Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck announced today that properties delinquent on their 2019 and 2020 taxes can be redeemed by June 30, 2022.
“We had previously extended the redemption date from January 31 to April 30 to accommodate those struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since our office was closed to the public for a period in 2020,” she explained. “We asked the court to allow us to extend the redemption deadline further to June 30, because a number of property owners told us that they were still waiting to receive NYS Homeowners Assistance Fund payments to cover those taxes.”
“We wanted to be fair and as accommodating as possible. It’s important that we give every opportunity we can to people legitimately struggling to pay their taxes,” Buck added. “But this is a firm deadline. After June 30, properties with taxes delinquent from 2020 or earlier will go straight to the tax auction.”
State law permits owners of properties facing foreclosure to “redeem” their properties – removing them from the foreclosure list – by paying the outstanding taxes and associated penalties.
“I want to point out that this is not a repurchase or installment program – that opportunity has already passed,” Buck noted. “Payment must be made in full by June 30 in order to redeem a property.”
Additionally, next year’s redemption program will adhere to the usual pre-pandemic guidelines, including the standard January 30 deadline. Taxpayers should not expect or count on an extension.
For more information, contact the Treasurer’s Office at 845-807-0200.