Comptroller’s Office

The Comptroller, is responsible for overseeing and safeguarding the financial affairs of the City and manage the same pursuant to law and ordinances of the City Council. He shall keep a separate account with every department, and with each improvement for which funds are appropriated or raised by tax or assessment.

The Comptroller shall review, administer and coordinate all risk management through the identification of exposures, loss prevention, risk evaluation and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding risk control and risk financing. The Department of Finance also 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 and 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.

  • 1st Half School Tax 2019-20 is due without penalty no later than 7/31/19
  • 2nd Half City  Tax 2019 is due without penalty no later than 7/31/19

Taxes can be paid online at

  • Partial Payments:
    The Finance Office will be accepting partial payments for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 only.
  • 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.
  • Payment Methods In Person:
    Tax payments can be made in person at the City Hall Department of Finance located at 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550, Room 1, during office hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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 10551-1006

    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

For more information, please call the Department of Finance at 914-665-2442.


MORE INFORMATION
Message from Comptroller
Tax Rates

Documents and Forms

Transfer Tax Applications (Both Forms Must be Submitted)
Transfer Tax Application
Real-Property-Transfer-Tax-Return-Instructions
Westchester County Transfer Tax Receipt
WesCtyTranTaxReceipt2
Request for Mailing of Duplicate Bills of Statements of Unpaid Taxes to Third Party
Request-for-mailing-of-duplicate-tax-bills

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