Tax Collector

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

 

 

The 2021 Town of Cairo Property Tax collection period will begin on January 1, 2021.  You should be receiving your bill(s) by the end of December, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the collector’s office, located at 512 Main Street in Cairo, NY will be open by appointment only.  Please call 518-622-3120 X110 or email to taxcollector@townofcairo.com to set up a date and time. *

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR 2021:

 AT THE BANK OF GREENE COUNTY/CAIRO BRANCH:(January & February only) during regular business hours

BY MAIL TO: Susan Hilgendorff, 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.

PAY IN COLLECTOR’S OFFICE BY APPOINTMENT (SEE NOTE ABOVE): JANUARY -JULY 2021*

 A $35 charge will be added to the total bill for returned checks.

VIEW, DOWNLOAD & 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

Please be aware that after February 1, 2021 penalties will be added as indicated on your bill.  

 Payments will be accepted through August 2, 2021 at which time the unpaid bills will be submitted to the County for collection.  Taxpayers should contact the Greene County Treasurer’s Office for payment information @ 518-719-3530 at this time.

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 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.)