Finance Department

  • City Hall
    2 Fifteenth Street, Room 2
    Watervliet, NY 12189

  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

About the Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for all accounting and cash management duties for the City of Watervliet. The department also handles the collection of all property taxes, water and sewer rent payments and all subsidiary revenues to various funds and accounts.

This department is responsible for oversight of all expenditures from the annual City budget, investment of cash and City funds, and borrowing for long and short term debt. The Director of Finance arranges and puts to bid bond sales for Serial Bonds and Bond and Revenue Anticipation Notes.

  • Property taxes – Property tax bills are mailed out the first week of January each year and are paid in one installment due January 31.
  • Water and Sewer Rents – These bills are mailed out twice a year. The first installment covers November 1 to April 30 and is collected during the month of May. The second installment covers May 1 to October 31 and is collected during the month of November. All unpaid Water and Sewer Rents will be re-levied to the City Tax Bill.
  • Payment of Bills – Payments may be made at the Finance Office in City Hall in the form of cash or check. Payment may also be made through the mail in the form of a check. All checks should be made payable to the City of Watervliet.
  • On-line Payment – Taxes may now be paid on-line by clicking here.
    **Please note there is a fee associated with paying online collected by Edmunds.**
  • Miscellaneous Payments (including banners, garbage cans, snow emergency tow fees, dog licenses, etc) can now be paid online by clicking here.
  • School Taxes – These taxes are collected once a year and handled by the Watervliet City School District. If you have questions please contact the Watervliet School District Business Office at 518-629-3203.

Taxes Paid/Owed | Water & Sewer Paid/Owed

To view taxes paid/owed and water and sewer paid/owed on properties (if payable to the City of Watervliet), please go to:

View Taxes & Water/Sewer Paid or Owed

Please note there is a fee associated with paying online collected by Edmunds.

Payments of Bills in Person or by Mail

Payments of either property tax or water and sewer bills should be made in person at the Watervliet branch of Pioneer Bank, 2000 2nd Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189 by cash or check only.

Payments made by mail should be sent to City Hall, 2 15th Street, Watervliet, NY 12189.

All checks should be made payable to the City of Watervliet.