Taxpayers in the Schalmont Central School District may pay school tax bills in person or online. You can also view your tax bill online without having to make a payment, as well as find an assessed valuation, see any exemptions on the property and print a receipt.
Payments can be made the secure, online payment feature by using your credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or electronic check (using your checking account number and routing number). There is a 2.5 percent fee to pay your bill online.
Residents may use the online payment service beginning with the bills that will be mailed in September 2015.
For individuals who would prefer not to use the online payment feature, payments may still be made by mail or in person at 4 Sabre Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306. In-person payments may be made Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Payments of checks or money orders should be made payable to the Schalmont School Tax Collector. Cash payments are not accepted.
There is also a night depository to the left of the District Office front doors. Payments made before 9 a.m. will be credited to the previous day's business. Please make sure you have funds in your checking account when you make your payment. Return item fee is $20.
Please note that the district has implemented a new buzzer system. Before being buzzed into any school district building, including the district office, residents must state their reason for visiting and present photo identification via a security camera outside of the entrance.
For more information about tax collection and payment options, read the FAQ below.
School tax collections will be from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2015, without penalty. A 2% penalty will be added from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2016. Do not send payments after Oct. 31, 2016. They will be turned over to the county, and re-levied with your town and county taxes in January 2017, with an increased rate of interest.
Payments can be mailed to the Schalmont Central School District, 4 Sabre Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306.
Checks should be made out to the Schalmont School Tax Collector.
Yes, but only at the District Office during designated hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m., September 3 through October 31). Please note that the district has implemented a new buzzer system. Before being buzzed into any school district building, including the district office, residents must state their reason for visiting and present photo identification via a security camera outside of the entrance.
Yes, payments can be made online for those residing in the towns of Duanesburg, Florida and Princetown at http://egov.basny.com/schalmontcentralschool/ using a credit card or debit card, or checking account number and routing number. The fees for using this system are: 2.45% for credit cards, $3.95 for debit cards and $1.75 for an e-check. If making a payment using the electronic check option, please allow two weeks for your payment to be processed. Your payment must be received at the tax office on or before the due date or late penalties will apply. You will receive an e-mail receipt.
No. The process should be seamless and you should not have to make any adjustments. If you receive your bill in error please forward it to your mortgage holder.
If you have a question or problem, you should contact School Tax Collector Sarah Allen at 355-9200, ext. 4002.