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How to Pay Property Taxes

The dates below are typical, but can vary between taxing districts. This page is informational only. Please check your tax bill for exact dates of collection to avoid interest and penalties.

County and Town Taxes

County taxes are collected by local tax collectors during the first three months of the year. In all 22 towns, the county tax bill will also include all town taxes, special districts, unpaids, and re-levies. In the City of Fulton, the county tax bill will also include city taxes, including special districts, unpaids, and re-levies.

Tax bill issued: January 1st
Due by: January 31st
Split payment offered?: Yes
Last day to pay without interest: January 31st
End of local collection: March 31st
Returned to county:
Mid-April
Paying delinquent taxes:
Pay online or in person to County Treasurer's Office.

Unpaid county/town taxes are returned to the county treasurer for collection in April.

City Taxes

City of Fulton
City taxes are collected by the City of Fulton Chamberlain year-round. Fulton city taxes are included on the county tax bill in January and include any city special districts, unpaids, and re-levies.

Tax bill issued: January 1st
Due by: February 28th
Split payment offered? Yes
Last day to pay without interest: February 28th
End of local collection: n/a (always collected locally)
Returned to county: n/a
Paying delinquent taxes: Contact the Fulton City Chamberlain

Unpaid city taxes are not returned to the county treasurer for collection. The city of Fulton performs their own tax enforcement.

City of Oswego
Oswego city taxes are collected locally by the City of Oswego Chamberlain. These city taxes are separate from the county tax bill and include all city special districts, unpaids, and re-levies.

Tax bill issued: April 1st
Due by: April 30th
Split payment offered? Yes
Last day to pay without interest: April 30th

Returned to county: April of the following year
Paying delinquent taxes: Contact the Oswego City Chamberlain if it has been less than one year since the bill was issued. If it has been returned to the county, you may pay online or in person to the County Treasurer.

Unpaid city taxes are returned to the county treasurer for collection one year after they are issued by the city.

Village Taxes

Village of Phoenix Taxes
Phoenix village taxes are collected by the Phoenix Village Tax Collector from March through October. This bill includes village taxes, along with any village special districts, unpaids, and re-levies. If village taxes go unpaid, they will be re-levied onto the next county tax bill in January and can no longer be paid separately. They will appear on the county bill as the line item "Village Re-levy."

Tax bill issued: March 1st
Due by: March 31st
Split payment offered? No
Last day to pay without interest: March 31st

Last day to pay: October 31st
Returned to county: November

Unpaid Phoenix village taxes are returned to the County Treasurer in November for re-levy onto the county bill in January.

All Other Village Taxes
Village taxes are collected by Village Tax Collectors from June through October. This bill includes village taxes, along with any village special districts, unpaids, and re-levies. If village taxes go unpaid, they will be re-levied onto the next county tax bill in January and can no longer be paid separately. They will appear on the county bill as the line item "Village Re-levy."

Tax bill issued: June 1st
Due by: June 30th
Split payment offered? No
Last day to pay without interest: June 30th

Last day to pay: October 31st
Returned to county: November

Unpaid village taxes are returned to the County Treasurer in November for re-levy onto the county bill in January.

School Taxes

Fulton City Schools
Fulton city school taxes are collected by the Fulton City School Tax Collector from September through April. This bill includes the school and library taxes. If school taxes go unpaid, they will be bundled with other unpaid city taxes in the city of Fulton or unpaid county taxes for towns outside the city.

Tax bill issued: September 1st
Due by: September 30th
Split payment offered? Yes
Last day to pay: March 31st
Returned to county: If the property is within the city of Fulton, it is not returned to the county and is collected by the city chamberlain. If the property is in one of the towns outside the city, then it will be returned to the county in April.

Unpaid Fulton city school taxes are returned to the County Treasurer for collection in April if the property is outside the city limits. 

Oswego City Schools
Oswego city school taxes are collected by the Oswego City School Tax Collector from October through February. This bill includes the school and library taxes. If Oswego city school taxes go unpaid they will be bundled with unpaid county taxes at the county treasurer's office once returned.

Tax bill issued: October 1st
Due by: October 31st
Split payment offered? Yes
Last day to pay: February 28th (following year)
Returned to county: March (following year)

If your property is within the city of Oswego, unpaid Oswego city school taxes will be returned to the Oswego City Chamberlain for collection. For towns outside the city the unpaid Oswego city school taxes are returned to the County Treasurer for collection in March.

Central School Districts
Central school taxes (non-city) are collected by school tax collectors from September through November. This bill includes the school and library taxes. If school taxes go unpaid, they will be re-levied onto the next county tax bill in January and can no longer be paid separately. They will appear on the county bill as the line item "School Re-levy."

Tax bill issued: September 1st
Due by: September 30th
Split payment offered? No
Last day to pay: October 31st
Returned to county: November

Unpaid central school taxes are returned to the County Treasurer in November for re-levy onto the county bill in January.