Tax Collector- Gail Wheeler
(Town and County Tax Only)
19 North Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 516
Millerton, New York 12546
Phone: 518-789-3300 x 603
Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays (during February): 9:00 a.m. – noon
View your Town and County tax bill online:
For school tax-related information, please contact:
Dawn Marie Klingner, School Tax Collector, at 845-559-4797
SCHOOL TAX NOTICE
WEBUTUCK CENTRAL SCHOOL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Collector of School Taxes in and for the Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District, in Dutchess County the towns of Amenia, Dover, Northeast, Stanford and Washington and in Columbia County the town of Ancram has received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of school taxes for the school year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The collection period is September 1, 2020 through November 5, 2020. For the purpose of paying taxes , checks and money orders shall be made payable to School Tax Collector and mailed to P.O. Box 377, Wassaic, New York 12592.
In person payments may be made at the Webutuck CSD, District Office on 9/9 6p-8p; 9/16 6p-8p; 9/25 12p-2p; 10/2 12p-2p and 6p-8p; and 11/3 12p-2p and 6p-8p or contact the Tax Collector to make other arrangements. Taxes may be paid on or before October 2, 2020 without penalty (payments must be postmarked on or before October 2, 2020 to be penalty free). On all such remaining unpaid taxes after October 2, 2020, a two percentum (2%) will be added through November 5, 2020 at which time the remaining unpaid taxes will be turned over to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance, Poughkeepsie, New York to be then receivable on the land tax bills for 2021 with a seven (7) percentum penalty.
For Dutchess County residents paying partial payments there will be assessed a 5% surcharge. Dates due for partial payments are September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021 to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance as indicated on the installment payment schedule portion of the tax bill.
Dawn Marie Klingner
School Tax Collector
View your school tax bill online:
For Village of Millerton Taxes:
Please call the Village of Millerton at 518-789-4489.
Property tax bills are mailed in January.
Payments can be made upon receipt of bill thru March 2, 2020 without penalty.
*If they are paid after March 2, 2020 the penalty schedule is as follows:
March 3rd-31st = 2 % Penalty
April 1st-30th= 3 % Penalty
May 1st-31st = 4% Penalty plus a $2.00 processing fee
After May 31st, all unpaid taxes are turned over to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.