Frequently Asked Questions
When are Village taxes collected? – Tax bills are mailed once a year at the end of May and are due June 1St payable by June 30th, unless the last day of the month falls on a weekend. The payment would then be due on the first business day of July. If you do not receive a bill or if you have any questions regarding payment please call the Treasurer’s Office at 914-862-1419.
What if I pay my Village taxes late? – Past due accounts are assessed a 5% penalty for the first thirty days of delinquency after the due date, and an additional 1% each month thereafter until the end of February to lien April 15th. There are no exceptions. Failure to receive a bill does not waive penalties. If payment is made by mail, the US Post Office postmark is used as the date of receipt. Postmarks are valid only if done at the US Post Office, on or before the final due date. Foreign country postmarks and private/corporate postage machine postmarks are not acceptable proof of timely payments.
What do I do if I have a change of mailing address? – A Change of Address Form must be filled out and submitted to the Treasurer’s Office. Please be aware that New York State law provides that a property owner is not relieved of the responsibility for payment of taxes or interest prescribed by law despite the failure to receive a notice that such taxes are due.
What do I do if I am no longer escrowing my taxes? – A Change of Address Form must be filled out and submitted to the Treasurer’s Office.
What do I do if I purchase a property after the tax bills are sent out? – If you purchase a property after tax bills are mailed, you are responsible for obtaining your own bill from either the Village office or the previous owner. Please also fill out a New Owner Information Form. If you have further questions you can call the Treasurer’s Office at 914-862-1419.
How can property tax payments be made? – Property taxes can be paid in person or mailed to: Village of Croton-on-Hudson, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. If payment is made by mail, the US Post Office postmark is used as the date of receipt. Postmarks are valid only if done at the US Post Office, on or before the final due date. Foreign country postmarks and private/corporate postage machines postmarks are not acceptable proof of timely payments. You may also pay online.
Can I pay my tax bill and water bill with the same check? – No. Please write separate checks.
What if I think my taxes are too high? – Village property owners are entitled to file a grievance if they believe the assessed value of their property is excessive. Tax grievance day is held once a year on the third Tuesday in February. A Complaint on Real Property Assessment form must be filled out and submitted to the Village Assessor.
How can I obtain a Senior, Veteran, Disabled, or Volunteer Fire Department Exemption? - Applications for Senior, Veteran, Disabled, or Volunteer Fire Department exemptions must be filed with the Assessor's Office in the Village by December 31st of each year. Forms can be obtained online or in the Engineer's department on the second floor of Village Hall.
Where do I get information about my town, county and school taxes? – Information about town, county and school taxes can be obtained from the Town of Cortlandt by calling 914-734-1030.