Peter J. Markou

Peter J. Markou, Treasurer

Greene County Treasurer
Greene County Office Building, 4th Floor
411 Main Street  POB 191
Catskill, NY 12414


T. 518-719-3530
F. 518-719-3794

Diane Bartholomew
Executive Fiscal Administrator/Deputy Treasurer
Thomas Tracey
Director of Administrative Services & Accounting
Maria LaRosa, Esq.
Director of Taxes
T: 518-719-3527
General Tax Inquiries E:
Robin Schmitt

The last day to submit payment for your January county/town tax bill to your Town is the last week of July.  Please call your Town Tax Collector for more information.  If it is after August 15th, call us at 518-719-3527 for more information.

The annual County foreclosure auction was held September 10, 2015. All successful bids must be approved by the County Legislature, the successful bids were considered by the Legislature at their September 16, 2015 meeting.  Please call 518-719-3527 for more information.

The successful bidder is not allowed on the auction property until the purchase is complete and the deed is received. All purchases must be completed on or before October 13, 2015.

Unpaid village and school taxes can be paid, by cashier’s check only, to the county treasurer’s office up to November 30, 2015. Payments must by received in the office by that date; post mark will not be accepted. Please bring/include a copy of your tax bill with your payment. Your payment should include an additional 5% added to the last amount due. Unpaid school/village taxes will be relevied to your county/town tax bill sent out January 1, 2016.  

The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for recording and reporting the financial condition of the County in accordance with guidelines set forth by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and directives of the New York State Office of the Comptroller and it is responsible for ensuring County compliance with pronouncements of the Government Accounting Standards Board.

In accordance with New York State Real Property Tax Law, it is responsible for the enforcement and collection of delinquent property and school taxes. The Treasurer’s office is also charged with maintaining internal controls and is at times accountable to the Office of the New York State Comptroller, the Internal Revenue Service and the agencies that provide the County with grant funds.

As steward of the public’s funds, it invests County funds securely and conservatively while at the same time maximizing interest earned. The Treasurer’s office is committed to implementing strong cyber security safeguards to provide protective coverage of the County’s financial assets.
Additional services include the following:

  • The issuance of certificates of residence.
  • The receipt and distribution of the mortgage tax to local municipalities.
  • The maintenance of bail funds.
  • The maintenance of court and trust fund monies.
  • Collection of delinquent tax payments.
  • The annual County Public Auction.
  • The issuance of financial statements.
  • Providing assistance in the preparation of the County’s annual financial audit.
  • Certifications for paid taxes for sub-divisions.
  • Processing the County Payroll.