Tax Collector

Collector: Susan Hilgendorff
Deputy: Linda Kuever
Phone: 518-622-3120 Ex 110
Email: taxcollector@townofcairo.com

 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR 2022 CAIRO TOWN & COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES:

Pay at the Bank of Greene County/Cairo Branch located at 230 M. Simons Road in January & February 2022 during regular lobby hours. 

Pay at the Collector’s Office located at 512 Main Street in January 2022.  Hours are M-F from 9am-3pm.

 Mail to: Susan Hilgendorff,Collector, Town of Cairo, PO Box 319, Cairo, NY 12413.  Payments made by mail must be postmarked by January 31, 2022 to avoid late fee.  No postdated checks will be accepted.     (A $35 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 clicking on the “View and/or Pay Your Taxes Here” link at the top of this 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  

 Payments will be accepted through August 1, 2022 at which time the unpaid bills will be submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s office for collection.  Taxpayers should contact the Greene County Treasurer’s Office for payment information @ 518-719-3530 after August 1, 2022.

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 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 at 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 facts.

Did you know...

Thomas Cole (founder of the Hudson River School) was commissioned to paint five landscapes of the northern Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River during the summer of 1827.  ‘View of the Round-Top in the Catskill Mountains’ subtitled ‘Sunny Morning on the Hudson’ is the only one of the five that faces the river from the west.  His vantage point overlooks the southern hamlets of Purling, Round Top, and South Cairo from a point higher up Blackhead Mountain.

(Photo from: https://www.mfa.org/.)