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Finance Department

 June 29, 2022 Tompkins County Finance Department:
  • Treasury Division is open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Not fully vaccinated? Please wear a mask. We would like to STRONGLY encourage everyone to make their tax payments through the US Mail, using our locked drop-box or online payment system.                                                                                                                             
  • If you need help with any services, please email: finance@tompkins-co.org or call Treasury 607-274-5545 or Accounting 607-274-5544
  • Property Tax Payments may be completed online at https://pay.xpress-pay.com/org/534B839211A5447.  Please email for detailed instructions: finance@tompkins-co.org. We also now have a BLACK Locked Drop Box located to the LEFT of our outside door at: Tompkins County Finance Office, 125 East Court St., Ithaca, NY.  All checks can be made payable to: Tompkins County. If you prefer to not have your check left overnight, please have it in by 4:15pm
  • Residency certificates can be requested on line at Application for Certificate Of Residence

The Finance Department, overseen by Finance Director Rick Snyder, has three divisions.


Treasury Division - Responsible for receipt and custody of all County funds; coordinates investments of County resources; administers the hotel room occupancy tax; maintains tax rolls and provides tax searches and copies of tax bills; responsible for enforcement of delinquent property taxes for Town, County and School taxes; issues certificates of residency for attendance at community colleges; custodian for court and trust funds. Phone: 607-274-5545. Email: treasury@tompkins-co.org


Accounting Division - Maintains financial records of the County; audits and processes all payments; coordinates issuance of bonds to finance capital projects; prepares annual financial report. Phone: 607-274-5544.


Purchasing Division - Coordinates public bidding in accordance with state requirements. Phone: 607-274-5500.