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Tompkins County New York Property Tax

$3,815.00 11th of 62

Median Property Tax In Tompkins County, New York


Median Home Value In
Tompkins County, New York

2.35% 27th of 62

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Tompkins County, New York

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Tompkins County is $3,815.00 per year, based on a median home value of $162,100.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 2.35% of property value.

Tompkins County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the sixty-two counties in New York, Tompkins County is ranked 11th by median property taxes, and 27th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Tompkins County's higher property taxes are partially due to property values, as the median home value in Tompkins County is $162,100.00. For comparison, the state-wide median property value is $306,000.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Tompkins County Tax Assessor.

Tompkins County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

11th out of 62

By median yearly property tax

27th out of 62

By percentage of median home value

13th out of 62

By percentage of median income

You can see how Tompkins County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-two other counties in New York with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in New York, see our New York county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which New York counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Tompkins County is located in New York, which is ranked 4th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Tompkins County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

79th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

33rd out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

60th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how New York as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the New York property tax page.

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Tompkins County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Tompkins County are the responsibility of the Tompkins County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Ithaca, New York.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Tompkins County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Tompkins County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Tompkins County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Tompkins County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Tompkins County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
newyork Property Tax Data
New York Department of Taxation and Finance
Tax Statistics & References