Judith Thurston

Office Located at:
Town Hall, Bowery Lane.

Business hours:
Tues., Wed. and Thurs 7-9pm.
(Closed second Tuesday of every month).

Office Phone No:
607-657-8090

Fax, Answering Machine:
 Leave a Message. 607-657-8090

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Links to Information Regarding Assessment:

 
 
 

The Town Clerk and Tax collector is an elected position in the Town of Richford. The duties of these positions are separate, but performed by the same person or the deputy.

As town clerk, the following types of jobs are performed:

  • Registrar of vital statistics, including birth and death registration, and issuance and recording of marriage licenses
  • Sales and recording of dog licenses, notification of delinquent dog license renewals
  • Recording of the town's board meeting minutes
  • Contact with the local newspapers to publish required legal notices
  • Collection and recording of fees for building permits, mobile home communities, copies, or any activity for which a town fee is imposed
  • Records management official for the Town of Richford
  • Sales and recording of hunting and fishing licenses on behalf of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The duties of the tax collector relate to the management and collection of the town and county tax bills each year. The calendar of events is generally the same:

  • Throughout the year: tax collector receives notices of additions, deletions, and changes related to ESCROW accounts for property owners with mortgages and Escrow requirements; also may receive change of address notifications.
  • December: County budgets for the subsequent year are finalized and tax levy set; tax warrant and tax bills prepared by the County treasurer's office
  • Late December: Paper copies of tax bills available to town tax collector
  • By December 31st: tax bills are mailed to property owners at address of record or Escrow account holder, if notified
  • End of December: Tax collector may receive tax payments for the subsequent year, once the tax warrant is received
  • Month of January: Property owner can pay tax bill in person at the town hall or by mail without penalty or interest. For mailed payment, postmark date determines date paid.
  • Month of February: Property owner is assessed 1% interest for late payment, but can still pay in person or by mail. For mailed payment, postmark date determines date paid.
  • Month of March: Same as February, but 2% interest is charged
  • Month of April: Same as February, but 3% interest is charged; late notices are sent for unpaid tax bills after April 15th
  • Month of May: Property owner is assessed 4% interest for late payment plus $1.00 second notice fee, but can still pay in person or by mail. For mailed payment, postmark date determines date paid.
  • Month of June: All unpaid tax bills are returned to the county treasurer's office. The tax collector reports on the collections and closes the tax account for the year.

Residents with unpaid tax bills after May 31st must contact the county treasurer's at (607) 687-8670 office to resolve town and county tax issues.

The tax collector collects the taxes..... The assessor and the board of assessment review are responsible for the valuation of the property.


Click Here to go to our Dog License Help Page

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DOG LICENSING FEE SCHEDULE (1/1/2011)
 
 
$17.00 For Licensing an Unspayed/unneutered dog + $3.00 population control surcharge = $20.00 total.
 
$10.00 for licensing a spayed/neutered dog + $1.00 population control surcharge = $11.00 total.
 
$15.00 enumeration fee for any dog found to be unlicensed/unrenewed at the time of the enumeration. These fees will be used to cover costs related to conducting the enumeration.
 
$4.00 tag replacement fee for tags that are lost or stolen.
 
$1.00 per month late renewal fee.
 
$1.00 fee if a delinquent/reminder letter is sent to cover printing, and postage.
 
Up to $50.00 fine for first violation of the Local Law entitled "LICENSING AND CONTROL OF DOGS IN THE TOWN OF RICHFORD" within 5 years.
 
Up to $100.00 fine for second violation of the Local Law entitled "LICENSING AND CONTROL OF DOGS IN THE TOWN OF RICHFORD" within 5 years.
 
Up to $200.00 fine for third and subsequent violations of the Local Law entitled "LICENSING AND CONTROL OF DOGS IN THE TOWN OF RICHFORD" within 5 years.

Click Here to View .pdf of Town of Richford NY. Dog Licensing and Control Law.

Local Governments to assume all functions of dog licensing in New York State. On January 1, 2011, all local governments must assume all the duties of dog licensing and maintaining a central database of dogs within their municipality.  To view a copy of this new law and its implication, click here.    
 
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