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
December 31, 2014
Taxes mailed to all property owners in 14 towns of Clinton County.
January 9, 2015
Final date to pay delinquent 2013 (or prior year) taxes on residential, agricultural, vacant and commercial properties to avoid foreclosure under in rem foreclosure process.
January 31, 2015
Final date to pay first installment payment to town tax collector if paying taxes in four installments.
Final date to submit full payment of taxes without interest to town tax collector.
February 28, 2015
Second installment due to County Treasurer.
March 31, 2015
Third installment payment due to County Treasurer.
April 3, 2015
Final date to pay delinquent taxes to avoid $150.00 in rem fee.
April 30, 2015
Fourth Installment payment due to County Treasurer.
Last day of collection for full tax payment to town tax collectors.
Payments postmarked after April 30, 2015 are subject to 5% county penalty plus interest.
June, 2015 (Date to be determined.)
Clinton County in rem foreclosure auction. For further information about the County auction, please contact Haroff Auction & Realty, Inc. at NYSAuctions.com or (518) 532-9600.