**PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 – THE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX SALE THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 16, 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
On March 16, 2020, Schoharie County declared a State of Emergency (SOE) due to COVID-19 virus and closed the County Offices to the public. While our offices are closed to the public, the Treasurer’s Office will still have limited responsibilities that are being performed. Should you need to contact us, you may call 518-295-8386 and leave a detailed message, with your name, phone number, and reason for calling and we will make every effort to return your call within a few days’ time. Please provide as much information as you can regarding the reason for your call.
You may also email email@example.com with any questions you have.
We ask for your patience and understanding during this transitional time. Please rest assured the Treasurer’s Office is making every effort possible to continue to provide the residents of Schoharie County with the best service possible during this transitional period. The health and safety of our employees, as well as the public, is our first priority during this time.
“Our mission is to provide the people of Schoharie County with professional services in a courteous, friendly manner. The staff of the Treasurer’s Office will make every effort to answer your questions about delinquent taxes or county finances in a complete, direct and straightforward way. We are committed to the principles of expert financial administration combined with a dedication to respectful, courteous public service.”
Mary Ann Wollaber-Bryan – Schoharie County Treasurer
And all of the finance professionals who serve the public in the Treasurer’s Office
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9, Schoharie, NY 12157
Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Mary Ann Wollaber-Bryan, Treasurer
Jennifer Fernandez, Payroll Administrator, Deputy Treasurer
Dawn Geiskopf, Payroll Assistant
Mark Southworth, Accountant & Budget Analyst
Veronica Diamond, Junior Accountant
Joan Chase, Principal Account Clerk
Michelle L. Gaida, Director of Taxes
Donna Falconio, Sr. Tax Clerk
Kiah Marshall, Tax Clerk
Treasurer’s Delinquent Tax Collection
It is the responsibility of the County Treasurer’s Office to collect real property taxes that become delinquent. If the delinquent taxes remain unpaid for a period of four years (for residential or farm properties) or two years (for commercial properties), the office is also responsible for enforcement of foreclosure procedures as required under New York State Real Property Tax Law, Article 11.
In Schoharie County, real property tax bills are sent out according to the following schedule:
Town and County Tax Bills are sent out on January 1st of every year. They are payable to the local tax collector without penalty until January 31st. After that date, interest accrues at 1% per month. The local town tax collectors warrant expires in late May or early June, and after that date taxes must be paid to the County Treasurer’s Office because the local town tax collector will no longer be able to accept your payments.
Village Tax Bills including any re-levied water or sewer charges are sent out on June 1st of each year. These are payable to your local Village Clerk until October 31st (or when the collector’s warrant expires) and are subject to monthly interest charges. After that date, the village taxes may be paid to the Treasurer’s Office through November 30th. If the village taxes remain unpaid after November 30th, a penalty will be added and the entire amount will be re-levied (or added) to the Town and County Tax Bill which comes out in January. The Village of Cobleskill uses a Jan 1 – Dec 31st calendar and sends out their tax bills on January 1st of each year.
School Tax Bills are sent out on September 1st. These taxes are payable to your local school tax collector during the months of September and October, or until the collector’s warrant expires. After the warrant expiration date, school taxes may be paid to the Treasurer’s Office through November 30th. If the school taxes remain unpaid after November 30th, a penalty will be added and the entire amount will be re-levied onto the next Town and County Tax Bill which comes out in January.
The Schoharie County Treasurer’s Office offers a monthly installment agreement which can make the paying of taxes easier. The taxes can be divided into 12 equal payments which is especially helpful to property owners who may be on a fixed income. Please contact our office for details.
Treasurer’s Certificates of Residency
Students attending Community Colleges may obtain a Certificate of Residency from the Treasurer’s Office free of charge, or they can download it here in PDF format. To qualify, the student must have resided within the county for any period up to 6 months prior to the beginning of a semester and have been a resident of New York State for the past 12 months.
Tax Search Certificates
The County Treasurer’s Office provides Tax Search Certificates upon request. The fee for each Tax Search Certificate is $10.
Tax Map Certification
Tax Map Certifications required for filing of tax maps is available upon request. The fee for tax map certifications is $10.
Payroll & Benefits
Payroll and Employee benefits are administered through the Treasurer’s Office Payroll Administrator. If you have any questions regarding the employee benefits, please contact us.