Broome County and Binghamton Finalize Landmark Tax Collections Agreement

BINGHAMTON, NY - Mayor Matt Ryan and Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala today signed the final agreement transferring the City of Binghamton’s tax collection operations over to Broome County’s Real Property Tax Department. The signing took place at a morning news conference at city hall. As a result of this agreement, Broome County will now be collecting both current and delinquent taxes on behalf of the City and the Binghamton City School District.

The Mayor and County Executive have worked on this agreement beginning shortly after Mayor Ryan took office in January. This has been a priority for both administrations.

“I began working on this idea last year with the previous administration at the city and was pleased to see that Mayor Ryan wholeheartedly supported the idea and picked it up almost immediately as one of his priorities,” said Executive Fiala. “I have always said consolidation only makes sense when it leads to cost savings and or efficiencies and this move meets both criteria.”

“This agreement will help us streamline other services at city hall and allow the County to perform a service for the City that they have proven to excel at,” said Mayor Ryan. "We look forward to exploring other consolidation and shared services initiatives."

The transfer of information is already taking place between the county and city. Beginning September 1st, city taxpayers will begin paying their tax bills in person at the Real Property Tax Department on the 2nd floor of the Broome County Office Building (directly east of city hall). Payments can also be mailed directly to the Real Property Tax Department, care of:

BC Receiver of Taxes
PO Box 2087
Binghamton, NY 13902

The county will now mail tax bills, collect payments, issue delinquent notices, execute all in-rem agreements, conduct foreclosure proceedings, as well as maintain and auction off properties. Payments for water & sewer, parking tickets and other fines should still be delivered and mailed to the City Treasurer’s Office.