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Receiver of Taxes

Receiver of Taxes
Ryan Wood (
69 County Route 57A
Phoenix, NY 13135
Deputy Receiver of Taxes:
Michele Swidowski
Phone: 315-695-5500
Fax:      315-695-1210


  • Mail (paid receipt mailed, if requested);
  • Lockbox on our public entrance door (cash not recommended);
  • (credit card or e-Check debit);
  • Come in during office hours (noted on top of bill).  Check or cash only. 

This office handles the collection of Town & County Property Taxes and the Phoenix Central School District Taxes based upon the adoptive budgets.  Tax payments can be made with CHECK OR CASH at this office.  Check payments may be mailed, paid in person, or left in the lockbox on the main door of the building during collection months.  USPS postmark on last collection day will be accepted on time and posted accordingly.  See Penalty Period and amounts on bills.  

NOTE:  Tax payments received after last official date of collection will be returned to the property owner who must contact the Oswego County Treasurer at 315-349-8393 for further information and correct amount.  

Town and County Property Taxes (bills issued January of each year):
Bills are mailed out the last week in December and payments cannot be received until January.  The collection period goes through March.   Office hours:
~ January:      Tues AND Thurs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
                        Wed 9.a.m. to 3 p.m. AND Sat 9 to 11 a.m. 
~ February:    Tues AND Thurs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
~ March:         Tues 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (USPS postmark by March 31)

School Taxes (bills issued September of each year):
~ September:   Tues/Wed/Thurs  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
~ October:        Tues/Wed             9 a.m. to  6 p.m. (USPS postmark by October 30)
Change of mailing address can be done online at the Oswego County Real Property website (go to Forms on left side of page; see link below).  Additional property information can be found at the Property Search selection on the left side of that page (see link below).      
Tax information can also be seen at, and some payments can be made on that site (see link below) by credit card (with fee) or E-check (small fee).