Controller's Office / Tax Collector


The Glens Falls Controller’s Office is primarily responsible for collecting City taxes, but has many other responsibilities including:

  • Assist independent auditors during annual audit
  • Collection for City, County, Crandall Library, bid, and school taxes
  • Collection of water / sewer bills
  • Enforce tax collection and processing delinquent taxes for collection and foreclosure
  • Issue accounts payable checks biweekly as directed by the Common Council
  • Maintain accounts of expenditures and revenues for all departments
  • Maintain general ledger accounts for all funds
  • Maintain record retention
  • Prepare and file New York State annual update report and other reports as required
  • Process in-house payroll
  • Provide tax searches and tax statements
  • Publishing due dates and tax information in the Post Star, as well as foreclosure notices and the delinquent tax list
  • Reconcile bank statements for all City accounts
  • Record actual expenses and revenues for all departments
  • Record fixed assets of City in conformance with GASB34
  • Responsible for bond issues and other financing arrangements
  • Responsible for the City department’s IT needs
  • Schedule and process monthly late fees for City / County and school taxes
  • Technical assistance to all city departments and agencies regarding accounting policies and procedures