Governor grants extension of property tax
payment deadline in Fort Plain
In an executive order, Gov. Andrew Cuomo
granted an extension of the property tax payment deadline in Fort
Plain by 21 days because of the property damage following the
flooding on June 28.
Residents now have until Oct. 23 to pay their
taxes without penalties or interest. The original due date was Oct.
The governor granted extensions to certain
districts within 16 counties including Montgomery, Herkimer and
Fort Plain Central School District
Superintendent Douglas C. Burton sent a letter to the governor
asking for an extension after the board of education passed a
resolution that directed him to write it at its regular meeting on
Sept. 11. This marks the third time since 2006 the governor has
granted an extension. The governor granted extension requests in
2006 and again in 2011.
Real Property Tax Law provides for an
extension of the final date to pay taxes upon request and approval
by the governor as a result of a state disaster emergency. Fort
Plain sits within the area where the governor declared a state
disaster emergency following the flooding. More than 200 properties
sustained damaged during the flood.