Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax
RATE CHANGE 6% Effective NOV 1, 2009
Certificate of Residence
Please read the following information carefully before downloading an application form at the bottom of this page.
Acceptable Identification Documents
All documents must be in applicant’s name and demonstrate requirements listed above.
Example: An applicant may have a New York State Drivers license dated 1991 showing a Schenectady address and a Niagara Mohawk bill dated two months back from today's date showing an Albany County address. This applicant is entitled to a Certificate indicating credit for two months from Albany County.
Where to Go
Notary fees are applicable in some cities and towns.
If your jurisdiction is not listed, please contact the Albany County Division of Finance at (518) 447-7070
There is no fee for a Certificate of Residency
Please note: Notary Services may not be available at the Albany County Division of Finance
If you are unable to download or print one of these forms, please contact us at (518) 447-7070.
You must complete the application form in its entirety and bring it to your local clerk or to the Albany County Division of Finance (Room 117, First Floor, 112 State Street, Albany). You will need to present the completed form with your identification documents. To save yourself an extra trip, please be sure to read the instructions and make sure you have followed them.
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