Property tax bills are mailed in early January. No penalty will be added if the bill is U.S. postmarked or paid in person on or before January 31. Postage meter indication or foreign postmarks are not acceptable for determining the timeliness of mailing.
On taxes remaining unpaid after January 31, please note that a 1% penalty for payments made in February and a 2% penalty for payments made in March will be added until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the commissioner of finance on April 1, pursuant to law and to whom they are payable. After April 1, additional fees are charged by the commissioner of finance. Bills cover January 1 to December 31.
The back of the tax statement contains important information on exemptions, deadlines, and third-party notification. Taxpayers are urged to carefully review the provisions to determine if any of them apply. In the event you did not receive a tax bill, or if you have an escrow account and a bill was sent to you in error, please call the Tax Department at 518-439-4955, ext. 1181.
September School Taxes
Beginning September 2015, the Town no longer processes tax payments for Guilderland Central School District. Beginning September 2014, the Town no longer processes tax payments for Bethlehem Central School District or for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District. In an effort to create administrative efficiencies, and therefore savings to taxpayers, all future school tax billings and payments will be handled directly by BOCES and the tax collectors of their respective districts. Any requests for school tax information, tax bills or receipts should be directed to the respective district.