Special Warnings

Credit Cards

If making a tax payment by credit card a full school installment must be made – first or second half or the full State, County and Town tax payment in April. You may not pay part of the tax payment by credit card and send the rest in via check or visit the tax office with cash for the balance.  Any such payment efforts will be reversed and the proper penalties will be applied. See the Payment Options tab for instructions on how to use the credit card option.

Postmarks

If mailing taxes within the last few days of the month in which due, make sure that you witness a timely and valid postmark affixed to the envelope. Postage meter, i.e. Pitney Bowes, and foreign postmarks are not acceptable. U.S. Postal Service, Airborne Express, UPS and Fed Ex are the only acceptable postmarks. Without a valid postmark, payment is deemed made on the date of receipt.

Postage Purchased Online

As stated above, without a valid postmark, payment is deemed made on the date of receipt. Homeowners printing out stamps for postage purchased online must be aware that there are no fields in place which prove the date of mailing for your item. Additionally, the automated postal sorting system is not cancelling any of these stamps. Homeowners who mail their payments should make sure that they witness a timely and valid U.S. postmark affixed to the envelope.  Postage meters, i.e. Pitney Bowes, and foreign postmarks are not acceptable. U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express and UPS are the only acceptable postmarks.

Online Payments Sent to Your Bank via Bulk Rate Permits

Without a valid postmark, payment is deemed made on the date of receipt. Homeowners who pay scheduled tax payments via their banks must know that the banks send those payments with a bulk rate permit. The envelopes do not show when the envelope is actually placed in the U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Also, those envelopes are not endorsed by the postal service due to the bulk rate permit. Please be sure not to pay this way at the last minute since there is no way to trace the mailing date. Penalty is due if it is received after the day of interest-free collection.  

Notice of Taxes Due

NY State law provides that a property owner is not relieved of the responsibility for payment of taxes or interest prescribed by law despite the failure to receive a notice of such taxes due.

Tax Payment Reciepts

Tax receipts are always available upon request. Misplaced your receipts?  Just call or e-mail us. You’ll find our contact information on the Tax Receiver’s home page of this website. We are always available to assist you, and our answering machine is always on for your convenience.