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Real Property Tax Services

Mission Statement

The Real Property Tax Service of Broome County seeks to improve the administration and understanding of the real property tax. Technical and professional assistance is provided to other county departments, local governments, local town assessors, school districts, the taxpayers and public, attorneys, and real estate professionals in all aspects of real property tax.


Contact Information

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
60 Hawley Street, 2nd Floor
P. O. Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902

Telephone: 607.778.2169 or 607.778.2124
Fax: 607.778.2359


Real Property Tax Service Staff

David C. Hamlin, Director
Susan M. Pufky, Assistant Director
Wendy Gates, Receiver of Taxes


Services

  • Train and assist local assessors in coordination with NYS Office of Real Property
  • Train members of Boards of Assessment Review
  • Assist assessors with the completion of annual reports
  • Provide assessment rolls and exemption forms to local assessors
  • Work with towns and school districts for preparation of tax rolls, tax bills, and mailing
  • Provide property and assessment information to taxpayers, property owners, and other interested parties
  • Maintain property sales records
  • Serve as the tax collection agency for the City of Binghamton, Towns of Binghamton, Conklin, Dickinson, Fenton, Kirkwood, Nanticoke, Union and the School Distrists of City of Binghamton, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Johnson City and Susquehanna Valley.
  • Maintain tax maps for all towns and villages in Broome County
  • Administer the installment tax payment program
  • Identify the delinquent tax parcels and manage the county tax foreclosure auctions

Calendar

  • March 1 of each calendar year - "Taxable Status Date", the determining date for assessment per condition and ownership of a property. Also, the final date for the filing of exemptions.
  • March - Village tax - Village of Windsor only
  • May 1 - Publication and filing of the tentative assessment rolls for each town
  • Fourth Tuesday of May - Grievance Day. Last date for the filing of a formal complaint on an assessment. Meeting of the Boards of Assessment Review.
  • June - Village taxes for all villages except Village of Windsor
  • July 1 - Publication and filing of the Final Assessment Rolls for each town.
  • September - School taxes
  • January - Town and County taxes

Exemptions

All real property tax exemptions are administered at the local level. Please contact the town assesor.


Tax Mapping

The tax mapping division of the RPTS maintains the tax maps for the 16 towns and 7 villages in the County of Broome. Tax maps and updates are provided to the local assessors� offices and are available for examination and inspection at the RPTS office. Updates to the maps are processed on a continual basis. Copies of these maps are available at a minimal charge through the Planning Department.


Tax Installment Program

The Broome County Real Property Tax Service provides an installment tax program for those taxpayers who have become delinquent in the payment of their real property tax and are in danger of county tax foreclosure. Upon entering this program, the taxpayer is required to make a down payment of 25% of the taxes due; the remaining amount is to be paid over 24 monthly payments with 1% monthly (12% annual) interest charged. Also and most importantly, all new taxes coming due during that 24 month period must be kept current.

For more specific information, please contact the Real Property Tax Service.


Tax Collection

The Broome County Office of Real Property Services has worked with the Inter-Governmental Relations Committee of the County Legislature to consolidate the collection of real property taxes in an effort to reduce the operating costs of those collections. Real Property Tax Services is now the collection agent for City of Binghamton the Towns of Binghamton, Conklin, Dickinson, Fenton, Kirkwood, Nanticoke, Union and the School Districts City of Binghamton, City of Binghamton Sunrise Terrace, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Johnson City and Susquehanna Valley.

 

 All checks are payable to BC Director of OMB. 

Payments by mail for the City of Binghamton are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department BNG
P. O. Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Binghamton are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB
Department TOB
P.O. Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Union are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department UN
P. O. Box 2087
Binghamton, NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Dickinson are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department DK
P. O. Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Conklin are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department CL
P. O. Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Kirkwood are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department KW
P. O. Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for the Town of Fenton are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB                                                                                                             
Department FN                                                                                                                
P O Box 2087                                                                                                                    
Binghamton NY 13902      

Payments by mail for the Town of Nanticoke are sent directly to:

BC Director of OMB
Department NT
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902     

Payments by mail for Binghamton City School District are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
Department BCSD
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for City School District - Sunrise Terrace are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
Department SRSD
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for Chenango Forks School District are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property
Department FORKS
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for Chenango Valley School District are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
Department CVSD
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for Susquehanna Valley School District are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
Department SVSD
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

Payments by mail for Johnson City School District are sent directly to:

Broome County Real Property Tax Service
Department JCSD
PO Box 2087
Binghamton NY 13902

In person payments may be made at the Real Property Tax office as well as at offices within each town for the convenience of the taxpayer. Payments may be made by personal or bank check or in cash; cash payments should be made in person only and not sent through the mails.

Effective January 2011, taxpayers in the City of Binghamton and the Towns of Binghamton, Conklin, Dickinson, Fenton, Kirkwood, Nanticoke, School Districts City of Binghamton, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Susquehanna Valley and Johnson City will have the option to pay in full by e-check, debit card, or credit card.  Payment may be made by using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card.  Please understand that our bank imposes a fee to you for this convenience.

Tax information for certain towns, school districts and villages can be found at www.taxlookup.net.


Address Changes

To change your permanent tax billing address, please complete and return to Real Property the Tax Roll Change form found at this link.Please include documentation if required.  


Deed Filing Information

When eRecording, please complete the TP-584 and RP-5217 forms online in PDF format and submit electronically with the deed.

For deeds submitted via hard copy, complete the the PDF forms online, print, and submit them with the deeds.

The four-part RP-5217 forms are no longer required.

The PDF forms can be found on the Internet at:

TP-584   

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/property/tp584_fill_in.pdf

RP-5217

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp5217.pdf