Tax Collector

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

 

 

The 2020 Town of Cairo Property Tax collection period ended on July 31, 2020.  All unpaid tax bills have been submitted to the Greene County Treasurer’s Office for collection.  Taxpayers should contact the Treasurer’s Office for payment information @ 518-719-3530.

You may view and check the status of a bill by going to the “View Your Tax Bill” link at the top of the page.  However, as of August 1, 2020 payments for 2020 can no longer be made through this site.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FOR FUTURE PAYMENTS FOR 2021:

Pay 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.

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.

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

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 January 31, 2021 there are penalties added as indicated on your bill.

Tax payments will be received without penalty until January 31, 2021 or with a US Postal Service Date stamp of January 31, 2021.  Payments made after January 31, 2021  must include the appropriate penalty as indicated on the tax bill. Payments will be accepted through July 31, 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.

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...

The Catskill Creek tributaries that run through Cairo harbor some of the best kept secret spots for brook trout fishing in the northeast.

The Bowery Creek rises east of Windham High Peak in the northern part of the town of Cairo. It flows for 6 miles until it joins the Catskill just west of Freehold.

The Shingle Kill rises west of Blackhead, running through Round Top, and joining up with Trout Brook south of Purling. It continues down through the center of Cairo and meets the Creek downstream from the Woodstock dam.

(Photo from: Matt Bechtold.)