Tax Collector

Collector: Susan Hilgendorff
Deputy: Linda Kuever
Phone: 518-622-3120 Ex 110




Please be advised that the Town of Cairo property tax collection period ended on Monday, July 31, 2023.  All unpaid bills have been submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s office for collection.  For information regarding an unpaid bill, please contact the County office at 518-719-3530.

No further payments will be accepted through this office for 2023 Town of Cairo property taxes.

The Cairo-Durham School taxes that will be issued in September 2023 are NOT collected through this office.  You may contact the school tax collector at518-622-8534 X 25140.

The 2024 Town of Cairo property taxes will be issued at the end of December 2023 and will be due without penalty to this office by January 31, 2024.




1.)  Pay at the Cairo branch of The Bank of Greene County (January & February only)                                               

2.)  Pay at the tax collector’s office located at 512 Main Street in Cairo.  

3.)  Mail to: Susan Hilgendorff-Collector, Town of Cairo, 512 Main Street, PO Box 319, Cairo, NY 12413.   Payments must be postmarked by the last day of the month due.

        No postdated checks will be accepted.  A $35 charge will be added to the total bill for returned checks. 

4.)  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 or by going to                          

 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.   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 additional fees in mind when paying with this option.  


 Payments will be accepted through July 31, 2024 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, 2024.

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

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 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 is home to the oldest geologic site in the world, with evidence of a prehistoric forest dating back roughly 387 million years. In 2012, an archaeological dig at a stone quarry on town property discovered the remains of some of the earliest trees to evolve.  These Devonian period fossil root systems form the footprint of an ancient stand of trees belonging to the world’s oldest known forest. Evidence of an extinct, palm-like tree named cladoxylopsid was discovered, as well as conifer relative (archaeopteris) that may be the missing link between trees that reproduce with spores (like ferns) and the seed bearing trees we know today.

(Photo from: Claude Haton.)