Contact Information

Receiver of Taxes
            Dawn Patterson          
 P: (845) 534-4388

Office / Mailing Address
183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518

January 1 - April 1
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 2 - December 15
9 am - 1 pm

The Cornwall Receiver of Taxes is responsible for the collection of all levied Town taxes and all re-levied school and village taxes in compliance with all local and state tax collection regulations.

Property tax bills are mailed out the last week of December. Payments made through January are without penalty. Payments made in February are charged a 1% penalty and payments made in March are charged a 2% penalty plus a $2.00 reminder notice fee. After April 1st, all unpaid tax bills are sent to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance for collection, 291-2480.

The Receiver of Taxes is required by law to send tax bills to banks for those homeowners who have escrow accounts. The banks are required to send the Town an #953 Authorization Form that applies their bank codes to the homeowner's account. Once the tax bill is paid, the homeowner will receive a receipt from the Cornwall Tax Office. If no bank code is applied, the tax bill will be forwarded to the homeowner.

Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law 922, failure to receive a property tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of their obligation to pay taxes in full and in a timely manner. If the property taxes are not paid during the interest free period, the taxpayer is obligated to pay interest and penalties for late payments as per New York State Real Property Tax Law 924.

Contact the Cornwall Assessor Office at (845) 534-7290 if you refinance your mortgage, paid off the mortgage, no longer have an escrow account or if you are a new homeowner and responsible for your taxes and utility bills but you have not received them.

If the property has been sold, please forward tax bill to new owner or return the tax bill to the Cornwall Tax Office with the name and address of the new owner.

Third Party Notification - You may designate another consenting adult to receive duplicate copies of your tax bill filed at the Cornwall Tax Receiver's Office.

Current tax information is available on the Homepage of the town’s website. To access click Online Tax Bills.

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