Village Tax, Water & Sewer Bills
Important Payment Information
- As per NYS Real Property Tax Law, the Tax Collector may not accept partial payments of taxes. The Village also regulates the water and sewer bills in this same manner. Please call our office if your bills have not arrived by June 10.
- As per New York State Real Property Tax Law, failure to receive a tax bill "shall not in any way affect the validity of the taxes or interest". The same policy applies with water and sewer bills.
- Penalties cannot be waived by a village official if payment is not made in a timely manner. Postmark is accepted as a payment date, but please be aware that bills sent via “auto pay” systems do not always contain a postmark.
- The Collecting Officer is personally responsible for proper collections and all records are audited by state examiners, there is no discretion in this matter.
Village property taxes are billed on June 1 of each year and due without penalty by June 30.
Be aware of these dates even if your taxes are held in escrow and paid by a bank. Any bills that remain unpaid on November 1 will be sent to the county and will appear on your Town of New Scotland tax bill in January, along with additional penalties.
If taxes are held by a mortgage or escrow company, the property owner should be sure the proper information is given to the tax collector.
Water bills are mailed June 1 and are due July 31 without penalty. The Village bills $200 in advance for 20,000 gallons and overages are billed the following year. Rates can be found in the Water Regulations on the Water & Sewer page.
Any water bills that remain unpaid as of May 1 will be relevied to your June 1 Village taxes along with additional fees and penalties.
Sewer Bills are mailed on June 1 with quarterly due dates of July 31, October 31, January 31 and April 30. Quarterly payments are a convenience and sewer bills can be paid in full at any time during the fiscal year. Penalties are calculated per month.
Any sewer bills that remain unpaid as of May 1 will be relevied to your June 1 Village taxes along with additional fees and penalties.