*** CoVid-19 NOTICE ***
To help stop the spread of the CoVid-19 Coronavirus, per order of the Governor of New York State,
Monday, March 23, 2020 through at least Friday, May 8, 2020
The Saratoga County Treasurer’s Office is operating
essential services only and will be
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
on Thursdays for essential services only.
Please call (518) 884-4724 or contact us using one of the links below to ask questions, schedule an appointment, or leave us a message.
Please mail any business that can be conducted by mail to
Saratoga County Treasurer
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Business mailed to us will be considered received as of the official U.S. Postal Service postmark
(Note: date stamps made by private postage systems such as Pitney Bowes are NOT official USPS postmarks.)
Please utilize our dropbox located to the immediate left our main door.
Staff will retrieve the contents on this dropbox Wednesdays and Thursdays during this time.
Items deposited in the dropbox will be considered received as of the time of retrieval by staff.
We are taking Tax Payments and Certificate of Residency Applications by mail, by dropbox, and by appointment only on Thursdays only if such appointment is absolutely essential.
The Saratoga County Treasurer’s office receives, and is the custodian of, all money belonging to the County or in which the County has an interest. The office also maintains a true account of all receipts and expenditures for the County. This summary outlines the details of this work and the specific services provided by the office.
For more information about any of the services described below, or if you have any questions or concerns, you are welcomed and encouraged to call the Treasurer’s Office at (518) 884-4724.
The goal of the Saratoga County Treasurer’s Office is to provide service and information to the general public, outside agencies, the County Administrator and other County departments.
Property Tax Services for the Public:
- Payment of Village and School Taxes prior to relevy
- Certified tax verifications and tax searches
- Same-day Service for various tax requests including outstanding taxes owed
- Send out courtesy notices to delinquent tax-payers
Other Services for the Public:
- Certificates of Residency for Saratoga County Residents attending Community Colleges in New York. This certificate allows students to pay college tuition at the resident rate, rather than the out-of-state rate, which is generally three times as much.
Specialized Tax Services for Abstractors:
- View and print delinquent tax statements
- Access to the IQS System to digitally view actual tax rolls from 2004 to the present
As a part of Saratoga County’s Fiscal Management Team, the Treasurer’s office plays a key role in ensuring the public’s tax dollars are monitored and used with the greatest of care. The office fulfills this role through responsible cash management, maintaining the funds collected by County departments and reporting the pertinent information to the County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator, and the New York State Comptroller.
Cash Management :
- Collecting County Revenue
- Investing County funds
- Disbursing County Expenses
Maintaining the County’s 25 bank accounts with activities such as:
- Daily Cash Transfers, stop-payments and account balance confirmation
- Check register management
- Monthly bank reconciliations
- Process payments to the County’s vendors, including daily Disbursement vendor payments.
- Review and record collateral adjustments held by 3rd party banks
- Acceptance of retiree monthly health insurance payments
- Administration of County payroll
- Collection of court imposed fines, surcharges and bail
- Provides real property tax information to County taxpayers, local governments, banks and attorneys
- Addresses general financial issues affecting the county
- Develops and issues the County’s annual financial statements
- Oversees the issuance and payment of the county debt
- Collection and regulation of the County’s occupancy tax
- Serves as legal custodian of court and trust funds
- Serves as trustee for cemetery lots
- Serves as administrator for estates of County residents when called upon by Surrogates Court
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