If you are the owner of real property in Chemung County which is your primary residence or
commercial property and such real property is subject to tax foreclosure in 2021, please be
advised of the following:
Properties in Chemung County subject to this year’s tax foreclosure proceeding can be redeemed through April 30, 2022.
Pursuant to the NYS “COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020”
and extensions or amendments thereto, you may be able to claim a COVID-19 related hardship
which would result in this year’s tax foreclosure proceeding being stayed regarding your property.
If you believe you are eligible to claim a COVID-19 related hardship, you must file NYS Form
RP-1102-DS for residential property or form RP-1102-CS for commercial property with our
office. Copies of the form are available at the NYS websites(see below) or from our office.
New York State has announced a new program, Homeowner’s Assistance Fund, to begin January 3, 2022. For more information and eligibility please click on the link provided below.