Receiver of Taxes: Claudia Heckert
Hours: During peak tax collection times, the office is open full time.
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At all other times the office is staffed part time.
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 twelve (12) Town water districts and three (3) 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 & TOWN TAXES
County and Town taxes are payable once a year, anytime during the month of February, without penalty.
A late penalty of 2% is added during March, 3% during April and 4% during May. All Town books are closed May 31 and unpaid taxes are turned over to the county for collection.
WAPPINGERS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
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 & SEWER DISTRICTS
There are currently twelve water districts within the Town of East Fishkill. They are Revere Park, Pinewood Knolls, Taconic Estates, Little Switzerland, Brettview, Brettview II, Hopewell Hamlet, Hopewell Hamlet II, Shenandoah, Fishkill Plains, Hopewell Glen, and Four Corners.
We currently operate three Town sewer districts: Sagamor Sewer, Hamlet Wastewater, and Four Corners. Water and sewer rents are billed 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 15 will be re-levied on the following year's county and Town tax bill.