Finance Department


City Controller

Michael Piccirillo

Email: [email protected]

The Mission of the Finance Department is to safeguard and administer the City’s assets and provide comprehensive financial management information on the financial health in support of the mission to maintain the City’s fiscal strength.

The department is composed of five operating areas (Finance, Payroll & Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable.)





The New York State Legislature has approved legislation to extend the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 from August 31, 2021 until January 15, 2022.  As a result, the City of Glen Cove tax lien sale will now be held on October 20, 2021 only for those property owners who do not submit a hardship declaration to the City of Glen Cove, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 Attention: City Controller, Tax Lien Hardship Declaration.

The submission of such a declaration, unless withdrawn by the owner, shall act as a temporary stay applicable to the City of Glen Cove and for tax lien sales and tax foreclosure actions and proceedings against such owner for such property that have been commenced or could have been commenced before January 15, 2022.  In order to qualify to submit a hardship declaration, the property owner must own less than ten residential or ten commercial units.  Hardship declarations must be received by the City of Glen Cove no later than October 15, 2021.  Only those properties for which no hardship declaration is received by October 15, 2021 shall be included in the tax lien sale to be held on October 20, 2021.

A copy of the hardship declaration can be accessed on the New York State Department of Tax and Finance's website at the following links: RESIDENTIAL - or COMMERCIAL -

If you wish to participate and are not already a registered Lien Buyer, please fill out the Lien Buyer Registration Form and W-9 Form and email to [email protected] or you can mail it to Finance Department, 9 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY  11542 attention Maria O’Connell.  Please see link for taxes that will be auctioned at the Lien Sale.

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2021 City Lien Sale Updated

Lien Buyer Registration Form

Lien Buyers Fact Sheet

Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for disbursing and accounting for all operating expenses, inclusive of wages, supplies and services (of approximately $64 million adopted budget). It oversees revenue collections and ensures the accurate accounting of revenues due to the City. Other duties include compiling and issuing the preparation of the Cities annual operating budget and periodic budget projections. The Office also manages the financing of the city’s capital projects including multiple year construction projects and asset acquisitions.

The Finance department safeguards and manages all of the City’s cash assets and investments to maximize interest earnings and minimize risk and reviews all proposed City council resolutions or fiscal impact.

Water Bill Payment

Effective November 1st,  residents City water payments will be sent directly to a lockbox facility to be processed and funds will be deposited immediately.  The lockbox address is as follows:

PO Box 2308
Hicksville, NY 11802-2308

Residents should update their online banking address when submitting water payments to the new PO BOX address.  Residents can continue coming in person to pay the water bills.  This process has eliminated staff workload, and gives the City access to funds immediately.

Payroll Office

Supervises, coordinates and accurately prepares the payroll for all City employees ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, policies and bargaining agreements.

Purchasing Office

The Purchasing Division procures materials, equipment and services at the lowest cost consistent with the quality and suitability required in accordance with the City’s Purchasing Policy and all applicable laws.

You can email the Purchasing Office at [email protected]for any purchasing related questions.

City of Glen Cove – Procurement Policy and Procedures – Adopted February 8, 2021

Accounts Payable

The Department processes payment to vendors after the service has been rendered, and proper paperwork has been submitted to the Accounts Payable Department. All payments require the approval of the City council. The City council meets twice per month, once approved, checks will be sent out the end of the week. You can email [email protected] to determine if a specific payment is on the warrant.

Real Estate Tax

In response to inquiries from residents,

Effective June 1, 2020

City Hall will be open from Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tax payments ONLY.

We encourage all to pay their taxes via mail or online. Receipts can be provided upon request.

If you must come in person, facial coverings are mandatory, as well as social distancing.

The entrance to City Hall will only be permitted from the Rear of the building. (M-F, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

– Due Dates –

  • First Half City Tax:  Dec. 1 through Jan. 10
  • First Half County Tax: Jan. 1 through Feb.10
  • Second Half School Tax: Feb.1 through March 1
  • Second Half City Tax: June 1 through July 10
  • Second Half County Tax: July 1 through Aug. 10
  • First Half School Tax: Aug. 1 through Sept. 1

A discount will be provided for City taxes if paid in full during the first time period. All requests for tax information must be in writing and emailed to [email protected] or fax a request to (516) 320-7807 or (516) 759-6791

Frequently Asked Questions