Comptroller's Office

About Us

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 Responsibilities

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.

1st Half School Tax 2019 to 2020 is due without penalty no later than July 31, 2019

2nd Half City Tax 2019 is due without penalty no later than July 31, 2019

Taxes can be paid online.

Partial Payments

The Finance Office will be accepting partial payments for the years 2015, 2016 2017 and 2018.

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 during office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at:

City Hall Department of Finance

1 Roosevelt Square

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 10551-1006

Payments made without the payment stub should be payable and mailed to:

City of Mount Vernon

Department of Finance

1 Roosevelt Square Room 1

Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Further Information

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

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