Options for Payment
Payments may be made by:
- Credit card
- Money order
- Official or certified bank check
- Personal check
Personal checks are accepted subject to collection, for which this office assumes no responsibility. If a check is returned for any reason, a $25 returned check fee will be added to your account.
Payments for taxes on parcels in foreclosure cannot be paid with a personal or business check. Payments for these parcels must be made with guaranteed funds (i.e., official or certified bank check, money order, cash, and/or credit card).
Paying by Mail
Payments sent in the mail can only be accepted by the date postmarked on the envelope. Without a postmark on the envelope, mailed payment will be accepted and processed as the date they were received. It is suggested that a taxpayer making a tax payment by mail near a deadline date, send the payment by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. We highly recommend that cash not be sent via U.S. mail.
Credit Cards & eChecks
The County Treasurer accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. Please note, however, that if you choose to use a credit card or a debit card, a service fee of 2.25% will be added to each transaction by the credit card processor in addition to any tax, penalty and interest charged.
In addition to credit and debit card payments, payment may be made via electronic check online. A service fee of $2.50 will be added by our credit card processor for eCheck payments.
Making Credit Card Payments
Credit card payments can be made in person in the County Treasurer's Office, by phone, or online. The Treasurer's Office requires signed authorization prior to processing any credit card transactions by phone. The Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF) should be filled in per the directions on the form and faxed to 315-253-1369 or mailed to the Treasurer's Office.
The County Treasurer will accept online payment through GovPayNet for the following property taxes:
- Town & County 2nd Installments (only if 1st Installment paid to Town by February 10th due date)
- Delinquent taxes and Liens
- Installment Agreement payments
Payment must be for the exact amount due, as the County Treasurer is not authorized to accept partial payments. Contact our office at 315-253-1211 for the exact amount due. Inaccurate payment amounts may be rejected by the County Treasurer. The credit card processor, GovPayNet, will refund rejected transaction amounts within 3 to 5 business days, however the service charge will not be refunded.
The Cayuga County Treasurer's Office does NOT collect any taxes on parcels located in the City of Auburn.