Receiver of Taxes
Town of Queensbury Receiver of Taxes
The Receiver of Taxes Office is run by the Town Clerk and two full time Deputies. The Receiver is charged with the responsibility to collect all current Town and County taxes, School taxes for public schools within our jurisdiction, and quarterly water/sewer billing. The tax office also answers numerous requests for tax and property information as well as providing escrow information to lending institutions.
**Our summer hours from May 1st – August 31st are 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.**
- Come in to our office during normal business hours The Tax Receiver’s Office is located within the Town of Queensbury Town Hall at 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. At the Tax Receiver’s Office counter, acceptable forms of payment for taxes and utility payments include cash, personal check, certified or cashier’s check, money order, and credit/debit cards. The acceptable credit cards are Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Tax payments via credit card will be subject to a 2.45% convenience fee for processing. (Visa debit charges are subject to a $3.95 convenience fee and require the use of the cards PIN number to process.) Payment for utility bills via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) will be subject to a 3.0% convenience fee for processing.
- Mail in your payment Make your check payable to “Caroline Barber, Receiver of Taxes” and PLEASE enclose the entire bill when paying a tax bill, and the bottom portion of your bill when paying a utility bill. Mail payments to: Receiver of Taxes, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.
- POSTMARKS: New York State Real Property Tax Laws govern tax collection. The United States Post Office Postmark date determines whether a payment is on time. Any payment postmarked on or before the due date will be considered timely. It is strongly suggested, if payment is mailed on the due date, to walk into the Post Office and have the date hand stamped by a Postal Employee.
- METERED MAIL: Tax payments delivered by the U.S. Postal Service after the due date that do not contain an official U.S. Post Office Postmark but rather a “postage meter” mark are not considered timely; the received date will be used at the date of the payment.
- Pay online If you wish to pay the Town and County taxes or the School taxes with a credit card or electronic check, you may do so by clicking on the link below “Pay your Taxes online with a debit or credit card“. We can only accept payments during our designated collection periods. There is a convenience fee of 2.45% on all online payments using a credit card, a flat convenience fee of $3.95 for payment with a Visa Debit, and a $1.75 convenience fee for an electronic check. If you wish to pay your Utility Bill online with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) you may do so by clicking on the link below “Pay Your Utility Bill Online“. There is a $5.25 convenience fee per transaction. The maximum amount that can be processed per transaction is $400.00. This option is available until 4:00p.m. on the due date of your Quarterly bill. It should be noted that online payments for Utility bills will not be available for 5 to 7 business days following a due date. This allows for the calculating of any penalties that are due on the accounts.
- ACH Bank draft for Quarterly Utility Billing If you wish to enroll in automatic bank draft payments for your quarterly bills, you may do so by filling out the form provided below “Automatic Bank Draft Authorization Form“. Once this form is completed, it must be mailed in with a copy of a voided check from the account that you are authorizing the withdrawal. The Quarters in which regular billing occur are: February, May, August, and November. Bank draft paperwork MUST be received in our office by the 15th of the prior month to set up this service. Once enrolled, you will still receive a statement of your quarterly bill, and the balance due will be withdrawn from your banking institution of the 15th of each of those months (February, May, August, and November). It should be noted, if you decide to no longer use this service or if you sell your home, it is imperative to contact our office to submit a removal form and prevent further processing.
- Depository Box An additional option for payment is our after business hours secure depository drop box located outside the Town Office Building. You may place a check or money order ONLY – in a sealed envelope with your payment stub in this depository. Please note that any payments retrieved from the drop box before 8 AM each day will be credited to the previous business day.
Copies of Tax Bills and/or Receipts
If you need a copy of a Town & County or School tax bill or receipt (which was paid at the Town of Queensbury), please click on the link below, “Search Your Tax History“. The search criteria defaults to our most current collection period. If you need details from a prior collection, click on the grey drop down arrow and select the correct one. Once you are on the collection period you need, only enter one of the search criteria to bring up your bill/receipt. Example: By Property Address, only enter the street # and street name (742 Bay). Do not enter Street, Road, Avenue, Court, etc. Example: By Owner Name, enter your Last Name and search. This will provide a list of all properties with that last name. Select which bill/receipt coincides with your property. Example: By Tax Map # , enter all characters of the number included (.) dots and (-) dashes. Example: By Bill #, this search can only be used if you know your current bill number. The bill number changes with every collection period and is a 4 or 5 digit number.
- Automatic Bank Draft Authorization Form (Word Doc)
- Automatic Bank Draft Authorization Form (PDF)
- Pay your Taxes online with a debit or credit card
- Search Your Tax History
- Pay Your Utility Bill Online