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Drive-thru Taxes

The Tax Collector now has a drive through window located on the South side of the Town Hall (right side as you are facing the Town Hall) at 1924 Barker St., Otisco, NY 13159 for the transaction of tax related business during the Tax Collector’s business hours (please see Tax Notice under Legal Notices on this website for the Tax Collector’s hours.

New Time for Town Board Meetings

Please note that the Town of Otisco Town Board’s regular monthly meetings starting times have
been changed from 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Regular Town Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month commencing at 7:00 PM
(except for the month of November due to budget meetings. The date and time of the November
Town Board Meeting is established by the Town Board at the October Town Board meeting).

Regular Town Board Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Town Hall located at
1924 Barker Street in Otisco, New York.

To speak with the Town Supervisor or any of the Town Counselors, please call (315) 696-4676
and follow the prompts on the recorded message, or you may attend any regular Town Board
Meeting and request that the Board address any questions or concerns.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

This Program helps low income households pay the cost of drinking water and wastewater services. The program can assist households who have past due bills for drinking water and/or wastewater services.

Eligibility and benefits are based on:

  • income,
  • household size, and
  • amount owed to drinking water and/or wastewater provider(s).

LIHWAP is a benefit based on the actual amount of drinking water and/or wastewater arrears, up to a maximum of $2,500 per drinking water or wastewater provider, or $5,000 if drinking water and wastewater services are combined

For more information about LIHWAP please call the NYS LIHWAP Call Center at 1-833-690-0208 or call the toll-free OTDA Hotline at 1-800-342-3009. You may also email LIHWAP at: [email protected]. or visit their website at

New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF)

The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement as a result of a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply if you’re a homeowner who is:

  • Behind or in forbearance on their mortgage
  • In default on a reverse mortgage
  • Behind on property taxes, water, or sewage bills
  • Behind on monthly maintenance charges
  • Behind on their chattel loans, retail installment contracts, or other types of home purchase loans and/or lot rent

Call New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund for more information on this funding Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 8 PM.

(1-844-776-9423) or visit their website at

Health Insurer’s and Group Health Plans Transparency in Coverage Rule

In 2020, the Federal Government finalized the “Transparency in Coverage” Rule, which requires health insurers and group health plans, including self-funded clients, to provide cost-sharing data to consumers. For self-funded plans, such as the Town of Otisco’s plan for its employees, this information is to be available via Machine-readable files for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. These files provide pricing data for covered items and services based on in-network negotiated payment rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts.

The machine-readable files are available free of charge. The user is not required to establish a user account, password, or other credentials and does not require the user to submit any personal identifying information such as a name, email address, or telephone number.

The Town of Otisco participates In the Onondaga County Municipal Employee Benefits Agreement (OCEBA), which is an arrangement among several municipal entities involved in self-insurance plans for their municipal employees.

Therefore, to access the Machine-readable files relative to the Town of Otisco’s self-funded plan, please go on the internet to the following link, and scroll down to the OCEBA Group Health Benefits file: