Pease note: We will no longer be open every Saturdays during January.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
We will have special hours to pay taxes as follows:
Friday, January 29th, 8am - 6pm
Saturday, January 30, 8am - Noon
Monday, February 1, 8am - 6pm
ALL HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE due to the COVID-19 situation
2021 Taxes will be mailed by the Town Clerk/Tax Collector so that you will receive them soon after January 1st. Full payments are due by February 1st without penalty (unless you are a senior citizen who qualifies for an extension - see more info below). First installments are also due by February 1st and can not be accepted by law after February 1st.
Pay Online with a credit/debit card or an e-check by clicking the "TaxGlance" button on the right; or over the phone at 607-898-5035. Credit/debit payments may be made until March 31, 2021.
Taxes are payable to April L. Scheffler Tax Collector until March 31, 2021.
Second installments and any payments after March 31, 2021, 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, 2021, 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 2021 Taxes on YOUR RESIDENCE is extended to Monday February 8, 2021 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 February 1st.
Applies only to GROTON Town & County 2021 Taxes.
MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY - Any non-qualifying payment after Februray 1st 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 8 will be charged the late fee.
Anyone who feels that their assessment is unfair should contact the Tompkins County Assessment Office at 607-274-5517 or by following the link below.
Tax Exemption Forms & Information on how to apply please contact Tompkins County Assessment:
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