Town Clerk/Tax Collector

TOWN OF SANFORD

Alison Lang

Town Clerk/ Tax Collector

91 Second St

Deposit, NY 13754

Office: 607-467-3214     Fax: 607-467-5414

clerk@townofsanfordny.com

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – Noon & 1PM – 4PM

Friday: 8:30am – Noon

LEGAL NOTICE

COLLECTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY TAXES

YEAR 2024 IN THE TOWN OF SANFORD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that I received the Tax Roll and Warrant for the Collection of Town and County Taxes in the Town of Sanford, Broome County, New York, for the Year 2024.

TERMS OF PAYMENT: January 2 through January 31, 2024. NO PENALTY

                                        February 1 through February 29, 2024 PENALTY 1%

                                        March 1 through April 1, 2024 PENALTY 2%

NOTICE: You may make partial payments on your Town and County Taxes. In order to do so, the Collector/Receiver must be paid at least 50% of the tax bill during the month of January, with the balance due with appropriate Interest by April 1, 2024.

NOTICE TO PURSUANT TO SECTION 987 OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW: A Notice of unpaid Taxes must be sent to all Property Owners who have not paid their Taxes 31 days after the Penalty Free Period.

NOTICE TO PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 680 AMENDED REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW 987: The Town of Sanford, by Board Resolution 11/08/1994, approved $1.00 Charge per Parcel, For sending the Delinquent Tax Notices.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The ASTERISK (*) ON THE BACK OF THE BILLS, explains the $1.00 – 2nd notice fee on the back of the Tax Bill.

I am required to return the Tax Roll and Warrant to the Broome County Commissioner of Finance as of April 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. Tax Payments must be made by April 1, 2024 and thereafter to the Broome County Commissioner of Finance, Broome County Office Building, Government Plaza, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902-1766, Phone Number (607)778-2161.

During January, February, & March 2024, Taxes can be paid at the Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 91 Second St, Deposit, NY 13754, on Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon, Holidays will be observed.

Dated: December 2023

Alison Lang

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town of Sanford, Broome County, NY

TOWN OF SANFORD 2024 TAX COLLECTOR’S NOTICE

COLLECTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY TAXES

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In Person Collection Available:

Every* Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 12 noon; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 12 noon; January, February & March

*Offices will be Closed on January 15th, February 19th, and March 29th for Federal Holidays

Important Dates:

Wednesday January 31st – Last Day to Pay with NO Penalty

Thursday February 29th – Last Day to Pay with 1% Penalty

Monday April 1 – Last Day to Pay with 2% Penalty in the Town of Sanford Town Hall

 

NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THIS OFFICE AFTER APRIL 1, 2024

 

Payments can be made with Cash, Check, Money Order or Credit Card (Fees apply for credit card transactions)

Payments:

  • IN PERSON: Town Clerk’s Office Town Hall 91 Second St, Deposit, NY 13754
  • BY MAIL: Check or Money Order made payable to Alison Lang, Tax Collector and mailed to: Town of Sanford Town Clerk, 91 Second St, Deposit, NY 13754
    • POST MARK will be accepted as long as the physical date is stamped on envelope. NOTE: Some online payment companies do not postmark envelopes; in these cases, payment is considered received on the date it arrives to the Town Clerk’s Office.
  • ONLINE: From our homepage, townofsanfordny.com click the “Pay Property Taxes Here” button to be redirected to the online tax payment site.
    • Pay online with a major credit card or e-check. Detailed instructions are listed below for online payments.

Receipts: 

  • BY MAIL: Send entire bill with payment
  • BY E-MAIL: After payment has been made, E-Mail Town Clerk at clerk@townofsanfordny.com
    • Subject Line: “Tax Receipt”
    • State the Name listed on the Parcel, the Tax ID #, and the email address to send receipt to.

Penalties

  • Partial Payment Option: At least one-half of the “Total Amount Due” must be paid in the month of January. The remaining balance must be paid in one payment by April 1, 2024 (penalty of 1% of the remaining balance during the month of February, and 2% penalty March 1 – April 1 2024)
  • January payments are penalty – free. Last day to pay or postmark penalty free is January 31, 2024.
  • 1% Late Fee will be added to the bill beginning February 1, 2024. Last day to pay or postmark at a 1% fee is February 29, 2024
  • 2% Late Fee will be added to the bill beginning March 1, 2024. Last Day to pay or postmark at a 2% fee is April 1, 2024
  • As of April 2, 2024, no payments can be accepted by the Town of Sanford Tax Collector.

Reminders:

  • $20.00 fee charged on all returned checks
  • We accept Cash, Personal Check & Money Order (*No Post-Dated Checks), Major Credit Cards
  • Payee on check must be: “Alison Lang, Tax Collector” if it is not, your check will be returned and could result in a late payment.

Payments will be returned if checks are incomplete/incorrect. To avoid a returned payment:

  • Be sure to sign your check
  • Make sure check is payable to “Alison Lang, Tax Collector”
  • In the “Memo” section, identify the property by bill number, address, or tax map number
  • Make sure the numeric amount is clearly written and equal to the written dollar amount.
  • Make sure your payment is postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before due date of payment. 
  • Make sure your check is made out for the correct amount based on when your check is being mailed.

 

For delinquent tax information contact Broome County Finance Department at 607-778-2161. 

