Real Property Services
The Real Property Tax Services (RPTS) Division of the Finance Department ascertains, enters and extends taxes levied by the Board of Legislators for all County, town, and special district purposes. This includes unpaid village taxes, safety net charges (Utica and Rome), erroneous taxes, delinquent water and sewer rents, part-county delinquent sewer charges, and the preparation of the tax rolls for such taxes. The RPTS Division calculates and apportions the semi-annual mortgage tax distribution, calculates tax rates on behalf of the towns, prepares tax warrants and certain state mandated reports. Responsibilities include maintaining the assessment of real property as determined by the local assessors and providing consulting and advisory services to local assessors and tax collectors in the performance of their duties.