A tax lien is a legal claim against real property for unpaid municipal charges, such as property taxes, housing maintenance, water, sewer, demolition, etc. An owner whose property is subject to a tax lien sale will receive a lien sale notice and the lien sale list will be published publicly.
All delinquent taxes must be paid in reverse chronological order by year. Contact the Treasurer’s Office by phone 518-736-5580 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a Parcel Status Report to ensure the exact amount owed.
Property owners may qualify for assistance with paying delinquent taxes through the New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund https://www.nyhomeownerfund.org/ (click on Join our waiting).