Make a Payment/ View Bills

Payment Center

Welcome! You can now pay most of your City bills from property taxes to parking permit renewals online. Below you will find information about card user fees and links to the city's card processor, Velocity, for each type of bill.

Please examine the tax bill you want to pay to be sure that it is payable at the City of Ithaca - we cannot collect for another taxing agency (ie. school).

*Convenience fees are based on credit card company rules and the City of Ithaca's agreement with our card processor. (If you have set up a recurring bill ACH directly with the Chamberlain's Office, there is no charge for that service.)

ACH = Automatic Clearing House (a direct payment from a designated checking account). Bank routing number and account number information will be required. 

Type of City BillKind of Payment*Convenience Fee
Residential water bill - must have your water and sewer account number. Please note, if your account number is only nine digits, please add a "0" at the beginning.Credit / Debit / ACH$4.95
Parking permits - Renewals only- must do 5 business days ahead of your expiration date. 
  • Location of permit # on card: from the 1st set of numbers, the 4 digits after the "3"
  • You must keep your receipt in your vehicle
  •  All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE
Rates and more information- Permits are month to month 
Credit / Debit / ACH$4.95
Parking tickets

Only online appeals are accepted
Major credit cards

Greater of 4% or $3
General billsCredit / Debit / ACH$4.95
Commercial water bill - account numbers start with "9" must enter full account number.Credit/Debit
 2.35% of total
Taxes - All tax bills must be paid in full. Installment options are not available for payment online, they must be mailed or dropped off. We reserve the right to refuse payment if NYS Real Property tax law is not complied with. We accept payment for the following:

  • Current year City
  • Current year County (thru March 31st ONLY) Please read your bill carefully regarding options.
  • PRIOR year school taxes with penalty (January - September only) Please read your bill carefully.
  • City Lien payments in full
All credit cards and MasterCard debit
Visa debit
2.35% of total

Occupancy Tax - please click here for more information or click here for no tax collectedACH
no fee
2.35% of total