Tax Collector

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

 

 

CAIRO TOWN AND COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES 2024

The Cairo Town and County property tax warrant was issued on December 22, 2023 and bills were mailed out at the end of December for the 2024 collection period.  Please notify this office if you did not receive your bill(s).  Property tax payments were due without penalty by January 31, 2024.   As of February 1, 2024 a 1% penalty per month will be added through July 31, 2024.   After this date, unpaid bills will be submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s office for collection.

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR 2024  

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

2.)  Pay at collector’s office at 512 Main Street in Cairo.  JUNE HOURS: Tues. and Wed. 10am to 2pm or by appointment

3.)  Mail to: Town of Cairo Tax Collector, 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 egov.basgov.com/cairo.                          

 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.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Payments will be received without penalty until January 31, 2024 or with a U.S. Postal Service Date Stamp of January 31, 2024. Payments made after this date should include the appropriate penalty due; the amount can be found on your tax bill. Payments will be accepted through July 31, 2024 after which time the tax payer should call the Greene County Treasurer for payment instructions. The Treasurer’s Office can be reached at 518-719-3530.

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 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...

The Cairo Historical Society’s Home Town Hero project recognizes the service and sacrifice of over 250 of our locally-born Soldiers, Sailors, Fliers, Coast Guards, and Marines.  Street side banners provide a continual memorial throughout every hamlet in the town. Veterans from the French & Indian War to our most recent deployments are honored by family, friends and local businesses.