Former Chapter House and neighboring building, 400-406 Stewart Ave. (Provided photo)

ITHACA, N.Y.—The City of Ithaca’s departments are no exception to the staffing shortages seen across the country, which is being acutely expressed in the Chamberlain’s Office as it handles  the year’s first installment of property taxes.

The office says that it is “processing property tax payments as fast as possible,” but short staffing seems to have them running on a treadmill of paperwork. The office released that it is currently working on property tax payments postmarked Jan. 22, 2022. 

The Chamberlain’s Office is asking taxpayers that once they mail in their property taxes, “please be patient and wait two weeks before calling to check on the status of your payment.” The statement also included the assurance that tax payments will be processed as the day it was postmarked.

Any property owner in the City of Ithaca should not expect to any penalties incur on their year’s first installment of property taxes so long as it was mailed in before Jan. 31. 

Jimmy Jordan

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