James McFadden


Location & Phone

56 Main Street, Room 210
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:


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.

  News & Announcements

Tax Foreclosure Auction

  Meetings and Events

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 Tax and Payment Information

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:

  1. Personal Check- Personal checks may not be used in combination with any other form of payment. If paying with a personal check it must be for the full amount of the taxes.
  2. Cash
  3. Bank Check
  4. Combination of #2 and #3

Make checks or money orders payable to: Tioga County Treasurer

Mail Payments to:

Tioga County Treasurer
56 Main Street
Room 210
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 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)

August Unpaid List
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492001- Barton-Village
492089- Barton
492200- Berkshire
492401- Candor-Village
492489- Candor
492601- Newark Valley-Village
492689- Newark Valley
492801- Nichols-Village
492889- Nichols
493001- Owego-Village
493089- Owego
493200- Richford
493401- Spencer-Village
493489- Spencer
493600- Tioga

Enforcement and foreclosures are handled under Article 11 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.

The basic deadlines are as follows:

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.

A Tax Search provides proof of any unpaid taxes against the tax map number provided. 

Tioga County currently provides tax searches for the time period of 2009 through 2019. To apply for a Tax Search you must provide our office with a completed Tax Search form (only one copy is required), payment, and a self-addressed and stamped envelope if you wish to have the Tax Search mailed to you. 


Tax Search - $20.00 per search. 

Duplicate Tax Receipt - $5.00 per receipt.




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.

 Transparency Information

2019 County Budget
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2018 County Budget
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2017 County Budget
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2016 County Budget
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2015 County Budget
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2014 County Budget
PDF, 426 KB

2013 County Budget
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2012 County Budget
PDF, 284 KB

2011 County Budget
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2010 County Budget
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2009 County Budget
PDF, 764 KB

2008 County Budget
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2007 County Budget
PDF, 583 KB

2006 County Budget
PDF, 898 KB

2005 County Budget
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2004 County Budget
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