ReceiverofTaxes HollyPerlowitz

Holly Perlowitz, Receiver of Taxes

16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 762-8790
fax (914) 762-0635

2017 First-half School bills are due on September 30.

Click here to look up the amount due on the Town's website.

Tax Payments can be made by mail or at the Office of the Receiver of Taxes, 16 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Call (914) 762-8790 if you are a new homeowner and/or need a copy of your bill.

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The Office of Receiver of Taxes collects yearly school, town, and county taxes and enforces the collection of delinquent taxes. Residents may contact the office to inquire about tax rates as well as taxes owed and paid.

Request For Mailing of Duplicate Tax Bills or Statements of Unpaid Taxes to a Third Party

Dates to Remember:
January 31: Second half school taxes due without penalty
April 30: Town and county taxes (one installment) are due without penalty
September 30: First half school taxes due without penalty
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Paying by Mail:

  • If mailing a tax payment a few days prior to the due date, make certain that you witness a timely official United States postmark being affixed to the envelope. Postage meter (i.e. Pitney Bowes) and foreign postmarks are not acceptable. An envelope, containing payment of local taxes, without an U.S. Postmark date is deemed paid on the date received. (NYS Real Property Tax Law, section 924a) 
  • Effective Jan 1, 2003, new legislation now allows us to accept FedEx, UPS, DHL, and Airborne as timely deliveries if postmarked by the last day of the collection period. (NYS Real Property Tax Law, section 925)
  • Please include your telephone number on your check in case the Tax office needs to reach you. 

Delinquent Taxes:

  • Properties with taxes remaining unpaid after 21 months of the tax levy will go into In Rem Foreclosure. 
  • Current taxes must be paid prior to any earlier taxes owed on all Properties that are in the delinquent stage and are in the process of enforcement. (NYS Real Property Tax Law, section 1112) 

New Homeowners:

  • If you are a new homeowner or have changed banks or lending institutions make sure that your tax bills are paid in a timely manner either by yourself or your lending institution. 
  • If you are submitting tax payments directly to the Town and have not received a tax bill at least one month prior to the payment due date, you should contact the Tax office. 
  • If you buy property after the September payment date for the first half school tax, but prior to the January 31 payment date for the second half, you must contact the Tax Office to determine the tax amount due. Second half payments received after January 31 are subject to a 10% penalty. 
  • The failure to receive a Tax Bill shall in no way affect the validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law with respect thereto. (NYS Real Property Law, section 922)

 

Town Of Ossining - Town and County Tax Rates:

The Town/County bill represents Town General and Westchester County taxes for residents of the Town of Ossining. Tax bills for residents of the Unincorporated Area, who do not pay taxes to either Village, also include a Town Unincorporated tax and special district taxes for water, sewer, refuse, lighting, and fire protection.

folder Document archive of Town Tax Rates and Levie for Fiscal Years from 2005 to present.

 

Town Of Ossining - School Tax Rates:

The Towns in Westchester County are fiscal agents for the collection of school taxes. Budgets are prepared and adopted by public referendum, and are not the function of the Town Government. Veteran's Exemptions do not apply to school taxes.

School Taxes (first installment) are due September 30 without penalty.
Second Installment school taxes may be paid any time until January 31 without penalty.

folder Document archive of School Tax Levies for Fiscal Years from 2006-07 to present.

All inquiries concerning budget matters or expenditures should be directed to:

Ossining Board of Education
190 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 941-7700
Briarcliff Manor Board of Education
Ingham Road
Briarcliff, NY 10510
(914) 941-8880

 

Schedule of Penalties:
School Tax Payments:
Month First Half Second Half
September none none
October 2% none
November 5% none
December - January 7% none
February - March 10% 10%
April 12% 12%
May 1 - Date of Foreclosure* 1% per month on unpaid delinquent tax
(12% per annum)
Town Tax Payments:
Month Penalty
May 2%
June - July 5%
August - September 7%
October - December 10%
January - April 12%
May 1 - Date of Foreclosure* 1% per month on unpaid delinquent tax
(12% per annum)

*The Date of Foreclusure is usually 21 months after the tax levy (September 1 for school taxes and April 1 for town/county taxes).

 

Helpful Information:

Request For Mailing of Duplicate Tax Bills or Statements of Unpaid Taxes to a Third Party

Click here for latest Consolidated Rate Sheets here...

A handy tool for Realtors and Appraisors. With this chart, you can verify the total taxes on a property with one multiplication using the consolidated rate which includes Town, County, School, and appropriate village tax rates. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Consolidated Rates" in the subject to request automatic updates.

Method of Computing tax bills: Total taxes to be raised divided by Assessed Valuation = Rate per $1,000.  Your bill is determined by your assessed value multiplied by the tax rate divided by 1000.

The amount paid in Town General Taxes is the smallest portion of this bill. The Ossining Ambulance Special District provides emergency medical lifesaving services to the residents of the Village of Ossining and the Unincorporated Town.

Your Town General Taxes pay for the following expenditures:
Parks Maintenance, Recreation, Senior Programs, Veterans Services, Assessment, Tax Collection, Data Processing, Financial, Supervisor, Town Board, Town Justice, Town Clerk, Town Attorney, Elections, Historian, and other Town-wide services.

Check the Assessor's Office for further information on how to file a complaint on your assessment, also available at the NY State Department of Taxation and Finance web site.

County Taxes include the County General tax, Solid Waste and Sewer. Questions concerning the County Tax portion of your bill should be directed to the County of Westchester at (914) 995-2850.

TO AVOID PENALTIES: If you mail your payment at the end of the month the tax is due, be sure there is a timely official United States postmark on the envelope or use a designated delivery service such as FedEx, UPS or Airborne. Postage meter (i.e. Pitney Bowes) and foreign postmarks are not acceptable. A Certificates of Mailing is not proof of timely payment (NY State Comptroller’s Office). When an envelope containing payment of local taxes contains no U. S. postmark or designated delivery service posting date, payment of such taxes is deemed to have been made on the date the payment is received and penalty must be paid (Real Property Tax Law §922). New York State Law provides that the Tax Receiver cannot waive penalties on real estate taxes paid after the due date for any reason. (Real Property Tax Law §920.)

Grievance Day: Third Tuesday in June each year.
Some Veteran's Exemptions apply to school taxes.
Call the Assessor's Office at (914)762-8274 to see if your Veteran's Exemption qualifies for a School Tax exemption.

Town/County Taxes are due April 30, 2017.