Tax Collector

Town of Cairo Tax Collector                     Susan Hilgendorff

Deputy Tax Collector                                             Linda Kuever

Phone: 518-622-3120 X 110

Email: taxcollector@townofcairo.com

May thru July office hours:  By appointment

Call or email to make arrangements                                          

Town of Cairo Tax Collection Information for 2017

Pay at Cairo Town Hall: 512 Main Street, Cairo, NY 12413
April Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-3PM; Friday 9AM-Noon

Pay by mail to: Tax Collector, Town of Cairo, PO Box 319, Cairo, NY 12413.  Payments made by mail must be postmarked by the last day of the month due.  No postdated checks will be accepted.  A $30 charge will be added to the total bill for returned checks.

View, download and pay online: Use the E-payment service and pay with credit card, debit card or e-check (convenience fees will be assessed) by going to: egov.basgov.com/cairo  or by clicking on the “View and/or Pay Your Taxes Here” link at the top of the page.

PLEASE NOTE: Every credit card company charges vendors who accept their cards a fee for the privilege. Because we are a municipality, by law we are NOT allowed to pay these fees. So if you wish to use the online payment system, convenience fees will be assessed as follows:

VISA (credit); MasterCard & Discover (credit & debit)…2.45% per transaction (minimum fee $3.95)
ATM/Network debit cards (PIN-debit only)…2.45% per transaction (minimum fee $3.95)
VISA-consumer debit cards…$3.95 per transaction
Electronic checks/ACH…$1.75 per transaction

PLEASE KEEP THESE CONVENIENCE FEES IN MIND WHEN SELECTING THIS PAYMENT OPTION.

Tax payments will be received without penalty until January 31, 2017 or with a US Postal Service Date stamp of January 31, 2017.  Payments made after this date must include the appropriate penalty as indicated on the tax bill. Payments will be accepted through July 31, 2017  after which time the taxpayer should contact the Greene County Treasurer for payment information @ 518-719-3530.

A WORD ABOUT POSTMARKS: NYS Real Property Law states that we must respect the postmark on payments.  Therefore, when you pay your taxes near the end of a month PLEASE MAKE SURE the post office staff stamps the envelope in your presence which will guarantee the postmark.

We cannot speak for the postal service.  If you do not receive your bill within the first week of January, please contact this office ASAP @ 518-622-3120 X110.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS regarding STAR, Senior and Veteran exemptions, or property assessment please contact the Sole Assessor, Janice Hull @ 518-622-3120 X252 or email her @ assessor@townofcairo.com

IF YOUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED, please go to the “Change of Address Form” link at the top of the page and fill out your updated information.  This will then be forwarded on to the Assessor’s office.

NEW OWNERS, please notify us ASAP with your mailing address so bills can be forwarded to you in a timely fashion.

Did you know...

Did you know...

The 1920s ushered in the heyday of Boarding House Resorts in Greene County valley towns. A week or two stay at a transformed farm-house, bountiful meals, and scenic splendor lured thousands of city dwellers to the area for rest, relaxation, and family fun. Visitors often chose where to stay by the ethnic flavor of the house cuisine – which was always delicious. Notable house specialties included: German staples like Sauerbraten, Schnitzel and Strudel; Italian Antipasti, Lasagna and Parmesans; New York Style Steaks & Chops, and; Full Irish Breakfasts.