MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- In response to Governor Cuomo’s emergency order of December 22nd, Chautauqua County is intending to finalize and issue 2018 tax warrants to local tax collectors on Wednesday, December 27th. The Governor’s order provides that town and city collectors can accept prepayment of 2018 property tax payments during the remainder of 2017 as soon as the tax warrant is received from the County. The Town of Chautauqua tax collectors have already posted instructions appearing on the Town’s website regarding prepayment of 2018 taxes once the County’s warrant is received by the Town. Residents of other jurisdictions will need to contact their tax collector for information regarding prepayment once the County’s warrants are issued. All property taxpayers should consult with a tax professional regarding the deductibility of property taxes, including what method of payment (on-line, in-person, by mail, etc.) will assure deductibility on their 2017 tax returns.