Tax Collector

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




The 2023 Town of Cairo property tax warrant was issued on December 21, 2022 and tax bills were printed and mailed by the end of December.  Payment was due without penalty by January 31, 2023.  We are now in the penalty phase and a 1% penalty per month will be added to the base amount through July 31, 2023.  At that time, all unpaid bills will be submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s office for collection.

PAYMENT OPTIONS                                                   

1.)  Pay at the tax collector’s office located at 512 Main Street in Cairo.  Hours for March are Tues to Thurs from 9am to 3pm or by appointment.

2.)  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. 

3.)  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, 2023 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, 2023.

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...

You may know our Town Park plays host to the Cairo Little League, Town Picnic, The Greene County Youth Fair and great Shows & Events, but it’s also the perfect place to stage an outing for your company or organization.

Amenities and demand continue to expand, so the calendar can fill up quickly. Contact our office at 518.622.2060 or to check availability. Once you settle on a date, complete and return the Request for Use of Town Property form and we’ll work with you to make sure your event runs smoothly!