I didn’t receive my tax bill, what do I do?

November 23, 2021

Municipalities and the School District use a database of owner addresses from Tompkins County Assessment.  This database is finalized for the year by the end of August.  This means if you bought or sold your house after August, the bill(s) will go to the owner and address as of August.

If you need to change your billing address due to circumstances such as renting your home or moving to a warmer climate for the winter, please contact Tompkins County Assessment and/or check our website for links to the various bills.  By law, you are responsible for paying your tax bills on time regardless of whether you receive a bill in the mail or not. If you have not received a bill by the end of the first week of the month they are sent out, please check our website or give us a call at (607) 273-1721 and we can assist you.