Town Government

The Town of Marcellus, established in 1794, is located approximately 10 miles southwest of the City of Syracuse. Marcellus is a small rural community of 35 square miles characterized by large open space areas with active agricultural uses & areas of concentrated residential development.

The Town of Marcellus is known as a “Bedroom Community” due to its proximity to the City of Syracuse and largely residential population of 6,175.

Some major attributes of the Town are a sense of “small town character”, scenic land-scapes, outstanding school district, vast agricultural lands, and unique environmental settings that support many outdoor recreational activities.


PLEASE NOTE:  Current year Assessment Rolls are available on the Onondaga County website or by clicking: Assessment Roll.

Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Town of Marcellus has been participating in a countywide hazard mitigation planning effort to reduce losses to natural hazards and make our community more disaster-resistant. Please go to http://www.ongov.net/planning/haz.html to learn more about this project, and to view the November 2009 Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. You may also review our community annex to this plan at our town hall, or download the Executive Summary and Annex here.

Stormwater Management Program

The Town of Marcellus is required to prepare a Stormwater Management Annual Report as part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit. The purpose of the MS4 permitting requirements is to prevent storm-water from adversely affecting surface water bodies. An overview of last year’s activities as well as plans for this upcoming year is included within the report.

Click Here for Details and to View the Annual Report

New York State Law to Improve Water Quality

New York State recently enacted legislation to improve water quality by reducing the use of phosphorus lawn fertilizer and placing restrictions on phosphorus in dishwasher detergents.

Click here for more details and information

Phosphorus (PDF)

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