You can also access Tax information via www.taxlookup.net

Paying Your Bill

You can pay your 2024 TOWN/COUNTY Property Tax Bill via:
  • Check made payable to "Alison Lang, Tax Collector"
  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (service fee will apply, see below)
  • Electronic Check Payments (service fee will apply, see below)
pay online

Credit Card Payments Made in Office

TOWN OF SANFORD offers the convenience of accepting MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa credit cards for paying your 2024 TOWN/COUNTY PROPERTY TAX. The payment processing company charges a service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum to cardholders who use this service. Just stop by our office to use your MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express or Visa.

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Credit Card Payments Made Online

Now you can pay your 2024 TOWN/COUNTY PROPERTY TAX from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

Electronic Check Payments

TOWN OF SANFORD now accepts electronic check payments using our online payment service. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account at your bank. You will need your 9-digit routing number, as well as your account number from your personal checks (see example below). A per transaction service fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

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IMPORTANT: When Payment Options appear, click on the "Switch to Pay with Check" link and then continue entering your information.

pay online

Welcome to the Office of the Town Clerk. Your Doorway to Local Government

 

 

Services Provided by the Town Clerk’s Office:

Licensing is a primary function of this office. The following types of licenses are issued:

Dog Licenses

Dogs must be licensed by 6 months of age. Proof of spay/neuter is required along with current rabies vaccination. Fees are as follows: $10.00 spayed/neutered; $20 unspayed/unneutered. Licenses are renewable yearly. Acceptable forms of payment: Cash, Check, or Money Order

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Proof of residency required. Proof of Hunter’s Safety Course required for Hunting License. Fee varies. Acceptable forms of payment: Cash, Check, or Money Order

New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide for 2023 available in the office during regular business hours. 

Marriage Licenses

Proof of Age required by submitting raised seal birth certificate; Proof of Identity is required by submitting a driver’s license, passport, employment picture ID or immigration record with picture. There is a 24 hour wait period from the exact time the license is obtained and the exact time of the ceremony and it is valid for 60 days. Information regarding previous marriages must be furnished. Fee is $40.00. Acceptable forms of payment: Cash, Check, or Money Order.

Important – Please call for an appointment to apply for a Marriage License, All appointments must be made within an hour of office closing. Thank you!

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for collection of:

Town and County Taxes

Collection in January, February, March.

After March 31, all unpaid taxes are turned over to Broome County Finance Department. Contact the Finance office at 607-778-2161 as additional penalties/interest apply. 

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, and money order. 

If you would like to view or print your Town and County taxes go to www.taxlookup.net

Other Services Provided:

Handicap Parking Permit

Must provide proof of residency and have application completed by applicant and Physician. No Fee.

Certified Copy Requests

Please complete the attached form(s), sign, have your signature notarized and return it with a copy of acceptable identification and a check for $10.00 made payable to Town of Sanford. Return the completed form to: Town of Sanford, Attn: Town Clerk, 91 Second St, Deposit, NY 13754.

Copy of Birth Certificate

Freedom of Information Law: Birth certificates, death certificates and the indexes related to birth and death certificates are NOT subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are NOT open to public inspection. Access to vital records maintained by local registrars is subject to Public Health Law 4173 and 4174 and the Health Commissioner’s Administrative Rules and Regulations Sections 35.1 through 35.8.

Birth Certificate – certified copies, certified transcripts may be issued:

1. To a person with a New York State Court

2. To the person named on the birth certificate, if 18 years of age or order

3. To the parents of the person named on the birth certificate

4. To the lawful representative of the person named on the birth certificate

5. To the Commissioner of Health

6. To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes

A Certification of Birth may be issued:

1. To the person named on the birth certificate, if under 18 years of age

2. To a person over 18 years of age, if a certification is what they prefer

3. To a person who can demonstrate the record is required for a judicial or other proper purpose

Legal Guardians or Non-Legal Guardians and Relatives – If a birth certificate is requested by the legal guardian of the person to whom the birth certificate relates, the record may be issued only if the applicant produces Court certified legal guardian papers. If the request is made by a non-legal guardian or relative, the copy may not be issued directly to that person. It is possible with written notarized consent of the person or parent.

Copy of Death Certificate

Freedom of Information Law: Birth certificates, death certificates and the indexes related to birth and death certificates are NOT subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and are NOT open to public inspection. Access to vital records maintained by local registrars is subject to Public Health Law 4173 and 4174 and the Health Commissioner’s Administrative Rules and Regulations Sections 35.1 through 35.8.

Death Certificate – A Certified copy or a certified transcript of a death certificate may be issued:

1. To a person with a New York State Court issued on a showing of necessity

2. To a spouse, parent or child of the deceased

3. To the lawful representative of the spouse, parent or child of the deceased

4. To a person requiring the record for a documented legal right or claim

5. To a person requiring the record for a documented medical need

6. To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes*

*Important Note: There is no provision in the laws to release lists of death certificates for any governmental use.

Copy of Marriage Certificate

Certified Copies or Certified Transcripts may be issued:

1. To the bride and groom

2. To the lawful representative of either spouse

3. To a municipal, state or federal agency when needed for official purposes

Types of Acceptable Identification

1. Driver’s License

2. Non-driver’s License

3. Passport

4. Naturalization Papers

5. Military ID

6. Employer’s ID

7. Police Report of lost or stolen ID