Treasurer's Delinquent Tax Collection
It is the responsibility of the County Treasurer's Office to collect real property taxes that become delinquent. If the delinquent taxes remain unpaid for a period of four years, the office is also responsible for enforcement of foreclosure procedures as required under New York State Real Property Tax Law, Article 11.
In Schoharie County, real property tax bills are sent out according to the following schedule:
Town and County Tax Bills are sent out on January 1st of every year. They are payable to the local tax collector with out penalty until January 31st. After that date, there will be an interest charge added of 1% per month. The local collector's warrant expires in late May or early June, and after that date you will have to pay the taxes to the County Treasurer's Office because the local collector will no longer be able to accept your payments.
Village Tax Bills including any relevied water or sewer charges are sent out on June 1st of each year. These are payable to your local Village Clerk until October 31st (or when the collector's warrant expires) and are subject to monthly interest charges. After that date, the village taxes may be paid to the Treasurer's Office through November 30th. If the village taxes remain unpaid after November 30th, a penalty will be added and the entire amount will be relevied (or added) to the Town and County Tax Bill which comes out in January.
School Tax Bill are sent out on September 1st. These taxes are payable to your local school tax collector during the months of September and October, or until the collector's warrant expires. After the warrant expiration date, school taxes may be paid to the Treasurer's Office through November 30th. If the school taxes remain unpaid after November 30th, a penalty will be added and the entire amount will be relevied onto the Town and County Tax Bill which comes out in January.
The Schoharie County Treasurer's Office offers a monthly installment agreement which can make the paying of taxes easier. The taxes can be divided into 12 equal payments which is especially helpful to property owners who may be on a fixed income. Please contact our office for details.
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