Per New York State Law, the County Treasurer is the Chief Fiscal Officer of the County and is the legal custodian of all money belonging to the County, or in which the County has an interest. Our responsibility is to keep a true and accurate account of all receipts and expenditures of the County.
Our mission is to perform those duties using full transparency and open disclosure to the Board of Supervisors and to the public, and to fulfill our responsibilities in a totally professional atmosphere of courteous, respectful, and friendly customer service.
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
Michelle L. Gaida, Director of Taxes
Donna Falconio, Sr. Tax Clerk
Kiah Marshall, Tax Clerk
Kathleen Guest, Administrative Support II
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 Villages of Cobleskill and Schoharie use a Jan 1 – Dec 31st calendar and send 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. The application may be downloaded here, as well as an instruction sheet. To qualify, the student must provide proof of residing 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.
It is the responsibility of the Schoharie County Treasurer’s Office to collect a 4% Occupancy tax on overnight lodging that is used to promote tourism in Schoharie County. Any lodging facility offering overnight accommodations must register with the Schoharie County Treasurer’s Office. This includes inns, bed & breakfasts, boarding houses, condominiums, cabins, cottages, motor courts or clubs, bunk houses, lodges, trailers, campers, and tents offered for rent on an overnight basis. If you offer rental units that provide lodging on an overnight basis, please complete the registration form below and mail to: Schoharie County Treasurer
PO Box 9
Schoharie, NY 12157
518.295.8386 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office. (Local Law #2-2009 Local Law Imposing a Tax on the Occupancy of Lodging Facilities) (Occupancy Tax Registration Form)