City of Rye, NY

Finance Department

Joseph Fazzino,
Deputy Comptroller
(914) 967-7303

Description of Services

The City's finance department provides for the administration and management of the city's finances, including cash management and investments, budget control, accounts receivable and payable, auditing, payroll, risk and debt administration, parking violation processing, tax billing and collection, and financial reporting.





Menu of Descriptions:


City Charter
Section C10-2 of the
City Charter specifies that "the City Comptroller shall have charge of the administration of the fiscal affairs of the city pursuant to law and the provisions of this Charter."

Financial Policy
In addition to various laws, rules and regulations, the city has adopted a set of financial policies to ensure the continuous and consistent application of conservative financial principles. 

Finance Committee
The City's Finance Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council, reviewing and commenting on various reports published by the finance department and emerging financial issues.

The City's finance department consistently receives national awards for its excellence in budget presentation and financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers' Association of the United States and Canada.

  • GFOA Budget Presentation Award
  • GFOA Excellence in Financial Reporting Award
  • GFOA Website

Fiscal Year
The city's fiscal year is the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. The city's books of accounts are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for various funds and account groups.

The finance department publishes several financial reports, all of which are available for review at City Hall, 1051 Boston Post Road, Rye, New York, or online.


Property Taxes and Property Tax Liens

If you wish, you can pay your property taxes online.

Please note that under New York State law, we cannot waive penalties or interest on overdue or late tax payments, unless the Governor has issued an Executive Order and/or special legislation has been passed by the State Legislature. Your tax payments must be received or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (postmarks produced by home/office postage machines are not sufficient) on or before the due date to avoid penalties and interest. Due dates that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday are automatically extended to the next business day. Postdated checks cannot be applied to taxes due, and will be returned to the issuer, which may result in late payment penalties.

Rye City School District taxes are billed and collected directly by the Rye City School District, 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite B101, Rye, New York 10580. TEL: (914) 967-6100/extension 6276 FAX: (914) 967-6957.

The city acts merely as an agent for the billing and collection of Rye Neck Union Free School District taxes. Inquiries other than the status of payments due should be addressed directly to the Rye Neck Union Free School District, 310 Hornidge Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543. TEL: (914) 777-5200. FAX: (914) 777-5201.

Property Tax Liens
If you are interested in our property tax liens, please note that in 1995 the City of Rye adopted the New York State tax enforcement process. Under this process, there is no public auction of tax liens. The City holds all tax liens until redemption of the lien or foreclosure. In the event of foreclosure, the City will advertise properties for auction in the legal notices section of the City's official newspaper (currently The Journal News Westchester), and the City's official website.

Charitable Contributions

The following statement concerning charitable contributions made to and accepted by the City of Rye does not constitute professional tax advice and should not be relied on as such:

Charitable contributions received by the City of Rye, a political subdivision of New York State, are used solely for public purposes, and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For further information concerning the tax deductibility of charitable contributions, please refer to IRS Publication No. 526 - Charitable Contributions. For professional tax advice, please contact a licensed tax professional or the IRS.


Financial Reports Available for Download

The City of Rye is providing information via this website as a public service. Users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves. The City of Rye makes no representations, guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided via this website. The City of Rye specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to the City of Rye website. The City of Rye makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the domain.



Contact Information

If the staff member you are trying to contact is not available, any other finance staff member will be glad to assist you.


Joseph S. Fazzino, Deputy Comptroller
(914) 967-7303 Email:

Sandra A. Romita, Accountant
(914) 967-7301 Email: