Phone: (607) 737-2996
320 East Market Street
PO Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Phone: 607) 737-2957
Fax: (607) 737-2846
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
The County Treasurer is an office provided for in Section 400 of the County Law and is elected for a four year term as Chief Fiscal Officer of the county. The County Treasureris the custodian of all money belonging to the County and is responsible for collecting, disbursing and investing such funds and for keeping a proper and accurate record of funds received and expended.
The County Treasurer has numerous other duties provided for in State Law including collection of delinquent property taxes, the handling of court and trust funds, acting as a trustee for certain parties and also as the public administrator of estates. Residency certificates for students attending community colleges in New York State are issued by the County Treasurer and there are many other miscellaneous fiscal responsibilities.
The County Treasurer is also responsible for the collection and enforcement with regard to the Hotel and Motel Occupancy Tax imposed in Chemung County as well as the receipt and distribution of Sales Tax among the County, City, Town and Villages. The Treasurer processes payroll for all County departments and audits all county invoices and processes them for payment.