Office Located at:
Town Hall, 7 Bowery Lane.
Beginning January 1 new Town Clerk hours will be Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m.
and Wednesday mornings 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Office Phone No:
Fax, Answering Machine:
Leave a Message. 607-657-8090
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
- Registrar of vital statistics, including birth and death registration, and issuance and recording of
- Sales and recording of dog licenses, notification of delinquent dog license renewals
of the town's board meeting minutes
- Contact with the local newspapers to publish required legal notices
and recording of fees for building permits, mobile home communities, copies, or any activity for which a town fee is imposed
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:
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.
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
December 31st: tax bills are mailed to property owners at address of record or Escrow account holder, if notified
of December: Tax collector may receive tax payments for the subsequent year, once the tax warrant is received
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
- 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
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.