December 1, 2015
Taxes become a lien. By law, our office is not permitted to mail tax bills or collect payments until the Suffolk County Legislature approves the tax warrant, which typically occurs after this date. Under New York State Law, non-receipt of a tax bill will not extend the penalty-free period.
December 24, 2015 & December 31, 2015
Our office will close at noon on each of these days in observance of Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
January 10, 2016
First-half tax payments must be paid by this date in order to avoid penalty charges. Because this date is a Sunday in 2016, we will accept payment through January 11, 2016.
March 1, 2016
Property owners filing for new tax exemptions or renewing existing exemptions must submit their applications to the Assessor’s Office by this date in order for exemptions to be applied to the December 2016 tax billing. Information regarding all exemption programs may be obtained from the Town Assessor.
March 5, 2016
Notice of unpaid taxes are mailed to all property owners who, according to our records, have not yet paid the first-half taxes that were due by January 10.
May 6, 2016
Courtesy second-half reminder postcards are mailed to all property owners who, according to our records, have paid their first-half taxes but still owe the second half. Property owners with escrow accounts through their mortgage banks are not notified.
May 31, 2016
Second-half tax payments are due by this date. By law, our office is not permitted to accept payments beyond this date and taxes will become payable to the Suffolk County Treasurer with interest and penalties.
Unless otherwise requested, the official receipt of paid property taxes will appear on your new tax bill as “Prior Year Tax Information”.