Town of Cato, Cayuga County, NY

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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
For Immediate Release: Friday, February 12, 2021

Guidance on Qualifying Health Conditions

As the Cayuga County Health Department prepares to start vaccinating residents who have one or more qualifying health conditions, we wanted to inform the public of what information we need from each person in order to receive a vaccination at our clinics. 

At this time, the Cayuga County Health Department will require any individual who has qualifying health condition to provide documentation that they are in fact eligible to receive vaccine. The eligibility documentation can be in the form of: 

• a note on the health care provider’s letterhead (including patient name, date of birth and list their health conditions that qualifies them) 

• a visit summary note w/ health conditions listed, summary note must be from a visit within the past twelve months 

• or a print off from the electronic health record portal with the necessary information 

No individual will be allowed to receive the vaccine without qualifying documentation. The Health Department will be keeping the qualifying documentation for auditing purposes. If you are 65 years of age or older, your age makes you eligible to receive the vaccine at a local pharmacy or state vaccination site, but not at a health department clinic. In order to attend a health department clinic if you are 65 years of age or older, you must also have a qualifying health condition and a note from your health care provider.

 The Cayuga County Health Department does not know how many doses we will be receiving for those with qualifying health conditions. Depending on when the vaccine is delivered and how much is received will determine when a clinic is scheduled.
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2021 Trash Permits will be $96.  Please be sure to bring old permit or driver's license when purchasing new permit.




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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