Maintain financial records for all County departments
Pay all audited claims against the County including debt service
Receive and disburse Federal, State and local funds as required
Collect Real Property taxes - see detail below
Responsible for County payroll
Serve as depository for custodial and various trust accounts
Responsible for capital projects including borrowing money and paying all audited claims
Invest funds within guidelines of County Investment Policy to assure optimum earnings
Issue Certificate of Residency to allow residents to attend community colleges at a reduced tuition (Forms available for download on the right side of this page)
Clinton County contracts with an independent auditing firm to annually audit financial records in accordance with the Single Audit Act of 1984. All records in the Treasurer's Office are maintained under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in accordance with the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
The County Treasurer submits an annual financial report to the New York State Comptroller in accordance with General Municipal Law.
Collect delinquent Real Property taxes including County, Town, Village and School taxes for 14 towns, 3 villages and 9 school districts (City of Plattsburgh is excluded)
Collect current taxes for County and Town taxes for taxpayers who opt to pay taxes in four installment payments
School taxes are mailed in September
Taxpayers can enter into a delinquent installment payment program to pay taxes over an extended period (up to 24 months) with a 25% deposit - contact the Treasurer's Office for full details
Tax searches and tax receipts are available for a fee
The Treasurer is the enforcing officer under the In Rem Foreclosure process
All properties, including residential, agricultural, commercial and vacant, have two years to pay taxes before foreclosure (foreclosed after a two-year delinquency)
Title searches are performed annually on property subject to foreclosure
Following judicial transfer of title of foreclosed property to the County, a public auction is held to sell the property - minimum bid is amount of taxes due
City School Tax Collection
Collection of 2014/2015 Plattsburgh City School taxes will be at the Clinton County Treasurer’s Office
from August 1, 2014 through December 1, 2014 (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays)
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
City school taxes that remain unpaid as of December 2, 2014 are payable to the Plattsburgh City Chamberlain with penalty/interest.
Current Significant Dates
All other school taxes are mailed to taxpayers by local school district collectors.
Final date to pay school taxes without interest is determined by local school district.
Please read your bill carefully for dates and times of collection.
Installment payment of school taxes – 3 installment payments.
First payment must be made to local school tax collector by September 30th.
U.S. postmark governs date of payment.
Second and third payments must be submitted to County Treasurer by October 31st and December 1st .
School taxes that remain unpaid as of December 2, 2014 are subject to penalty and interest and will be relevied on the January land tax bills.
Delinquent taxes are advertised in the Press Republican and North Countryman newspapers on September 6th, September 20th, and October 4th (3 non-consecutive weeks).
In Rem foreclosure documents filed with the Court on October 3, 2014.
In Rem publication in the Press Republican and North Countryman on October 4th, October 18th, and November 1st (3 non-consecutive weeks).
Certified letters mailed to taxpayers on October 3, 2014 enclosing Notice of Petition advising delinquent taxpayers last day to redeem property prior to foreclosure being January 9, 2015.
Letters mailed to all parties of interest who hold mortgages or liens against property listed in Notice of Petition on October 3, 2014.