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Finance Contact Info

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Donald Paris

City Treasurer

phone icon (845) 346-4150
fax icon (845) 343-1101
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house 16 James Street
      Middletown, NY 10940

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tax Sale on December 16th 2017 at 10AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the orders and resolution the Common Council of the City of Middletown, Orange County, New York, duly made and entered at large and in the records of said City, I will on the 16th day of December 2017, at ten o’clock in the morning, Eastern Standard Time, at the Common Council Chambers in the City Hall of the City of Middletown, 16 James Street in the City, offer for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder the properties hereinafter described for the accrued taxes, assessments and liens assessed thereon in the year of 2016 and prior, together with penalty, interest charges and expenses of the sale as provided by the charter of the City of Middletown to wit, the following properties situated in the City of Middletown, Orange County, New York:

Click here for list of tax Sale →  pdf Tax Sale for 2017 (11 KB)

Taxes

 Billing Schedule

City/ County/ Library Tax Bill - First Installment is due on or before March 1st. On March 2nd a 2% penalty is charged. Beginning April 1st there is an additional interest charge at the rate of 1% per month.Second Installment is due on or before July 1st. On July 2nd a 2% penalty is charged. Beginning on August 1st there is an additional interest charge at the rate of 1% per month.

Finance

Tax Rates (as of Jan. 1, 2017)  
City $81.499
County $22.883
Library $4.627
Total $109.01

per $1,000 assessed value 

Issued by & Payable to:

City of Middletown
16 James Street Rm. 13
Middletown, NY 10940

The Finance Department's diversified responsibilities include: the formulation and administration of the City's annual budget; the collection of all revenues; including real property tax billing and collection, water/sewer billing and collection, the administration of grants from federal and state sources, payments to vendors for services rendered, the City's payroll, health insurance, worker's compensation, deferred compensation, NYS retirement, the administration of Tax Sales, filing of Tax Liens and Redemptions and servicing the City's financial portfolio.

What We Do Just for You
The above items are complex and vital, but what does the Finance Office do especially for you the taxpayer?  We handle your real property tax billing and collection, water/sewer billing and collection and collect all monies for the City licenses and permits.  When you need help or information we are here to assist you in a friendly and courteous manner.  We explain about possible water leaks in the home, how to test for them and how to better conserve water.  If you have any questions or concerns you may contact us using the following options: telephone (845) 346-4150, fax 343-1101 or by email finance@middletown-ny.com

Click on links below for more financial information:

 Click here to view a 2018 Revenue vs Expense Summary Sheet →  pdf 2018 Revenue Vs Expense Summary Sheet Report (72 KB)


The following billing schedule will explain when bills are issued and payments are expected:                                          

Billing Schedule:

CITY/COUNTY/LIBRARY TAX BILL

Issued by & Payable to: City of Middletown
16 James Street Rm. 13
Middletown, NY 10940

First Installment: Due on or before March 1st
On March 2nd a 2% penalty is charged.
Beginning April 1st there is an additional interest charge at the rate of 1% per month.

Second Installment: Due on or before July 1st
On July 2nd a 2% penalty is charged.
Beginning on August 1st there is an additional interest charge at the rate of 1% per month.

WATER/SEWER BILLS

Issued three times a year: January 1st, May 1st, September 1st.
(Consumption greater than 500,000 gallons per year are billed monthly)
Payments are due within 30 days.
Payments received after 30 days are subject to a 5% penalty.
Payments received after 60 days are subject to an additional 5% penalty.

For inquiries call us at 346-4150  fax to 343-1101

Water Meter Department

Please call the water meter department if you need your Final Meter Readings when you are selling your home at 845-346-4123.

SCHOOL TAX BILL

Issued on October 1st by, and payable to:

Middletown School Tax Collector
P.O. Box 5132
White Plains, NY 10602-5132

For inquiries call the school tax collector: 845-326-1198

 

The City of Middletown Finance Office Reminds You - Fix Leaks to Lower Costs

LEAKS = WATER & YOUR MONEY TRICKLING AWAY!

In an average residence, 22 gallons of water are lost to leakage each day, and the most common culprits are leaking toilets or dripping faucets. 

It is not uncommon to find toilets leaking much more water than the average 22 gallons.  Silent toilet leaks can account for up to 200 gallons a day of lost water without anybody noticing the leakage.   A dye tablet or 10 drops of food coloring can be used to check a toilet for leaks.  Place the tablet or food coloring into the toilet tank.  If color appears in the bowl after waiting at least 30 minutes, a leak is present.

  • Even a pinhole leak such as in a washing machine hose, can waste up to 170 gallons a day.
  • A running faucet uses about a gallon of water per minute.
  • If a faucet drips one drop per second, you waste 2,700 gallons a year.
  • It is suggested that 100 gallons per person per day is average usage. 

Multiply family members by 120 days in a billing period to find where your usage should be.  (2 x 100 x 120 = 24,000 gallons) 


Follow these Easy Steps to Determine if there is a Leak                                                                                       

  • Turn off all water inside and outside the house.
  • Listen and look for running water and drips.
  • Locate your water meter on the main water line INSIDE the home.
  • Find the small red “star” above the numbers on the face of the meter; if it is turning at all, you have a leak.
  • Record the gallon on the meter before bed and again in the morning.  If the number has changed, water has flowed through the meter.
  • It is a good idea to read your meter monthly to keep track of your usage and spot increases as soon as possible.



Water/Sewer Bills
Issued three times a year: January 1st, May 1st, September 1st. (Consumption greater than 500,000 gallons per year are billed monthly)
Payments are due within 30 days. Payments received after 30 days are subject to a 5% penalty. Payments received after 60 days are subject to an additional 5% penalty.

 

School Tax Bill
Issued on October 1st by, and payable to:

School Tax Collector
223 Wisner Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

For inquiries call the school tax collector: 845-326-1198


Board of Estimate and Apportionment Meetings

City of Middletown
Mayor's Office
16 James Street
Middletown, NY

If planning to attend, call 845-346-4100 to confirm meeting date and time.