Tax Collector

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

 

 

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  The Tax Collection period for the Town of Cairo Property Taxes ended on August 1, 2022.  All unpaid bills have been submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s Office for collection.

The Cairo Tax Collector’s office will be closed from July 4th to July 12th.  Office hours for the remainder of July will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm or by appointment.  The office will also be open on Monday, August 1st from 10am to 2pm as that is the last day payments will be accepted through this office.  

You may also:

 Mail to: Susan Hilgendorff-Collector, Town of Cairo, 512 Main Street, PO Box 319, Cairo, NY 12413.   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...

Cairo was home to some of the first Ski Slopes in Greene County, pre-dating the mountain runs of Hunter & Windham.   Rope tows provided skiers with a ride to the highest points, and the downhill trails were significantly less challenging than those today. These somewhat humble facilities were set up to provide outdoor activities that would draw guests to Boarding Houses in winter months. Their popularity validated and inspired the development of the modern Ski Resorts in the Great Northern Catskill Mountains.