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School Property Tax Payment Information

Who to pay? Where to pay? When to pay?
Checks should be made payable to:

Cortland Enlarged City School District Tax Collector
In-person payments:
  • Tompkins Trust Company - 36 Main St., Cortland
  • Tompkins Trust Company -139 North St. Ext., Dryden
Please note:  In-person payments - cannot pay with cash unless you have an account with Tompkins Trust Company.  Non-account payees MUST pay by check.  
  • Taxpayers can pay their tax bill in two equal installments. The first half (installment) is due no later than September 30th and the second half (installment) is due no later than February 28th of the next year, without penalties.

By mail:

Tompkins Trust Company
 P.O. Box 766
Ithaca, NY 14851
(postmark counts as the date received)


Late penalties:

If payment is not received by September 30 deadline, a penalty is assessed on the first half.  Below is a schedule of the penalty assessed on the first half only:

  If first installment is paid by:

   The penalty assessed is:

   September 30


   October 31


   November 30


   December 31


   January 31


   February 28


By Debit Card, Credit Card or E-Check:
  • go to: and find your county and then school district to search for your property tax information and to "proceed to payment" 
  • Debit Card, Credit Card and E-Check payments must be in full amount, including late fees if paying after September 30.  No partial payments accepted when using these payment methods.  
  • There is an additional service fee charged for paying using these methods.

Tax bills are considered delinquent if they have not been postmarked by February 28.  The district will no longer collect taxes after February 28, and are turned over to the City of Cortland, County of Cortland or County of Tompkins for collection as of March 1.
  • If your school taxes are deliquent, all inquiries regarding delinquent taxes need to be directed to:
    • City of Cortland Finance Department: 607.756.6521
    • Cortland County Treasurer: 607.753.5070
    • Tompkins County Treasurer: 607.274.5542



Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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