Clerk's Office open on all Saturdays in January from 8:00 am until Noon.
2019 Taxes are mailed by the Town Clerk/Tax Collector so that you will receive them soon after January 1st. Full payments are due by January 31st without penalty (unless you are a senior citizen who qualifies for an extension - see more info below). First installments are also due by January 31st and can not be accepted by law after January 31st.
Pay Online with a credit/debit card or an e-check by clicking the "TaxGlance" button on the right. Online payments may be made January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.
Taxes are payable to April L. Scheffler Tax Collector until March 31, 2019.
Second installments and any payments after March 31, 2019, are payable to Tompkins County Finance, 125 East Court St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Telephone: (607) 274-5545.
If you have an escrow account, your bill will be mailed directly to your bank.
If you don’t have an escrow account and do not receive your tax bill by January 6, 2019, please call the Clerk’s office at (607) 898-5035 and request that another copy be sent to you. Please remember that even if your bill is lost in the mail or you do not receive it for any reason, you still are responsible to pay it before the due date or a penalty will be charged.
Important Notice for Senior Citizen Taxpayers
Your deadline for paying GROTON Town & County 2019 Taxes on YOUR RESIDENCE is extended to Monday February 7, 2019 without penalty BUT ONLY if you meet the following criteria:
You MUST already have a Town or County Senior Exemption or an Enhanced STAR Exemption. (65 or older & under a certain income)
Applies ONLY to YOUR RESIDENCE, which must be in the Town or Village of Groton.
Applies ONLY to FULL PAYMENTS.
If you choose to make a partial payment, you must do so by January 31st.
Applies only to GROTON Town & County 2019Taxes.
MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY - Any non-qualifying payment after January 31st will be charged the
CALL April or Robin at 607-898-5035 TODAY to see if you qualify for this extension!
All qualifying Senior Citizen bills paid after February 7 will be charged the late fee.
The Local Advisory Board of Assessment Review Meeting will be sometime in May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Groton Town Hall. Anyone who feels that their assessment is unfair may attend this meeting and present a grievance. Forms may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office, the Tompkins County Assessment Office or by following this link:
Tax Exemption Forms & Information on how to apply please contact Tompkins County Assessment:
Town & County Taxes
With TaxGlance you can pay your taxes online from January thru March. You can also view and print your Town & County tax bill online anytime. Can't find your paid receipt? Now it's easy, just go online and print it!
Credit/Debit Card Payment
You can pay your taxes online by clicking the TaxGlance button above, in person at the Clerk's Office or over the phone by calling 607-898-5035. Our credit card provider will charge an additional 2.75% service fee when paying your taxes with a credit card or debit card. (If the bill is $64.00 or less the service fee is $1.75.)
E-Checks will be charged an access fee depending on the amount of the check:
$1,999.99 and less - $2.50
$2000.00 - $3,999.99 - $5.00
$4,000.00 - $5,999.99 - $7.50
$6,000.00 - $7,999.99 - $10.00
$8,000.00 - $ 9,999.99 - $12.50
Over $10,000 - increments of $2.50 per $2,000