Please read your bill carefully front and back. Your local collector information is on the front. The County collection information is on the back. Please be sure the amount you are paying is printed on the bottom of your bill; or if outdated, call to get a current amount due. Incorrect payments will be returned to sender.
Payments by Credit Card
Credit card payments can be made in our office: Please see our FAQ page here.
Update: YOU CAN NOW PAY YOUR TAXES ANYTIME ONLINE on our X-Press Pay page
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XPress-Pay currently charges a convenience fee of 2.85% of the total tax for online payments.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD CUSTOMERS PROCESSING INFORMATION
A CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY OUR BANK, AS PART OF THE CARD TRANSACTION, CURRENTLY 2.5%, OR $3 WITH PIN. OUR CREDIT CARD EQUIPMENT IS PROGRAMMED BY OUR BANK TO AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE THEIR CONVENIENCE FEE - AND THAT FEE GOES DIRECTLY TO THEM, NOT OUR ACCOUNT. IE: TAX OF $1,500 BEING CHARGED WILL RESULT IN A TOTAL CHARGE ON YOUR ACCOUNT OF $1,537.50.
BEFORE USING YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO CONFIRM THEIR POLICIES REGARDING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TRANSACTION, AND HOLDS THAT MAY BE PLACED ON THAT SPECIFIC CARD, OR TO GET APRROVAL TO GO OVER YOUR DAILY LIMIT THAT THEY MIGHT IMPOSE.
IF YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD TRANSACTION DECLINES ON OUR END FOR ANY REASON, THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION (BANK OR CREDIT UNION) THAT ISSUED THE CARD MAY PLACE A HOLD ON THAT AMOUNT FOR UP TO 30 DAYS.
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR BANK'S POLICY MAY BE, WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO BACK AND RETRIEVE THAT TRANSACTION ONCE THEY HAVE VERIFIED YOUR IDENTITY.
'DECLINED' TRANSACTIONS ENDS OUR INVOLVEMENT IN THAT TRANSACTION. A 'DECLINE' MEANS THAT NO MONEY HITS OUR BANK ACCOUNT, AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN VOID.
ATTENTION: CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HAS REVISED THE SCHEDULE FOR FORECLOSURE OF NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES. THE COUNTY PREVIOUSLY FORECLOSED A TAX THAT WAS 3 YEARS OLD. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017, CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HAS CHANGED THE SCHEDULE TO FORECLOSE ON ANY PARCEL WITH A TAX THAT IS AT LEAST 2 YEARS OLD. THIS MEANS THAT IN JULY 2017, THE COUNTY began THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS, IF 2015 AND/OR 2016 TAXES REMAIN DELINQUENT.
As always, you are encouraged to pay all delinquent taxes before March 31. After that date, if you owe your 2017 County/Town taxes, you will have to pay them before being able to pay your older delinquent taxes, (this 'reverse order' payment law has been in effect since 1994). By paying your delinquent taxes by March 31, 2017, you would be able to avoid the following outlined foreclosure action, and be able to pay your 2017 County/Town taxes at a later date.
According to the revised foreclosure schedule, your property will be in danger of foreclosure IF YOU HAVE A DELINQUENT 2015 AND/OR 2016 COUNTY/TOWN TAX THAT IS NOT PAID BY JUNE 30. On JULY 1, 2017, a search and Foreclosure charge of $170 will be added to the oldest delinquent year tax for any parcel with a delinquent 2015 and/or 2016 County/Town tax. At that point, all delinquent taxes must be paid to avoid foreclosure.
IN NOVEMBER, 2017, THE COUNTY MAILED LEGAL NOTICES TO EVERYONE WITH RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN PARCELS THAT HAVE DELINQUENT TAXES OWING TO THE COUNTY FOR THE YEARS 2015 AND/OR 2016. THAT NOTICE STATES THE LAST DAY TO PAY ALL TAXES TO AVOID FORECLOSURE, IS FEBRUARY 10, 2018. (Usual last day to redeem is early in January each year)
Important Tax Dates
|January 1||Town/County taxes mailed, lien on property, due January 31 without interest.||Local Collector January 1 through March 31|
|April 1||Delinquent unpaid town/county taxes turned over to the County for collection.||County Treasurer April 1 of current year until 2 years after lien date, additional fees apply.|
|May 1||Olean City taxes mailed, due May 31 without interest.||City of Olean May 1 through October 31|
|June 1||Village taxes mailed, due June 30 without interest.||Village June 1 through October 31|
|September 1||School taxes mailed, due September 30 without interest.||School September 1 through October 31|
|November 1||Delinquent unpaid City/Village/School taxes turned over to County for collection and re-levy, no longer payable separately.||County with additional fees November 1through November 15 only, then re-levied to next town/county bill.|
January 1 through March 31
|Pay prior years delinquent town/county taxes before the current year is returned April 1 to avoid paying the newest tax first.||All delinquent Town/County taxes payable to County Treasurer.|
|Taxable status date. Upcoming assessment roll is based on the condition and inventory of the parcel as of that date. All exemption applications must be submitted to assessor prior.|