County Treasurer:
Heather A. Scribner

Deputy County Treasurer:
Michelle Ippoliti

Assistant Deputy County Treasurer:
Felicia M. Duesler

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

County Office Building
223 West Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736-5580

The Treasurer's Office accepts Online Payments for the Following ONLY:

  • City of Gloversville County Property Tax beginning January 1

  • City of Gloversville City Tax beginning December 1

  • Delinquent School Tax: Gloversville, Johnstown beginning Dec 1

  • Delinquent School Tax: Amsterdam beginning June

  • Occupancy Tax

  • Delinquent Town Taxes at the end of April

NOTE: We DO NOT collect the City of Johnstown taxes.

How Payments can be made:

  • Online Payments: by ECHECK, CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT CARD for the following (fees may apply- ECHECK is the most economical when paying online).

  • Payments by Mail: check, certified funds or money orders to Fulton County Treasurer. P.O. Box 128, Johnstown, NY 12095. (express mail:223 W. Main St., Johnstown, NY 12095). DO NOT send cash through the mail.

  • In Person Payments: Credit Card, Debit Card, Check, Certified Funds, Money Order, Cash

Online Payments to the Treasurer's Office

Helpful information when paying your taxes:

  • All town bills are collected by local town tax collectors through March 31. Contact your local collector for their collection procedures.

  • Beginning April 1, town collectors will return any unpaid taxes to the County Treasurer’s Office.

  • Current County taxes cannot be paid during the first two weeks of April during transition period. Contact the Treasurer’s Office during the last week of April for current amount due.

  • To avoid payment delays, please be sure to submit the correct amount due from your bill.

Please contact the Treasurer’s Office with any questions.

The office of the Chief Fiscal Officer of the County is responsible for legally receiving all revenues due the County and disbursing the funds as set forth in the budget approved previously by the Board of Supervisors.

The department collects all delinquent school, village, town and county taxes and the handling thereof, including the entire property foreclosure process and the property auction procedure, according to the New York State Real Property Tax Law. The Treasurer’s office works directly with local town tax collectors to insure professional and proper tax enforcement. The office also collects and enforces all taxes in regard to the City of Gloversville parcels.

The Treasurer’s office offers an installment plan offered to qualified residential property owners who are delinquent on their property taxes under the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Supervisors.

The County’s Fixed Asset Inventory is recorded and maintained for each County Department.

Any property owner who rents their property on a short-term basis (less than 30 days) must register their property in accordance with the Occupancy Tax Law.

1st Quarter:
January 1st - March 31st.
Due before April 20th

2nd Quarter:
April 1 - June 30th.
Due before July 20th

3rd Quarter:
July 1 - September 30th.
Due before October 20th

4th Quarter:
October 1- November 30th.
Due before January 20th

  • Student must be a resident of Fulton County for six (6) months prior to the semester start date and a resident of New York State for one (1) year.
  • Some colleges supply the Certificate of Residence application. If not, our office provides a generic form, which is also located on our website.
  • The Application will need to be completed and notarized. Our office can notarize the application, if necessary.
  • Student must provide photo identification and proof of Fulton County residence for at least 6 months prior to start of class.
  • The Certificate of Residence is good for two (2) semesters.

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order (GEO 202.11) entered on March 7, 2020 and extended by EO 202.96, suspending the 30-day deadline to obtain a Certificate of Residence expired on March 28, 2021.

Beginning March 29, 2021 students will be unable to retroactively obtain a Certificate of Residence for a prior semester to receive the Resident Tuition Rate. All students will be required to obtain their Certificates in order to qualify for the resident tuition rate under the NYS Education Law guidelines no earlier than 60 days prior to start of classes and no later than 30 days after the start of classes. Proof of semester start date will be required.



Deadlines to complete residency for community colleges is NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER THE START OF CLASSES. This deadline is imposed by the County and enforced under NYS Education Law Sections 6301 and 6305. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the Certificate within the stated time frame. The County has the right to deny giving a student a Certificate of Residency due to late submission. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the student being charged, and responsible for, the out of state tuition rate.

The County will issue a Certificate for the 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO START OF CLASSES. If you have lived in more than one county within the 6 months prior to the start of the term, you must obtain a certificate from each county.

The County will require proof/documentation that shows your name, physical address (PO Boxes will not be accepted) and date that proves at least 12 months in NYS and up to 6 months in Fulton County.

Applications are available on our website. Please include a copy of your current driver’s license for verification and be sure the application is notarized. Please be sure to include your phone number on the application.

Appointments are required and can be made following the link at the top of our page.

Please contact our office with any questions.


Certificate of Residence Issuance Schedule:


Application Submission Period

Fall Semester

July 1 to October 22


November 5 to February 18

Spring Semester

November 26 to March 4

Summer Semester

May 1 to August 1


January 1st - Town and County Bill

Town payments
Jan. 1st - Mar. 31st. pay town collector
May 1st collections begin at Treasurer's Office

Gloversville payments:  
Jan. 1st collections begin at Treasurer's Office

April 1st - Gloversville City Tax 

Payments from April 1st - Oct. 31st City of Gloversville
December 1st collections begin at Treasurer's Office

June 1st- Village Tax

Payments from June 1st - Oct. 31st Village Collectors
Village Tax relevied on next County Bill, NO PAYMENTS accepted after October 31st.

Sept. 1st - School Tax

Payments from Sept. 1st - Oct. 31st. School Tax Collectors.
November 1st Town schools are relevied on next County Bill
City Schools Dec. 1st collections begin at Treasurer's Office.

We do accept credit cards through MAB Payments.

We also accept cash, personal checks, money orders and cashier checks.

We offer installment agreements once a year in May, to eligible taxpayers.

Letters are sent out in April to qualified residential property owners who are delinquent on their property taxes.

Please call the office for details.
+1(518) 736-5580


The office administers the Fulton County Occupancy Tax Law which monitors, collects, and enforces all regulations under the law that went into effect on July, 2017. Certificate of Residency forms are also issued from the Treasurer’s office.

As Chief Fiscal Officer for the County, the Treasurer serves as Public Administrator at the discretion of the Surrogate Court Judges. The Chief Fiscal Officer is responsible for the preparation and delivery of the following reports to various state and federal agencies: Annual Update Document, Audited Financial Statements & Federal Single Audit, Cost Allocation Plan, Report of the Chief Fiscal Officer (Public Administrator), Report of Abandoned Properties, Governmental Accounting Standards Boards Statement #34, Governmental Accounting Standards Boards Statement #45, Report of Treasurer Annual Court & Trust Report, and the annual Securities and Exchange Commission Disclosure Statement.

The Treasurer is accountable for all County investments including but not limited to CD’s, CDARS, Treasury Bills, or any Comptroller approved investments.

(Heather A. Scribner - County Treasurer)