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.


The Marcellus Town Laws and Codes can be seen on line

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)