Administration and Finance

Mack Cook, Director
Lori Crompton, Deputy Director

25 Court Street
Cortland, New York 13045

Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:00, Monday through Friday
Telephone: (607) 756-7312
Fax: (607) 753-3295


** NEW! ** 2015 Financial Statement and Independent Auditor's Report

City of Cortland W-9 Form for Vendors


City of Cortland Demographics

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City of Cortland Population


City of Cortland Income


City of Cortland Housing


2014-2015 General Fund Year-to-Date

General Fund 2014: Y-T-D Expenditures by Department

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City of Cortland Compared to State-Wide Averages

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Sales Tax Revenues: 2012-2014

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General Fund 2010-2013: Revenues and Expenditures

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General Fund 2013: Department Compensation/ Total Personnel Cost

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General Fund 2013: Actual vs Budget

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Water Fund 2013: Revenues & Expenditures

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Wastewater Fund 2013: Revenues & Expenditures

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2015 Budget Reports

City Budgets 2014 (Adopted)


2013 Budget Reports

Audit Reports for City of Cortland


Collection of City, County, and Delinquent School and District Taxes

A combined City/County tax bill is issued and mailed, annually, the last week of January. Payment is due in February (interest free), but may be paid in two installments, with an interest of 2 1/2% applied to the second half if paid anytime from March 1 through August 31. For additional interest and penalty information, please call our office at 756-7312. The Cortland School District turns over to the City any school district taxes remaining unpaid at March 1. The City then enforces collection of the delinquent school taxes, making the school district "whole" at November 30. Please call this office for interest information.

A tax search may be requested on any property within the City of Cortland, which will provide information regarding current assessed value, and any outstanding taxes or other charges against a particular property. There is a charge of $25.00 per tax search.

Online City Tax Look-Up

Pay City Taxes Online

Pay Current City Taxes NEW! Additional fees apply.

Pay Water-Sewer Bills Online

Pay Water-Sewer Bills Online NEW! Additional fees apply.

Star School Property Tax Program

This program offers partial exemption for school property taxes and applies to all homeowners regardless of age or income. A component to the Star Program is the "Enhanced Star Program" available to senior citizens only with an annual income of $60,000 or less. Property owners must submit an application to receive the partial exemption, and deadlines vary according to eligibility. We encourage all property owners to contact the City Assessor's Office at (607) 749-3153 for detailed information. Applications must be submitted to the City Assessor's Office, Homer Town Hall, 31 N. Main St., Homer, although application forms and informational pamphlets are available at the City of Cortland Finance Office.

Parking Ticket Fines

The Office of Administration and Finance is also responsible for the collection of parking ticket fines, and the enforcement of the scofflaw process, administered by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.

Pay Parking Tickets Online

Pay Parking Tickets Online NEW!

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Incident Reporting

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Statement

City W-9 Form

City of Cortland W-9 Form for Vendors