Our American culture got its start in places like the Town of Virgil.  The qualities of our early settlers can still be seen in the people who live here today.  The pioneering spirit, civic mindedness and friendly hospitality live on in Virgil residents today.  Virgil was established as part of a military tract in Central New York, which granted Revolutionary War soldiers land as payment for their service to the military.  The Town was named by Albany officials in honor of the Roman poet, Virgil.  The Town was first settled in 1792.  Shortly after settlement the Town was connected by roads to neighboring communities. Farming and related industries were the main occupation of the early settlers. Farming was the predominant industry in the area, until very recently.  The beauty of our township with its rolling hills and gorgeous views is due to in large part to the local farmers stewardship of the land for over two hundred years.  More information on Virgil's history can be found in the publication titled "As We Were: A Picture History of Virgil."  The publication was complied by Virgil's Historical Society in 1979.  The publication is available for sale at the Virgil Town Hall.

Town of Virgil, New York


Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Hours

Mondays Noon- 6:00pm

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursdays & Fridays 8:30am-2:30pm

Saturdays During the month of January

and the First Saturday of each month.

from 9:00am-Noon Or By Appointment.




                   The Winter News Letter will be available soon, click on the button below to read the Fall News Letter.

           Sign up with your E-mail account with the Town Clerk to receive an electronic copy and to receive updates. We are seeking residents interested in contributing to the Newsletter. Please contact Alane Van Donsel, Town Clerk. Thank you. 


                    Online Tax Payments Available: You will now be able to look up your Town and County Tax Bill, through Tax Glance. Click on the button below to view your tax bill. You will also be able to pay online as well, using a credit card. Please note there is an extra charge for this service.  The fee goes directly to the credit card company.

                      Please note: the Virgil Town Board will hold their 2017 meetings at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month.  Please visit the Town Board's webpage on the tool bar to view detailed agenda's minutes, meeting dates and times. Thank you. 

                        Solar Law Committee:  The Meeting of the Solar Committee will be on March 8th at 6:00 PM at the Virgil Town Hall, 1176 Church Street, Virgil NY.  All committee meetings are open to the public. ​

                       Radon Test Kits: Free Radon test kids are available at the Cortland County Health Department, 60 Central Ave. Cortland, NY 13045, while supplies last. One kit is available to households in Cortland County.












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Transfer Station Hours

Monday-Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00PM

Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm


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Townships in Cortland County

Virgil, New York