The Finance Department handles collection of Real Property Taxes, Parking Tickets, and Water/Sewer Bill Payments.  For your convenience payments may be dropped in our Drop Box located in front of the Police Department.

2013 Tax Rates (per $1,000 of assessed value)

  • County:  $3.4534
  • City homestead:  $9.3606
  • City non-homestead:   $11.3062
  • Library homestead:  $1.2674
  • Library non-homestead:  $1.5035
  • School homestead:  $13.5000
  • School non-homestead:  $16.4300

For the most current tax information, payment instructions, water and sewer rents, and tax lien sale information, please visit the Downloads page.

Online Water and Sewer Tax Payment System

The City of Poughkeepsie now works with Paymentus Corporation, a third party secured payment service, to offer payment options for customers interested in paying their water and sewer bills online or through an automated phone service. Paymentus accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards with Visa or Mastercard logos and electronic checks.

Paymentus will charge a convenience fee of $3.75 for each transaction up to a maximum amount of $300.00. Multiple payments can be made if necessary.  Payments made after 7:00pm will be posted to the next business day.

Water & Sewer Payment System

Online Parking Ticket Payment System is a new service being offered in conjunction with the City of Poughkeepsie. This service will allow you the convenience of paying any current and/or outstanding parking tickets issued by the City of Poughkeepsie over a secure web site with most major credit cards.

Once payments are processed through, records at the City of Poughkeepsie will be updated accordingly, in real-time, and your parking tickets will be marked as paid.

To pay an existing parking ticket online, please visit:

Office Location

City Hall – 62 Civic Center Plaza, – 1st Floor
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Contact Information

Karen Sorrell
Acting Commissioner of Finance
(845) 451-4211 Office
(845) 451-4028 Fax

Tax Department
451-4029 Kimberly Nissen-Foley, Tax Collector
451-4030 City Finance Clerk
451-4031 City Finance Clerk