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.

TAXES ONLINE: You can now look up or pay your 2018 Town and County Taxes online. Go to the drop down link on the tool bar called tax collector. Feel free to call Alane with any questions. 

​​School Facilities Study: The essential question for the facilities study is: "Now and in the future, is there a better way to arrange the grades and school buildings to maintain, and perhaps enhance, the education of Cortland City School District students while ensuring fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer?  If so, how should the grades and schools be organized? This question could potentially close an elementary school. Click on the link for more information: www.cortlandschools.org

Article from the Cortland Voice on the Facilities Study and Possible Consolidation of the Elementary Schools: Here is a link to an article written by the Cortland Voice regarding the possible closing of an elementary school.  It is focused on Parker Elementary school, however no decision has been made. www.cortlandvoice.com












​​​​Transfer Station Hours

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

Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm


For a listing of Holiday Hours go to the Transfer Station page TOWN SERVICES: Community Pages on the toolbar. 

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 9:00 am-Noon or By Appointment.




    One of the fastest Growing

Townships in Cortland County

Town of Virgil

Virgil, New York

The Virgil Transfer Station will be closed Monday Feb. 19th for President's Day


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The Virgil Town Clerk will be closed Monday Feb. 19th for President's Day