Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except legal holidays.
Specific information regarding office hours may be had by calling (845) 221-2160.
The Receiver of Taxes collects all taxes levied by the county and Town, including special districts taxes such as fire, lighting and parks. The collection of water and sewer rents for the thirteen (13) Town water districts and five (5) sewer districts is also their responsibility.
In addition, school taxes for the Wappingers Central School District and the Carmel Central School District within the Town of East Fishkill are collected by this office.
Alternative sources of tax information are:
Online Tax Information: www.taxlookup.net
Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance Office
Wappingers Central School District Business Office
Carmel Central School District Business Office
County and Town taxes are payable once a year, anytime during the months of January and February, without penalty.
A late penalty of 2% is added during March, 3% during April and 4% plus $2 during May. All Town books are closed May 31 and unpaid taxes are turned over to the County for collection.
Wappingers Central School District taxes become due once a year. Generally speaking, they are payable mid-September through mid-October, without penalty. The specific date will change each year. Please refer to your tax bill or call this office for more information. Unpaid school taxes are re-levied on the following year's county and Town tax bill.
Carmel Central School District taxes are payable during the month of September. A 2% penalty is charged for payments made during the month of October. Unpaid school taxes are re-levied on the following year's county and tax bill.
The Carmel Central School District taxes are unique in that there is a provision in the law which allows for partial payment. If this option is chosen the first payment is due no later than September 15. The second payment is then due to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance after November 1 but before March 15. There is a 5% charge for this option.
Water and sewer rents are billed through this office every three months. They are payable without penalty during the first month after billing. Please refer to your bill for a specific due date. Thereafter, a 10% late fee is charged. Any unpaid water rents after November 1 will be re-levied on the following year's county and Town tax bill.
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