Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

The Town of Danby in New York

Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Call the Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Court Hours Mon-Tue 8am-11am
Call the Town Clerk 607-277-4788
Town Clerk Appointments 11am–6pm Mon–Fri

Property Tax Collection

The Town of Danby collects Town & County Taxes each year from January through March.

January–March

New tax bills are mailed in the last week in December. Those with a mortgage/escrow, bills are mailed directly to your bank.

Full payments without any late fees, OR, first installment payments are due Jan 31. Payments with late fees are accepted through March 31.

FMI regarding your current or prior Town and County tax bill, please email the Danby Town Clerk office or call 607-277-4788.

April–July

After April 1, the Town reconciles all payments received and transfers collections to Tompkins County Finance Department. Please call 1-607-274-5545 for questions or concerns about late payments or second installments.

Anyone who feels that their assessment is unfair should contact the Tompkins County Assessment Office at 607-274-5517 or by completing the grievance form.

Pay or View Your Taxes Online!

View and pay your tax bill
All credit cards accepted

Mail Your Payment

Send us your payment via postal mail to
1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Mail must be postmarked by January 31, 2022 to avoid any late fees.

Securely Drop-Off Your Payment Via the Town Court Entrance Door

Payments can be dropped off 24-hours via the mail slot in the Town Court Entrance Door.

Make an Appointment to Pay In Person

Use the form below to find the day and time that works for you to pay your tax bill in person.

Please note: As of April 1, the Town of Danby can no longer accept property tax payments.

Property Tax Bills Schedule

Mid-November: Town adopts next year's budget.

End-November: Town submits tax collection and rate amounts to Tompkins County Assessment.

December: Tax bills are prepared by the County Assessment Office.

End-December: Town receives tax bills from County Assessment office and prepares them to be mailed.

First week of January: Property owners should receive their bill in the regular US Postal mail.

January 31: Last day to pay property taxes without a late fee, and to pay by 2-payment installments, if desired. If this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Month of February: 1st-tier late payment fees applied to all tax payments.

Month of March: 2nd- tier late payment fees applied to all tax payments.

March 31: Last day Town receives tax payments. Mailed payments MUST be postmarked by this date to be accepted.

Beginning of April: Town reconciles all tax payments received to date; sends all unpaid bills to Tompkins County.

Mid-to-late April: Tompkins County begins collecting all unpaid property taxes as well as second-installment payments.

End of May: Board of Assessment Review. Grievance Applications are accepted by Tompkins County Assessment up to the time the Board of Assessment Review adjourns, which is typically 8:00PM on the 4th Tuesday of May.

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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