Town of Cato

Barn Behind a FieldWelcome to the Town of Cato

The Town of Cato is located in Cayuga County and encompasses the Village of Cato, the Village of Meridian and the Town of Cato.

Important Notice

2021 Trash Permits will be $96.  Please be sure to bring old permit or driver's license when purchasing new permit.


The Cato Town Board will hold a special year end meeting to pay the 13th Abstract and any other town business that comes in front of the town board on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM at the Town of Cato Municipal Building, Short Cut Rd., Cato, New York.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the taxable inhabitants of the Town of Cato.  Collector of Taxes of the Town of Cato, County of Cayuga, and the State of New York has duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Cato for the year 2021, and that I will collect at the Town of Cato Municipal Building, 11320 Short Cut Rd., Cato, NY 13033 from January 1, 2021 to April 1, 2021.

Collection hours are Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Payments may be mailed to the above address.

Taxpayers have the option of paying one full payment or in two installments if the total tax amount exceeds $50.00.  If installments are elected, there will be a service charge added to the tax amount.  First installment payment must be paid, in full, on or before February 10, 2021.  If not, then the total tax amount must be paid as provided by law.  Full payments, without an interest charge, must be received on or before February 10, 2021.  


Full collection payment from February 11, 2021 to March 1, 2021 is subject to a 1% interest.

Full collection payment from March 2, 2021 to March 31, 2021 is subject to a 2% interest.

Jody Snyder, Town Clerk/Tax Collector


The Cato Town Board is accepting Letters of Interest for Planning/Zoning Board Member. Please send letter of interest to:   Jody Snyder, Town Clerk Town of Cato at 11320 Short Cut Road, Cato, NY 13033 or email to

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