Town Of Lenox Assessor: 

Tom Cardinal

Mailing Address:
205 South Peterboro Street
Canastota, New York 13032

Business Hours:

Assessor – Monday and Wednesday Nights 5-8, First Saturday of the month 8 – noon appointments are preferred.

*Paperwork can be dropped off to the Supervisor’s Office between the hours of 8 – 3:30.


Phone: 315-908-7525 (Cell)/315-697-9910 (Office)
Fax: 315-697-5514

The assessor’s office is equipped with GIS mapping, digital photos and the New York State version 4 software.

Important Dates To Remember
Taxable Status Date: March 1st (All Exemption Paperwork Is Due By March 1st)
Tentative Assessment Roll Date: May 1st
Grievance Day: The Wednesday after the fourth Tuesday in May
Final Assessment Roll Date: July 1st

Board of Assessment Review (BOAR)

The Town of Lenox grievance board meets on Grievance Day, the Wednesday after the fourth Tuesday in May, to receive complaints of property assessment values. Grievance forms must be completed and received on or before Grievance Day. Grievance forms are available at the assessor’s office or online at

Property owners who are dissatisfied with the BOAR determinations may file a small claims if they meet the following criteria:

Small claims assessment review is available only to property owners who live in their one, two or three family dwellings that are used exclusively for residential purposes, or
owners of vacant land that is not of sufficient size to contain a one, two or three family dwelling.

Small claims requires a filing fee.
Information regarding SCAR is available from the New York State Unified Court System

For all other property types:
A Tax certiorari proceeding Commenced in New York State Supreme Court pursuant to Article 7 of the Real Property Tax Law
An attorney is highly recommended for tax certiorari.

Deadline for small claims and judicial review
SCAR and tax certiorari proceedings must be initiated within 30 days of the filing of the final assessment roll or notice of such filing, whichever is later.
Please check with the assessor for the current equalization rate.

Local Exemptions available are:
Business/Veterans/Senior (65 and older)/STAR /Agricultural /Non profit
Exemption forms are due by March 1st.

You can obtain exemption applications from the assessor’s office located in the Town of Lenox Municipal building or online at: