Overlooking the harbor One Room Schoolhouse Sideview of Stone Bridge/Mill Creek Sulpher Springs Church


Please use the information below to contact our Assessor, and issues pertaining to assessments.

Town Assessor

Jim Rounds
c/o Town of Hounsfield
18774 County Route 66
Salt Point Road
Watertown, N.Y. 13601
Email: hounsfieldassessor@yahoo.com
Phone: (315) 782-6380



Hours are by appointment only. Please call 315-782-6380 Ext. 6 and leave a message for assessor to return your call. You can also email the assessor at the email address above.

Please do not call the Town Clerk for any assessor questions. The Assessor will return your call or email when left at his extension or email.


Instructions for Form RP-458-a

Application for Alternative Veterans - Exemption from Real Property Taxation


Exemption Forms

RP-305 - Agriculture Assessment Application
RP-425-E - Application for Enhanced STAR Exemption
RP-425-IVP - Enhanced Income Verification Program
RP-425-wkst - Income for STAR purposes worksheet
RP-467 - Application for Senior Citizens Exemption
RP-467-ins - Instructions for Senior Citizens Exemption


Grievance Forms

Grievance Application
Grievance Application Instructions



Board of Assessment Review
The Board of Assessment Review is through Jefferson County Real Property.


JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Section 501 of the Real Property Tax Law) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll of the Town of Hounsfield which will be filed on or before May 1, 2024. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the Assessors Office at 18774 Co. Rt. 66 on May 1, 8, & 15th between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM and on May 18 between hours of 4 PM and 8 PM. An  appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the assessor at 315-782-6380 ext. 6. Dated 10th day of April James Rounds Jr. Sole Assessor

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 1526 of the Real Property Tax Law Revised by L 1970 ch 957) HEARING COMPLAINTS Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Hounsfield County of Jefferson, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year; that a copy thereof has been left with the Town Clerk at 18774 Co. Rt. 66, Watertown, NY 13601, where it may be seen and examined by any person interested therein during the hours and date following Town Clerk regular hours M - Th. 8 30- 4 00, May 1-24th. On FIFTH WEDNESDAY OF MAY NEXT, The Board of Assessment Review will meet between the hours of 4-8 PM at 18774 Co. Rt. 66 to hear and examine all complaints in relation to such assessments, on the application of any person believing himself aggrieved hereby. Dated this 10th day of April 2024. James Rounds, Sole Assessor


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Town of Hounsfield, NY