John P. McPhillips, Jr., Commissioner of Finance

620 State Street, 3rd Floor, Schenectady, NY 12305   ♦   518.388.4260   ♦   518.388.4248 (Fax)


Schenectady County Department of Finance

In accordance with New York State's phased reopening plan and the Schenectady County Forward Initiative, the Schenectady County Department of Finance is open to the public by appointment only.

Residents of the County and the public at large are welcome to visit the Finance office for the payment of delinquent taxes, issuance of certificates of residency, or to request information pertaining to deeds, taxes and tax maps, or assessment rolls. Before physically travelling to the office, please call (518) 388-4260 or (518) 388-4262 as we may be able to address your questions over the phone.

Schedule a Visit

To schedule a visit, call (518) 388-4260, or schedule online at When visiting the office, please be advised that a mask or face covering is required, and that social distancing protocols are in effect.


Certificate of Residency E-Mail Application Procedure

Visit to review the required information necessary to obtain your certificate.

All documents and application should be emailed to:, or if you prefer to visit the office in person, see the instructions above.