Payment Information

By Mail

All payments should be mailed to the addresses listed below. Please note, for Property Tax payments only, mailed bills must be U.S. postmarked to determine its mailing date. Postage meter indication or foreign postmarks are not acceptable for determining timeliness of mailing.   Effective January 1st, 2016 all Water/Sewer bill payments must be received by the due date.  We will no longer accept the postmark date as the received/on-time date.

Water / sewer payments can be mailed to:
Town of Bethlehem
P.O. Box 10596
Albany, NY 12201-5596

Property Tax payments can be mailed to:
Town of Bethlehem Tax Department
PO Box 10698
Albany, NY 12201-2698
*Payments from title companies, attorneys or banks should be mailed to 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054.

Note:  The Town no longer collects school tax payments.  To make a school tax payment please visit one of the websites listed below.
    Bethlehem Central School District website.
    Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District website.
    Guilderland School District website.

In Person

The Tax Department is located on the ground level floor at 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A drop box is available for tax and water payments. The drop box is located by the recycling bin in the Town Hall parking lot, across from the building, near the playground. Payments can be deposited in this secure drop box 24 hours a day, but please read and follow these guidelines
  • Absolutely no cash payments will be accepted.
  • The box will be emptied at approximately 4:30 p.m. each business day. Any payments placed in the box after 4:30 p.m. on a due date will be subject to applicable penalties.
  • Payments should be placed in an envelope. Please put your property location or account number on your check.

Draft Payments

Homeowners can enroll in auto-payment program that automatically deducts the amount due from your checking or savings account. There is no fee for this service. It is currently available for water/sewer bills and property tax billsApplications for auto-payment of water bills are on the back of the water bill.


You can view your property tax bills and receipts online using our Town Assessment and Tax Information link on the Online Property Tax Bill/Receipt page.

In the event you did not receive a property tax bill and should have, please call 518-439-4955, ext. 1181.  Those with an escrow account will not receive a bill.

Returned Check Fee

$20 will be charged for a returned check per resolution of the Town Board.