Hall
245 Washington St
8:30 AM till 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Or use our drop box at the Sterling Street Entrance 24/7


City Taxes:

The bills are mailed by July 5th each year and payment is due without penalty by August 5th

The period covered on the tax bill is the City's fiscal year from July 1st through June 30th of the current year.

Payments can be mailed to:
City Comptroller
245 Washington St Suite 203
Watertown NY 13601

Payment Online can be made here !!


School Taxes:

School tax bills are mailed by October 4th each year and payment is due without penalty by November 4th.

As of 2021 Watertown City School tax bills for property within the City of Watertown are payable to the City Comptroller.

The period covered on the tax bill is July 1st through June 30th of the current fiscal year.

Payments can be mailed to:
City Comptroller
245 Washington St Suite 203
Watertown NY 13601

Payment Online can be made here !!