County Taxes

Tompkins County Taxes
For properties located within the City of Ithaca, the City Chamberlain's Office collects county taxes each year until the end of March. County tax bills are mailed December 31, in the same envelope as city taxes. Taxpayers may elect to pay county taxes in one payment, or in installments.

Installment Option
There is a service charge for choosing installments. It is included in the amount due for the first installment. The bill mailed in December tells you how much to pay under either plan.
  • First installment
    • Due: January 1 through 31 without penalty. After January 31 you may not choose to pay in installments
    • Where to pay:
      City Hall
      Chamberlain's Office
      108 E. Green St.
      Ithaca, NY 14850
      Ph: 607-274-6580
  • Second installment:
    • Due: After February 1 through July 1. If you wish to make your second installment payment in February, please call to make sure the city has forwarded installment payment information to the county. This may not happen until a few days after the first of the month. Second installment payments cannot be made until then
    • Penalty: 5% plus 1% per month starting July 2
    • Where to pay:
      County of Tompkins, Division of Budget and Finance
      125 E. Court St.
      Ithaca, NY 14850
      Ph: 607-274-5545
Full Payment Option
Taxpayers may elect to pay county taxes in full and avoid the service charge for installment payments. If you have not made your first installment payment by January 31, you must pay in full.
  • Due: January 1 through 31 without penalty
  • Penalty: 1% penalty on taxes paid in February. Additional 1% per month thereafter through April
  • Where to pay:
    City Hall
    City Chamberlain's Office
    108 E. Green St.
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Ph: 607-274-6580