Contact Information

Robert Franklin
Chief Financial Officer


Department of Finance

402 County Office Building
39 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585 753-1157
Fax: 585 753-1133

The Department of Finance supervises and controls the financial affairs of Monroe County. This includes coordinating and managing the functions of the Office of the Controller, the Office of Grants and Reimbursements, and the Divisions of the Treasury, Real Property Tax Service, Purchasing, and Internal Audit, as well as Debt Management.

The mission of the Department of Finance is to maximize the ability of Monroe County government to promote the social and economic well being of the community in a financially responsible and sustainable fashion, minimizing the reliance on County taxpayer resources.


Tax Sale Certificate To Be Sold August 20, 2015 For Unpaid Taxes of 2015

Pursuant to Monroe County Tax Act, I shall sell at public auction Thursday, the 20th day of August, 2015 commencing at 10 A.M. at the County Treasury, Room B-2, County Office Building in the City of Rochester a tax sale certificate on each parcel of land as assessed and as hereinafter described, to pay the taxes, interest charges and expenses thereon at the time of said sale.  If necessary, such sale shall continue from day to day until each tax sale certificate shall be sold.  NOTE: The Monroe County Legislature authorized the County Treasurer to purchase all tax sale certificates sold at said sale.  The sale will result in the transfer of the tax lien, as a legal interest in the property to the County, and NOT the immediate transfer of title to the property.  In order to transfer title to the property because of this sale, the County must wait one year before instituting legal proceedings and then can only institute such proceedings if the tax lien with any additional charges, is not previously paid. PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THE SALE OF THE TAX LIEN WITH THE IMMEDIATE LOSS OF TITLE TO THE PROPERTY. 


Director of Finance-Chief Financial Officer

The 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Department of Finance performs the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report each year in accordance with the County Charter. The report includes an independent audit performed by Certified Public Accounting firm KPMG, LLP, which is included in the document in entirety and without edit. To view a copy of the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, please click here.

Office of the Controller

Anthony Feroce, Controller

Phone: 585 753-1170
Fax: 585 753-1196


Dawn Staub, Manager

Phone: 585 753-1100
Fax: 585 753-1104

Real Property Tax Service

Timothy Murphy, Director

Phone: 585 753-1125 
Fax: 585 753-1192

Sherif Mansour, Tax Map Supervisor

Phone: 585 753-1125 
Fax: 585 753-1192

Treasury Division

Kevin Tubiolo, Sr. Delinquent Tax Collector 


Phone: 585 753-1200
Fax: 585 753-1166

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the County Sales Tax Rate?

A: 4%

Q:  What is the breakdown of the 8% sales tax rate between State and County?

A:  4% - State (reduced from 4.25% on 6/1/05), 4% - County

Q:  I have a question regarding a check that I received in the mail from Monroe   County. Who should I call?

A: The Office of the Controller at (585) 753-1170.

Q: How do I obtain a Certificate of Residency?

A: From the Office of Real Property Tax Service.  Click here for more details.

Q: Questions regarding taxes on a property.

A: Call the Monroe County Treasury Office at (585) 753-1200.

Q: Questions regarding payment of taxes and delinquent tax payments.

A: Call the Monroe County Treasury Office at (585) 753-1200.

Q: Is a complete county financial report available online?

A: Yes. Click the link to download the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Q: Does the County have an Independent Registered Municipal Advisor (IRMA) disclosure?

A: Yes, click to download the IRMA disclosure

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