School Tax Information

2019/2020 SCHOOL TAX INFORMATION

2019/2020 SCHOOL TAX BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED
If you have not received your bill by September 10, 2019, please contact me.

VIEW AND PRINT YOUR TAX INFORMATION ONLINE HERE

PAY YOUR TAX BILL
By Mail:
Make Check or money order payable to:
BCSD Tax Collector

Mail with remittance stub to: (place an x in the box if you would like a receipt)
Tax Processing Unit
Berlin Central School District
P.O. Box 13416
Albany, NY 12212

By Credit/Debit Card:  Go HERE
MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club accepted.
The online provider’s fee includes a one-time transaction fee of $0.50 plus a three percent (3% processing fee) for each transaction.

In Person:
Thursday, September 12, 2019   3 – 7 PM
Thursday, September 26, 2019   3 – 7 PM

Berlin Middle/High School
17400 State Route 22, Cherry Plain, NY 12040
(Use North Door – Rm 121 – Third door on left)
CASH PAYMENTS MUST BE EXACT.

Tax Collector
Jean Barber
Berlin Central School District Business Office
Email:  taxcollector@berlincentral.org  (Preferred)
Phone:  (518) 658-1500, Option 8, Ext 1021 (Daily, M-F)

Call volumes are high and will be returned as quickly as possible in the order they are received.
(Please include your name, taxpayer name (spell last name), tax map number and/or full property address, return phone number including area code and a brief reason for your call.

TAX COLLECTION SCHEDULE / PENALTIES

No PenaltyPayment received or postmarked on or before October 2, 2019
2% Penalty*Payment received or postmarked October 3, 2019 through October 31, 2019
Payments received or postmarked after October 31, 2019 will be returned to sender unpaid.
Unpaid taxes are turned over to Rensselaer County and subject to an additional 7% penalty.
Please call Rensselaer County Bureau of Finance, (518) 270-2754 or (518) 270-2755 regarding delinquent taxes after November 15, 2019.
*If penalty is due and not received, your payment will returned unpaid.
NO PARTIAL PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
RETURNED CHECKS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A PROCESSING FEE.

CHECK YOUR PAYMENT FOR ACCURACY
Be sure to double-check your payment before mailing:
Is the payment amount correct?  (numbers and written word)
Did you include the 2% penalty due if during the period October 2, 2019 – October 31, 2019?
Is it dated correctly?
Is it signed?
Do you have the correct mailing address?
Is it November 1, 2019 or later?  STOP. The school tax collector can no longer accept your payment.  See the Tax Collection Schedule section above.

IS YOUR MAILING ADDRESS CORRECT?
Please check the mailing address on your tax bill.  If you use a post office box for mail delivery, be sure to request that your mailing address be changed to the post office box number and corresponding city and zip code.  Please include your address change with your payment.  Address change requests will be forwarded to the proper Town assessor and also to the Rensselaer County Bureau of Tax Services, Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Ave – 5th Floor, Troy, NY 12180

CONTACT YOUR TOWN ASSESSOR
Please remember that the school acts as the “collector” of taxes.  Questions or concerns regarding assessments or exemptions should be directed to the assessor of the town in which your property is located: (See FAQ’s regarding STAR)

TownPhone
Berlin(518) 658-2162  (1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday 6 – 8 PM) or (518) 658-2064
Grafton(518) 279-3565
Petersburgh(518) 658-3777  Ext 16
Poestenkill(518) 658-5100  Ext 106
Stephentown(518) 733-9195  Ext 1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS