City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843

Latest City News

  • Hydrant Flushing - The City of Hornell will be flushing hydrants in the Town of Hornellsville/Village of North Hornell and the City of Hornell between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am during the week of October 23, 2016 – October 29, 2016. Residents are encouraged to refrain from washing clothes during flushing hours and to check their water for discoloration before use. If you experience discolored water, let the cold water run until it clears.


  • Street Sweeper - Street sweeping is in effect for the summer. No parking will be permitted on city streets from midnight-6 a.m. in wards scheduled for trash pickup the following day. These parking restrictions are in effect regardless of refuse pickup, holidays, or modifications to the street-sweeping routine. Cars in violation of the parking prohibition will be ticketed by the Hornell Police Department.


  • Recycling - Hornell is now running a "No-Sort Recycling Program". You no longer have to sort paper, plastic and glass. Recycling pickup is still the third full week of the month on your normal trash pickup day. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the program and help sustain the environment for future generations.


  • Yard Waste Site - The City Yard Waste Site is open daily.


  • Credit Cards - For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for payment of your taxes, water and garbage bills. Please note that there is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the transaction or a minimum $1.95


  • Common Council Meeting - The next regular meeting of the Common Council will be MONDAY, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, 82 Main St., Hornell.


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Hornell City Chamberlain's Office

Michele Smith, Chamberlain


Kathy Canty, Account Clerk


Tonie Deebs, Account Clerk


Holly Snyder, Account Clerk


Phone: (607) 324-7421

Fax: (607-324-3150


82 Main St.

PO Box 627

Hornell, NY  14843


Hours:  Sept. - May 8:30 - 4:30, June - Aug. 8:30 - 4:00


The Chamberlain's office is located on the first floor of City Hall



Services Provided by the City Chamberlain's Office

  • All Accounts Receivable.
  • Issues and collects City, School and County Taxes.
  • Issues and collects ambulance, water, garbage, and sewer bills.


Tax Information

  • City Taxes become a lien on April 1st, and are mailed on May 1st. All city taxes are due by May 31st without penalty in each fiscal year. View your current and past City  taxes here.
  • School Taxes become a lien on July 1st, and are mailed on October 1st. All school taxes are due on October 31st without penalty in each fiscal year. View your current and past School taxes here.
  • County Taxes are mailed out January 1st and due on January 31st without penalty in each fiscal year. View your current and past County taxes here


Water Bill Information

The Hornell Water Department serves customers in the City of Hornell, Village of North Hornell, and portions of the Town of Hornellsville. The following rate structure was adopted by the Department of Public Works and is presently enforced.

Residential units are non-metered in the City of Hornell. Each unit is charged $133.60 twice a year. There is also a $5 surcharge added to each water bill . The first water bill comes out on April 1st (due by April 30th) and the second one is mailed for delivery on or about September 2nd (due by October 31st). Metered commercial and industrial accounts in the city of Hornell are charged according to the following quarterly bill. In addition to those charges, each bill carries a $2.50 surcharge.

  • First 10,000 gallons $69.10 (Base Rate)
  • From 10,000 to 50,000 $3.34 per thousand
  • Over 50,000 gallons $1.84 per thousand

 Village of North Hornell customers are charged according to the following quarterly bill.

  • First 22,500 gallons $101.34 (Base Rate)
  • From 10,000 to 50,000 gallons $10.11 per thousand
  • Over 50,000 gallons $5.35 per thousand

Town of Hornellsville customers are charged according to the following quarterly bill.

  • First 10,000 gallons $101.34 (Base Rate)
  • From 10,000 to 50,000 gallons $10.11 per thousand
  • Over 50,000 gallons $5.35 per thousand

Pay your Water Bill online with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover here


Garbage and Waste Disposal Surcharges

Solid Waste Disposal surcharge bills are mailed out on July 1st and are due on July 31st without penalty. Bills are sent out once a year for $80.00 per unit. Solid waste surcharge fees also includes the pickup of recyclables. Recyclables are collected during the third full week of each month (the week that includes the 21st). To view a list of acceptable recyclables please see steuben county recycling

PLEASE NOTE - Water and Garbage/Waste Disposal is a combined package of services provided by the City.

Pay your Garbage Bill online with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover online payments


Ambulance Billing

There is a fee for using the Ambulance and billing is done through Professional Ambulance Billing LLC (PAB). PAB bills insurance providers, third party billing, Medicare and Medicaid, other carriers and private pays.



(City Residents)

January -County Tax

April -Water Surcharge

May - City Tax

July - Solid Waste Charge   

September - Water

October - School Tax    



(City Residents)

2016 - County  8.858705

2016 - City  11.747366


2015 - County 8.974026

2015 - City 11.747299

2015 - School  18.926674


2014 - City  11.74664

2014 - County  9.194157

2014 - School  18.620924


2013 - City  11.6099

2013 - County  9.1522

2013 - School  18.788235



2012-City 11.453

2012-County  8.904917

2012-School  18.43


















2007 City-11.752572

2007 County-11.901850



2006 City-15.892194


2006 County-11.600984


2006 School-22.366376



All rates are per $1000 of assessed valuation



A fee of $10.00 is charged per parcel. 

The tax search  includes present and delinquent city, school and county taxes as well as water and solid waste surcharge fees. If you are only interested in city, school and county taxes, you can obtain them from the "Tax Information" section on this page.

Copies of tax bills and/or tax receipts are an additional $5.00 per parcel.


City of Hornell
82 Main St.
PO Box 627
Hornell NY 14843
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