FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2020
Mayor Noble Asks NYS for Property Tax Extension for City of Kingston Homeowners
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has contacted Governor Andrew Cuomo to request a property tax deadline extension without penalty for current taxpayers in the City of Kingston.
The 2020 property tax installment for non-escrowed, second-half payments is due April 30. However, Mayor Noble has requested an extension of the current tax installment deadline for the City of Kingston homeowners to be extended without interest or penalty until May 21, 2020. In order to offer this 21-day extension to Kingston residents, Governor Cuomo must issue an Executive Order pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 925-a (2), authorizing the City of Kingston to extend the payment period.
“During these challenging and unprecedented times, I am looking for any and all measures that will alleviate the fear and anxiety of members of our community and to help provide some relief,” said Mayor Noble. “My office has received calls from constituents who are concerned about their ability to pay their taxes on time as a result of the hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my duty as Mayor to help in any way I can, and I urge the Governor to grant us this extension.”
Each fiscal year, the City of Kingston taxes are due in two equal installments. The first installment is due within 45 days after tax levy has been set by resolution of the Common Council, which this year was February 14, 2020. The second installment is then due within 120 days after the tax levy has been set, which this year is April 30, 2020.
View Mayor Noble's letter to Governor Cuomo HERE.