Tax Collector

The Town of Cairo tax collection season will close on 8/1/16 and all unpaid bills will be turned over to the Greene County Treasurer’s office at that time.

To check the status of a bill or to view and download  click on the link to the right.

To pay a bill after 8/1/16 call the Greene County Treasurer’s office @ 518-719-3530.

Please note that the Cairo-Durham School tax bills are not processed through this office.  Contact the school @ 518-622-8534 for info regarding them.

Susan B. Hilgendorff/Town of Cairo Tax Collector

Phone: 518-622-3120 X 110


Linda Kuever/Deputy Tax Collector

Town of Cairo Locations & Dates to Receive Taxes for 2016
Cairo Town Hall, 512 Main Street, Cairo, NY 12413
During Office Hours (check, cash or credit card)

Mail checks 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.

You may view your bill and/or pay online using the E-payment service with credit card, debit card or e-check (convenience fees will be assessed) by going to:  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


Tax payments will be received without penalty until January 31, 2016 or with a US Postal Service Date stamp of January 31, 2016.  Payments made after this date must include the appropriate penalty as indicated on the tax bill. Payments will be accepted through July 31, 2016 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.


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.

Did you know...

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

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