Finance Department Services

The Finance Department is the customer service core for the City of Geneva. Our staff, and that of our financial partner, Lyons National Bank, recognize that your investment dollars, be they in the form of property taxes, sales, taxes, utility payments, or other payments to the City are as precious to you as they are to us. To that end, we manage your investment with the goal of providing a high level of value in terms of efficiency, great services, programs, and facilities.

Our groundbreaking partnership with Lyons National Bank is a prime example of leveraging your investment. In 2012, we entered into this partnership with an eye toward delivering a higher level of service and value to our customer-investors. Staff from Lyons National Bank process payments for utility bills and property taxes. Additionally, they manage your investment to ensure that we are earning proper returns.

Finance Department staff manage other internal and external customer service functions, including
acceptance of payments for fines, fees, and late taxes, accounts receivable and payable, payroll,
budget administration, and audit services.


Join the Citizen Budget Academy 

final budget academy

Register today! Fill out this brief form.

The registration is a first come, first served basis. This course is the 3rd in the Mayoral Institute of Civic Engagement. Registration will close when class is full, but is sure to fill up fast. Runs every Monday from April 3rd to May 25th.

April 3rd – It’s Accrual World

April 10th – In This Economy?

April 17th – Everything’s Bigger in Taxes

April 24th – Wanted: Debt or Alive

May 1st – Safe and Sound

                                                                              May 8th Adam Takes a Vacation

                                                                              May 15th – BYOB: Bring Your Own Budget

For a PDF poster click here.

Any questions? Please contact Adam Blowers at acb@Geneva.ny.us or 315-828-6582.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

January – City/County Tax Bill – 1st installment due by 1/31
February – School Tax Bill – 2nd installment due by 2/28
May – City/County Tax Bill – 2nd installment due by 5/31
September – School Tax Bill – 1st installment due by 9/30

Current tax bills are paid via our financial services partner, Lyons National Bank. Payments may be made at the downtown Geneva branch, on Exchange Street, or by mail according to the instructions on your bill.

Any taxes paid after the due date may be made in our offices, located at Geneva City Hall; 47 Castle Street, in downtown Geneva.

PENALTIES ON OVERDUE TAXES

City and County tax bills paid after the due date accrue penalty of 1% per month.
School taxes  paid after the due date accrue  penalty of 1% per month.
School taxes paid after February 28th have an additional 5% added to the installment and penalty.

WATER BILLS ISSUED

January 1st
April 1st
July 1st
October 1st

Water bills are due within 30 days of issue

If water service has been discontinued due to non-payment of a bill, the full amount of the bill, any penalties and a $150 reconnection fee must be paid before service will be reinstated.  For questions regarding your water bill, please contact the City Comptroller’s Office.

Water bills are paid via our financial services partner, Lyons National Bank. Payments may be made at the downtown Geneva branch on Exchange Street, or by mail according to the instructions on your bill.