Tax Department

Tax Department, Room 100
Phone (518)382-5016
Fax (518)382-5110

*You can now make payments to the Tax Department using your Mastercard or Visa.  Valid for in-person payments only.
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Property Tax Bills are issued January 1st of each year and are payable quarterly in January, April, July and October. This bill include both City and County taxes, water and sewer charges and the trash fee where applicable.

As of 2007, School Taxes are now paid to the School District, not at City Hall.  Anyone with questions should call the School District at (518) 881-3988.
 

If paying by mail:
DO NOT SEND CASH.

• Detach stub and mail along with check.

• If requesting a receipt, please mark box on payment coupon.

• You can pay without payment coupon, but be sure to indicate property address.

• Mail to: City of Schenectady PO Box 947 Schenectady, New York 12301.


If paying in person:
• Office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. In July and August, office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

• Please bring bills with you.

• If paying in cash, be sure to bring stub and receipt portions of bill.


Other Information:
• The City can now accept partial payments on tax bills.

• For information on your past due taxes, contact American Tax Funding at
(888) 289-8297.

• Additional instructions for payment and an explanation of penalties are printed on the back of your tax bill.

• The property owner is responsible for obtaining all appropriate tax bills. In the event tax bills are not received, the property owner must notify the Tax Department and request any needed bills.
 
• The State Real Property Tax Law stipulates that failure to receive a bill does not relieve taxpayers of payment and penalty responsibilities.

• For eligibility regarding Senior Citizen, STAR or Veteran exemptions, or to change your address, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (518) 382-5075.

 


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