Collecting agent for Town and County taxes: Gail Wheeler
19 North Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 516
Millerton, New York 12546
Phone: 518-789-3300 x 603
Tax collection office hours:
- Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with additional hours from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday (during February): 9:00 a.m. – noon
Town and County tax bills:
School tax bills:
For school tax information, please contact:
Dawn Marie Klingner, School Tax Collector, at 845-559-4797
Village tax bills:
For Village of Millerton tax information, please contact:
Kelly Kilmer, Village Clerk, at 518-789-4489
Frequently Asked Questions:
When are the Town and County tax bills mailed?
The Town and County tax bills are mailed in January each year.
I never received my bill or I received it late, do I still have to pay the penalty?
Yes. Failure to mail a statement or the failure of the property owner to receive a statement will not affect the validity of the taxes or penalty as dictated by law (New York State Real Property Tax Law §922). The Tax Collector does not have the legal authority to waive statutory penalty charges, nor does any other official. These regulations are governed by the Real Property Tax Law. If the collector waives any penalty he/she will be held personally responsible. All records are audited by State examiners and there is no discretion in this matter.
If I mail my payment on the due date, do I have to pay a penalty?
New York State Real Property Tax Law §925, provides as follows: “Payment of taxes by mail, when enclosed in a postpaid wrapper (envelope) properly addressed to the appropriate collecting office and is deposited in a post office of official depository under the exclusive care custody of the United States Post Office shall, upon delivery, be deemed to have been made to such officer on the date of the United States Postmark on such wrapper.” The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of postmarks not made by the United States Post Office. A postage meter postmark is not a postmark made by the United States Post Office and will not be honored according the provisions of Real Property Tax Law §925.
Payments received after the due date will be returned for proper payment to include the appropriate penalty. No town official or employee can waive the penalty.
Can I pay my property taxes in installments?
No. The Town of North East does not accept partial payments. Payment must be made in full or it will be returned for proper payment.