St. Lawrence County Treasurer's Department

Significant Dates for Property Taxes

  • January
  • Local Tax collection begins for the current year Town/County tax bills
  • Month end - Final date to pay current year first installment to Town Tax Collector with 2% surcharge
  • Month end - Final date to submit full payment of current year tax without interest to Town Tax Collector

February

  • Return of unpaid prior year Ogdensburg School taxes to SLC Treasurer
  • Delinquent Ogdensburg School tax notice sent from SLC Treasurer’s Office ($2.00 fee added)

March

  • Second installment on current year tax due to Town Tax Collector

April

  • Final date to pay taxes, from two years prior, to avoid foreclosure (1st)
  • Inspections begin on foreclosure properties
  • Foreclosure notice sent from St. Lawrence County Treasurer’s Office regarding prior year taxes ($2.00 fee added)
  • Notice sent out by Town Tax Collectors regarding unpaid current year taxes (Fee added by towns - $1.00, $2.00, or $0.00)

May

  • Third installment on current year tax due to the Town Tax Collector
  • Final date to pay current year taxes to Town Tax Collector to avoid 5% return penalty to the County
  • Final date to pay prior year taxes to avoid $150.00 foreclosure fee (added June 1)

June

  • Local tax collection begins for the current year Village tax bills
  • $150.00 added to prior year delinquent taxes
  • Current year taxes returned to the County Treasurer’s Office, 5% penalty added to total including 5% June interest
  • Month end - Final date to pay current year Village taxes without 5% penalty

July

  • Notice sent from County Treasurer’s Office regarding current year delinquent taxes, offering installment contracts in August and September ($2.00 fee added)

August

  • Installment contract appointments begin.  Appointments are held through September 30
  • Auction book available for sale at the County Treasurer’s Office
  • Auction book available on internet

September

  • Local tax collection begins for the current year School tax bills
  • Annual county auction (2nd Saturday)
  • Month end - Final date for 1st installment to be paid to the School Tax Collector with a 1% surcharge

October

  • Current year Village Taxes returned to the County Treasurer for collection
  • Month end - Final date for 2nd installment of current year school tax to be paid to the School Tax Collector
  • Month end - Final date for prior year delinquent taxes to be paid to prevent advertisement in the newspapers
  • Month end - Final date to pay prior year Delinquent Ogdensburg School tax before it is combined with the current year Delinquent taxes

November

  • Current year School taxes returned to County Treasurer for collection
  • Lis Pendens notice sent by County Treasurer’s Office regarding current year delinquent taxes ($2.00 fee added)
  • Lis Pendens filed in the County Clerk’s Office ($5.00 fee added)
  • Advertising of prior year delinquent taxes ($30.00 fee added)
  • Notice of petition of Foreclosure sent certified mail from the County Attorneys Office to owners with prior year taxes delinquent ($2.00 fee added)
  • Final month to pay current year Village taxes to avoid having them relevied onto January Town/County tax bill
  • Final date to pay current year School taxes to avoid having them relevied onto January Town/County tax bill

December

  • Final date to pay Omitted Taxes to avoid relevy onto January Town/County tax bill (1st)




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