Welcome to The Office of Tax Receiving
THE 2019 COLLECTION IS UNDERWAY
THE TAX ROLLS (from 2008 thru 2019) ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH THE TOWN WEB SITE...
If you wish to see your bill click this link...
ONLINE TAX PAYMENT OPTION: The process is simple and secure. Enter a last name ONLY, or property address ONLY, or tax ID number ONLY, or bill number ONLY. NOT ALL AT ONCE (please understand less information is BETTER than more). When you get to your bill, click the button at the top right of the page, 'PAY FULL'. You will then be brought to a secure credit card payment page. These directions are valid during the collection year ONLY (Jan.~July).
PLEASE NOTE: Every Credit Card Company charges vendors who accept their cards a fee for the "privilege". Because we are a municipality, by law we are NOT ALLOWED TO PAY THESE FEES. So, if you, the taxpayer wish to use a credit card or a DEBIT MASTERCARD; a fee (2.45%) must be paid. If you use a VISA DEBIT CARD, the fee is a flat $3.95 or if you use the eCheck method the fee is $1.95.
We do not encourage taxpayers to use this service unless there is a benefit which they will derive; such as "points" or "miles" or "cash back"etc.
The choice is entirely yours.
Have Issues concerning..., STAR, Senior Exemptions, Veteran Exemptions, property assessment, address change or deed change, please call our Sole Assessor; Ms. Audre Higbee; @ (518) 943-2141 x7 or eMail her @ email@example.com. Or use the Assessor's Web Page.
ONLINE VISUAL INFORMATION:
HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR YOUR PROPERTY INFORMATION ONLINE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SEE AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF YOUR PROPERTY? Click the following link and you will be brought to Greene County's Department of Real Property's Web Site (GIS MAPING).
Sign in the PUBLIC ACCESS section and enter your information. PLEASE NOTE: as previously stated, these databases operate better with LESS infomation rather than more. Example; use your last name, or a street name, NOT BOTH. Also do not add st. or ave. or any other identifier. If you have the tax id # use ONLY THAT. Do not include a name or street. If you
still have a problem contact the office of Real Property in the Greene County Office Building, (518) 719-3525.
DUTIES OF TAX RECEIVER: Our job for the taxpayers of the Town of Catskill is bookkeeping. We do not make property assessments, that is the job of the Sole Assessor (518) 943-2141 x7. We do not foreclose on property for unpaid taxes, that is the job of the Greene County Treasurer (518) 719-3527. We CANNOT wave taxes or penalties, that is the job of the Greene County Legislature (518) 719-3530. If you have any questions regarding these issues please contact the designated office.
If you need tax information or wish to pay taxes anytime of the year between January 1 & July 31st please feel free to contact us @ (518) 943-2141 x 5 or use the links above left for; access to tax bills, or to add a third party notification etc.. This is the areas where we can help.
YEARLY TAX PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The schedule for paying local taxes in GREENE COUNTY is as follows:
- TOWN & COUNTY: January; last day without penalty, January 31st. Last day to pay in Town Hall before return to Greene County Treasurer with additional penalties & delinquency, July 31th.
- VILLAGE OF CATSKILL: June 1st; last day before relevy; October 31st..
- CATSKILL CENTRAL SCHOOL: Early September release & for the last day before relevy CALL THE SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR @ (518) 943-2300. #1446.
- RELEVY: RELEVY IS A TERM WHICH MEANS THAT A PRIOR TAX HAS NOT BEEN PAID WITHIN THE COLLECTION PERIOD. IT IS THEN PUT ON THE FOLLOWING YEARS TAX BILL.
- AFTER TWO YEARS PASS AND TAXES ARE STILL NOT PAID THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS BEGINS.
- For more information please call the Tax Department @ the Treasurers Office @ (518) 719-3527.
KEEPING INFORMATION CORRECT:
We are constantly making corrections and updating our tax roll. We need your help to keep us informed whenever there is a change in your status. Please use any of the links above left or call our Sole Assessor; @ (518) 943-2141 x7, with any changes to make sure all information is correct and up to date!
3RD PARTY NOTIFICATION:
If you would like to have a duplicate tax bill sent to you, please fill out the form using the link above & to the left. Sometimes, situations arise where children would like to make sure their aging parents pay their bills and they ask us to send them a copy of the tax bill. There are other reasons for duplicates as well. We are happy to provide this service. Please go to this link; (3rd Party Notification); fill out the form and email or mail it back to us.
CHANGE OF STATUS:
If you are a new owner or there is a change in your status, (i.e. address, escrow, primary residence, 3rd party notification etc.) PLEASE notify us immediately. The process for updating information is slower than we would like, therefore, we ask that property owners, NOTIFY US BY TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON, ASAP! During the time when the tax office is closed please advise the Sole Town Assessor by telephone @ 943-2141 x7 or by eMail to give her all relevant information.
A WORD ABOUT THE MAIL: We cannot speak for the US Post Office. If your bill or receipt does not arrive please call our office to inquire. (518) 943-2141 x 5.
A WORD ABOUT POSTMARKS: NYS Real Property Law states that we must respect the postmark on payments. Therefore, when you pay your taxes near the end of a month MAKE SURE the post office staff stamps the envelope in your presence which will guarantee the postmark! Accordingly, if you comply with this procedure and we receive your payment in 1 or 2 or 3 weeks or whenever, it will not be considered late.