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Finance Department

 
   The Finance Department, overseen by Finance Director David Squires, has three divisions.

Treasury Division - Responsible for receipt and custody of all County funds; coordinates investments of County resources; administers the hotel room occupancy tax; maintains tax rolls and provides tax searches and copies of tax bills; responsible for enforcement of delinquent property taxes for Town, County and School taxes; issues certificates of residency for attendance at community colleges; collection agent for solid waste fee; custodian for court and trust funds. Phone: 607-274-5545.

Comptroller Division - Maintains financial records of the County; audits and processes all payments; administers dog damage claims; coordinates issuance of bonds to finance capital projects; prepares annual financial report. Phone: 607-274-5544.

Purchasing - Coordinates public bidding in accordance with state requirements. Phone: 607-274-5501.
Send an Email finance@tompkins-co.org  
Phone: 607-274-5545
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125 E. Court Street
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certificate of residence
CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE

Certificates of Residence are issued Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:15 by the

Tompkins County Finance Department
125 East Court Street, 2nd Floor
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 274-5545

APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED SOONER THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE CLASSES START AND MUST BE OBTAINED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CLASSES BEGINNING.

For an application form, click HERE.

Instructions:

1. FILL OUT APPLICATION
- Must list last 4 years of addresses
- No P.O. Boxes

2. EITHER:
- Mail to Tompkins County Finance Department, in which case the application must be NOTARIZED and required proof must be attached.

- Bring in person to the Tompkins County Finance Department. The application should not be signed until signing in front of office staff. You must have required proof.

- Fill out application at our office. Forms are available there. You must bring required proof.

3. REQUIRED PROOF
- Driver’s license/permit
- 1 year’s proof of residency in NEW YORK STATE (must be dated 1 year before classes begin, e.g. Fall Semester requires proof from July or August of the year before; Spring Semester requires proof from November, December or early January)
- 6 month’s proof of residency in TOMPKINS COUNTY (must be dated 6 months before classes begin, e.g. Fall Semester requires proof from February or March; Spring Semester requires proof from June or July)

4. TYPES OF PROOF
- All proof must show name, address and time frame required. Acceptable proofs include:
Utility bills
Lease agreements
Bank statements (from actual month required)
Post marked envelopes
Medical/dental bills
Car insurance cards or policies
Cell phone bills
Pay stubs

- Items NOT accepted as proof:
Rent receipts
W-2’s
Letters from Landlords

- If not a US Citizen, you must bring proof of status in country. Types of proof include:
Resident Alien Card (not a copy)
VISA
I-94 card
Stamped passport

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