Finance

Maureen Walker
Maureen Walker, CPA
Comptroller

The Department of Finance, under the supervision of the Comptroller, is responsible for overseeing and safeguarding the finances of the City of Mount Vernon.

MORE INFORMATION
Documents & Forms
Message from Comptroller
Tax Rates

Short and long-range planning is important to the department’s development and implementation of financial policies and practices. The department manages a number of functions relative to the operation of city government.

With the responsibility of managing cash to assure maximum return and safety of invested funds, the Finance Department assures fiscal integrity and compliance pursuant to law and the provisions of the City Charter.

Major department responsibilities include:

  • Billing and collection of all funds owed the City
  • Investment and management of the City’s surplus cash and funds held in trust
  • Allocation of available funds and monitoring of City expenditures via the budget process
  • Disbursement of funds for services and goods rendered to the City
  • Accounting for and reporting of all funds
  • Debt management, including policy development, issuance and servicing
  • Advising City agencies on risk management issues and in certain cases, obtaining and monitoring insurance policies
  • Overseeing Annual Budget Appropriations

Interest & Penalties

Payment Due Date Information
All tax payments are due within the month specified. Payments received (United States Postmark) after the last collection day of the specified month will be subject to interest and penalties from the first due date.

Late Payments
City and County late tax payments are subject to interest charges of 1 1/2% per month, or any part thereof, from the first due date. 

Interest Charges
City School District late tax payments are subject to interest charges of 1% per month, or any part thereof, from the first due date up until February 20. Payments made after February 20 are subject to an additional 5% penalty at time of payment.

*Please note that under New York State law, we cannot waive penalties or interest on overdue or late tax payments, unless the Governor has issued an Executive Order and/or special legislation has been passed by the State Legislature. Your tax payments must be received or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (postmarks produced by home/office postage machines are not sufficient) on or before the due date to avoid penalties and interest. Due dates that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday are automatically extended to the next business day. Postdated checks cannot be applied to taxes due, and will be returned to the issuer, which may result in late payment penalties. 

Tax Bills & Delinquencies
Tax bills must be paid in full, including all interest and penalties due. Partial payments cannot be accepted.

Payment Methods
In Person
Tax payments can be made in person at the City Hall Department of Finance  located on the ground floor Room 1 of City Hall during office hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  at:
1 Roosevelt Sq Room 1
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

By Mail
Payments made by mail with the payment stub should be payable and sent to:
City of Mount Vernon, NY

Department of Finance
P.O. Box 1006
Mount Vernon, NY 10551

Payments made without the payment stub should be payable and mailed to:
City of Mount Vernon, NY

Department of Finance

1 Roosevelt Square Room 1

Mount Vernon, NY 10550

The first half of the 2014 -2015 year, the School Real Property tax bill is due no later than July 31, 2014 
Also, the Second half of the 2014 City Real Property tax bill is due no later than July 31, 2014 
 
Any questions please call the Department of Finance.  914-665-2442

Documents & Forms


Request for Mailing of Duplicate Bills of Statements of Unpaid Taxes to Third Party

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