School Tax Information
Sharon Rarick, (518) 622-8534, ext. 25140
Collector of School Taxes
424 Main Street
Cairo, NY 12413
View Your Tax Information Online
Property owners may access their tax information and pay their tax bill through Info-Tax Online >>
(Please allow seven business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.)
2016-17 Tax Notice
2016-17 Tax Collection Period
School property tax bills are mailed out in late August. Tax bills may be paid, without penalty, during the period September 1 through September 30, 2016. All taxes paid or postmarked after September 30 shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%) until October 31, 2016. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the school tax collector postmarked after October 31, 2016. All taxes remaining unpaid after October 31 shall be returned to the County Treasurer for further collection.
Payment of Taxes
Online: Taxpayers may now pay tax bills online at Info-Tax Online:
- Simply enter your information into Info-Tax Online and click "Search"
- Once you have brough up your tax information, the "Pay Balance" tab appears near the bottom left of the screen. (Convenience fees will apply to all online payments.)
- Note: the "Pay Balance" tab will not appear until September 1, 2016.
In person: Payment of school taxes may also be made in person to the Cairo-Durham Central School District Tax Collector at the Bank of Greene County – Cairo Branch ONLY (230 M. Simons Road, Cairo, NY 12413) in the lobby only, during the following times with the exception of any holidays:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please remember to bring your tax bill with you!
By mail: The school district will also accept payments by mail so long as the payment is in the exact amount due and made payable to “CDCSD Tax Collector.” Payment mailing address:
PO Box 10
Cairo, NY 12413
You must include the original tax bill with your payment. No partial payments shall be accepted.
STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption
Basic STAR exemption: Most residents who own and live in their home are eligible for the NYS Basic STAR property tax exemption on their primary residence. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.
Enhanced STAR exemption: Available for senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard. For these qualifying persons, an additional percentage of the full value of their primary residence is exempted from school taxes.
Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program: New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. You can register online at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/register-for-star-credit.htmor by phone at (518) 457-2036. These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline.
To learn more, visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-2016-tp-faqs.htm
In 2015, NYS created a new STAR Rebate for the years 2016 through 2019, which replaces the Property Tax Freeze Credit offered in 2014 and 2015. The new rebate applies to homeowners who are receiving the STAR exemption and who live in school districts that pass budgets at or below their tax levy cap. In 2016, the rebate will be a $185 credit for eligible homeowners earning $200,000 or less. For the years 2017 through 2019, the rebate will equal the STAR tax savings multiplied by a percentage determined by the taxpayer's income, with eligible annual income capped at $275,000. The State will mail rebate checks to residents in the fall.
Janice Hall (518) 622-3120, ext. 252
Gordon Bennett (518) 239-8362
Carol McBride (518) 945-1044
Audre Higbee (518) 934-2141, ext. 7
Mark Los (607) 652-2241
Donna Kropp, Jeff Pine, Kathy Wank (518) 797-3798 or (518) 239-4225
Additional Contact Links
The Greene County Real Property Tax Services website offers links concerning Greene County, NY properties, including: STAR & other exemptions, tax assessors, tax collectors, tax rates, tax assessments, tax sales data, tax maps, etc.
Albany County (518) 487-5290
Greene County (518) 719-3527
Schoharie County (518) 295-8386