Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Treasurer's office handles fiscal matters for the County, including providing accounting services for all public funds. The office is overseen by the Country Treasurer, an elected position with a 4 year term. In addition, the Legislature appoints a Chief Budget Officer who oversees the County's budgeting process.
The nine towns within Tioga County collect the current year's town and county taxes beginning January 2ndand continue collection until May 31st with the exception of the Town of Owego which collects until April 30th. At this time the County assumes responsibility for the collection of overdue taxes and a 5% penalty is added plus 1% per month starting from February 1st of the current year. The towns are given credit for their unpaid taxes at the time of settlement with the County. The County continues to collect delinquent taxes under Article 11 of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York. To view the current tax tables or assessments please visit the Real Property page of this website.
Payments can be made at the Treasurer’s Office or by Mail:
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Accepted methods of payments are:
Make checks or money orders payable to: Tioga County Treasurer
Mail Payments to:
Tioga County Treasurer
56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827
We DO NOT accept credit or debit cards in the office, see credit/debit option below.
To make a payment using credit or debit:
Go to www.govpayNOW.com or call 888-604-7888
Obtain exact amount due from Treasurer's @ 607-687-8670
Pay Location Code 5081
Authorization Code (2 digit month/2 digit day/2 digit year) followed by 5081
Internet Service Fee: 3.5% (Minimum $3.50)
Phone Service Fee: 5% (Minimum $5.00)
Enforcement and foreclosures are handled under Article 11 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.
Town and County taxes are due at the Town Tax Collectors in January. The tax bill may include relevied village and school taxes, not paid from the previous year.
The Collector turns unpaid taxes over to the County for collection in May/June with a 5% penalty.
In September a letter is sent out notifying the assessed owner of the delinquency.
After October 31st a list of the current year unpaid taxes is published in two or more newspapers.
In year two, in July, a letter is sent out again notifying the assessed owner of the delinquent tax.
In November a list of delinquent tax liens is filed in the Tioga County Clerk's Office.
A $150 title search fee will be added on August 1st if the tax remains unpaid.
In December we file a Notice and Petition of Foreclosure for prior year taxes with the County Clerk and mail to all parties that have a recorded interest in the property. This notice will also be published in two newspapers in February of year three.
The final date to redeem the property is March 31st in year three.
May 1st or thereafter an order is taken to the County Judge to transfer ownership of the property to the County.
To view auction information online visit: Manasse and Son Auctions.
Tioga County currently provides Tax Searches for the time period of 2008 through 2018. To apply for a Tax Search, we must be provided with all names associated with the property since 2008. A Tax Search provides proof of any unpaid taxes against the names provided. In order to be assured that you are obtaining a clear search it is imperative that you provide all names associated with the property during the time period covered.
To have a search conducted, please fill out the form below in duplicate and submit to the Treasurer's office with the appropriate fee.
Tax Search - $20.00 per search. Please provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to have the Tax Search mailed to you. Note: Tioga County does not search addresses, account numbers, or tax map numbers.
Duplicate Tax Receipt - $5.00 per receipt.
PLEASE ALLOW OUR OFFICE ONE WEEK TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST
Residency certificates can be issued NO EARLIER than 60 days prior to the start date of the semester.
Residency Certificates are required of students by Community Colleges. The purpose of obtaining a residency certificate from the student's County of Residence is to give permission to the Community College to bill the County for matching tuition from the State, County and Student.
To qualify for a Residency Certificate the student must present proof to the County that he/she has been a resident of the State for a MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR and in TIOGA COUNTY FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS prior to the start of the semester to be covered.
Application for a Certificate must be obtained from the Community College. Applications for some schools may also be available on their websites. Acceptable proof would include a driver's license, utility bills, bank statements, and personal mail if the envelope is NOT a window envelope and the postmark is clearly legible. If these are not available, in some cases there may be other forms of proof that could be acceptable.
If the applicant has resided at more than one place in the year covered, proof must be submitted for each place of residence dated at the time that the applicant moved to that address.
Applications can be presented in person or by mail. In both cases it is necessary that the proof be included with the application.