Unpaid school tax bills must be paid to county
of Nov. 16, unpaid school tax bills must be paid to the Albany
County Division of Finance, 112 State St., Albany, NY 12207.
Your tax bill
School tax bills will be mailed on Aug. 31, and payment is due by
Sept. 30. On Sept. 1, you can view or print your bill and receipt using the
following link. Please be sure to select only one of the three search
here to look up your school taxes.
Paying your bill
Checks should be made out to the City School District of
Albany. Mail your check and your
bill stub to:
City School District of Albany
P.O. Box 15133
Albany, NY 12212-5133
When paying by mail, please be sure:
1. The payment stub is enclosed;
2. Your check or money order is signed, dated and written for the
correct amount; and
3. Your tax map number (also called "section/block/lot number") is
written on your check or money order.
Date of payment will be determined by a United States Postal Service
postmark. Any tax payment in an envelope without a U.S. Postal Service
postmark will be considered paid on the date it is received by the
school district. A postage meter postmark does
not determine date of payment, nor does an envelope without a
U.S. Postal Service postmark.
To pay in person, bring your tax bill with you to the Key Bank branch
located at 120 State St. Bank hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through
You can pay your taxes online with a Discover, MasterCard or Visa
credit or debit card.
When you do, there is a fee of 50 cents plus 3
percent of your total tax bill that goes to a third-party server.
Now you can pay your school taxes
by e-check. There is a flat fee of $4.95 on transactions up to $2,499.
On bills more than $2,499, there is an
additional 0.5 percent fee. There is a $25,000 maximum on
Tax bills paid after Sept. 30 will begin to accumulate interest
and penalties. After Nov. 15, unpaid tax bills will be turned over to
the Albany County Division of Finance and must be paid at their
offices at 112 State St. in Albany.
A property owner who does not receive a school tax statement by mail
is nevertheless subject to penalties on late payments as designated in
Section 922 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law.
Also, under no circumstances can the school tax collector or other
officials waive late penalties set in law.
Who to call with questions
If you want to know about ...
|Your school tax
||City School District of Albany Tax
||Albany City Assessor's Office
||Albany County Division of Finance Tax
or address changes
||City of Albany Treasurer's Office
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