Departments

Tax Service

Description:

Real Property Taxes

 

 

The Tax Office is responsible for billing and collection of Town/County taxes, which are due February 15th of each year, and the School taxes, which are due October 15th of each year.

Beyond the aforementioned due dates, penalties are added in accordance with the following schedule:

Town/County Taxes are due February 15th without penalty

Penalties are added as follows:
February 16 - February 28
March 1 - March 15
March 16 - March 31
April 1 - April 15
April 16 - April 30
1.5%
3.0%
4.5%
6.0%
7.5%

 

On May 1st, a 7.5% penalty is added to the levy, forming the base tax then due. Thereafter, interest is added to the base at the rate of 1.5% per month on the first of each month, totaling 18.78% in all, when unpaid taxes are sold in November.

School Taxes are due October 15th without penalty

Penalties are added as follows:
October 16 - October 31
November 1 - November 30
7.5%
9.0%

 

After November 30th, any unpaid tax and penalty are added to the County Tax Roll.

TAX INFORMATION



STATE LAW:
According to the New York State Law the property owner is responsible for all taxes and penalties which may be applicable whether or not they receive a bill. REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW 922

TAX TIME:
Town/County Taxes are due February 15th of each year.
School Taxes are due October 15th of each year.

DEEDS:
There is a time lapse of approximately 4-6 weeks from the date a deed is filed with the County until the information is recorded with the ASSESSOR'S OFFICE, therefore your input is very important.

PAYMENT:
If payment is made by mail, the Postal Service cancellation (NOT a postage meter mark) determines the date of payment. SECTION 6-7.0 OF THE ERIE COUNTY TAX ACT, PAYMENTS BEARING A U.S. POSTAL MARK OF FEBRUARY 16TH FOR (Town/County Tax) OR LATER MUST BE CHARGED A PENALTY.

Taxes can be paid by mail with a personal check, bank draft or money order, and a paid receipt will be issued by return mail. Taxes can also be paid in person at the tax office in cash or with a personal check, bank draft or money order.

 

 



PARTIAL PAYMENT OF TAXES:

  • There is a new change to the Erie County Tax Act. An opportunity is now available to those property owners who have difficulty making payments in a lump sum.

    1. Any payment amount can now be accepted.
    2. Penalties will apply to unpaid balances after February 15th for Town/County taxes and October 15th for school taxes according to the penalty schedule.

    Any questions, call the Town Clerk's office at 662-6410

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