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Taxpayer's Guide

Information regarding the collection of property taxes

The fiscal year for property taxes is January 1 to December 31. County, town, and special district taxes are included in one tax bill, along with a re-levy of any outstanding school or village taxes from the prior year.

In the nineteen towns, taxes are due the first business day in January and are payable to the town Receiver/Collector of Taxes.      Town Tax Receivers

If a taxpayer does not receive their tax bill in a timely manner, it is their responsibility to call the taxing authority for a duplicate tax bill.      Real Property Tax Law  922,942

Taxes may be paid without penalty until January 31. 

        In February a penalty of 1% is added

        In March a penalty of 1 1/2% is added

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On April 1st each year, all unpaid taxes are sent to Onondaga County, Department of Finance for collection.

  Checks are payable to the "Chief Fiscal Officer"

 and mailed to:  Onondaga County Finance Dept.

                        P. O. Box 1004

                        Syracuse, NY  13201-1004

 or in person:    Onondaga County Finance Dept.

                       Civic Center, 15th Floor

                       421 Montgomery St

                       Syracuse, NY  13202

The fees are as follows:  April 1 to 30 - 6%  

                                     May 1 to 31 - 6 1/2%

                          June 1 to 30 - 7%

                          July 1 to 31 - 7 1/2% (plus .25 filing fee & $5 Discharge of Lien)

                          August 1 to 31 - 8%  (plus .25 filing fee & $5 Discharge of Lien)
                          September 1 to 30 - 8% (plus $70 advertising fee plus .25 filing fee)   

The annual percentage rate on unpaid taxes is 12%. 

  Call 315 435-2426 or 315 435-2889 for correct amount due

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SCHOOL TAXES                   School Tax Receivers     

The fiscal year for school taxes in Onondaga County runs from July 1 to June 30.

School taxes are due on or about September 1. School taxes may be paid without penalty for the first thirty days of the collection period.  Penalties are accrued after the first month. See bill for dates and amount due or call the School tax receiver.

On or about November 1, the School Tax Receiver/Collector returns all unpaid School taxes to the Onondaga County Finance Department. These taxes are collected by the Onondaga County Finance Department in November with 5% penalty.   See bill for the last collection date as it varies each year.  _____________________________________________________________________________________

VILLAGE TAXES                   Village Tax Receivers    

The fiscal year for most village taxes is June 1 through May 31, with these exceptions:

    The Village of Baldwinsville's fiscal year is March 1 to the last day of February.

    As of 2011, the Village of Camillus's fiscal year will be January 1 through December 31.

Village taxes are paid to the Village Collector/Treasurer without penalty the first month of collection.  Penalties are accrued after the first month.  See bill for penalty schedule and dates due.

On or about November 1, unpaid village taxes are returned to the County Finance Department for collection during the month of November. See bill for the last collection date as it varies each year.

Onondaga County provides this information with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct, current or complete. Conclusions drawn from this information are the responsibility of the user. Appropriate agencies should be contacted to verify this information. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the information, Onondaga County takes no responsibility for errors and omissions. Onondaga County shall not be liable under any circumstances for any claims or damages arising directly or indirectly from information presented herein.

Taxes marked paid may be reversed due to insufficient funds, corrections to the tax roll or refund of taxes.
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