The City of Syracuse City Payment Center is making multiple payment options available to property owners seeking to pay City-School 2020-21 tax bills. City-School 2020-21 property tax bills mailed to property owners at the end of June are due during the month of July. While City Hall continues to be closed to public access, Payment Center staff has continued to process payments while limiting in-person interactions in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Payment options include:

  • By mail – checks or money orders can be sent directly to the JP Morgan Chase payment processing center in order for payments to be processed immediately. Payments must be made payable to the Commissioner of Finance with the coupon for each property tax bill mailed to:

Commissioner of Finance

P.O. Box 5271

                             Binghamton NY 13902

  • Online – by going to, payments made online will have payment status updated immediately. The Web site vendor charges one convenience fee per property. Fees vary based on amount paid and method of payment (e-check or credit card).
  • By Drop Box – a drop box on the Market Street side of City Hall allows payments to be made anytime of the day by cash (change unable to be given), check or money order. Water bills are also accepted through the drop box. The coupon for each property tax bill must be included in the envelope. To receive a receipt by mail, a self-addressed envelope must be enclosed.

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To assist owners with multiple properties, a list of properties and amounts due can be requested through a new service in the payment center. All properties without an escrow account can be pulled into a custom report detailing payment information. To simplify the payment process, the report can be submitted with one check to pay for the taxes due for each property without having to present each coupon for every property owned. For questions related to tax bills or to request a custom report with a list of properties in order to make one payment, email or call 315-448-8310.


  1. Have had repeated issues with check sent by mail not processed for more than 30 days and then charged a fee.

    1. Try using a different browser. Once you enter the address, the property information should appear and a button underneath that says “Pay Now” should appear.

      Thank you.

  2. web site does not work right go to pay my taxs and then get property # then ?? it has no way to pay?

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