June 22, 2017

Tax Bill Information


Please note: Tax collections at the DCS Central Office have ended for the year.

Tax bills are mailed around September 1 and payment is due by September 30 without penalty. After September 30 and until October 31, a 2 percent penalty will be charged.

Unpaid school tax bills

After October 31, any amounts unpaid are turned over to the appropriate jurisdiction for collection and/or enforcement based on the location of the parcels involved as follows:

> County of Albany, Finance Office: (518) 477-7070

> County of Montgomery, Treasurer's Office: (518) 853-8175

> County of Schenectady, Finance Office: (518) 388-4260 or 4228

> County of Schoharie, Treasurer's Office: (518) 295-8386


Tax bill information


You can access your tax bill information/tax bill look-up by following this link: Tax Bill Information

How to pay school tax bills


Tax bills may be paid by check (payable to: Duanesburg Central School Tax Collector) or money order by mail, or in person at the district office Wednesday through Friday (except holidays), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please make check or money order payable to D.C.S. Tax Collector and mail with remittance stub to:

Duanesburg CSD
Tax Processing Unit
133 School Drive
Delanson, NY 12053

For your convenience, a pre-addressed envelope is provided with your tax bill. The U.S. Postmark determines date of payment.

There is no cash payment option for school tax bills.

Tax bills may be paid online by credit card or debit card through a third-party payment service. A service fee of 3 percent of the tax bill or $2, whichever is more, is charged by the service and goes directly to the third-party service and not to DCS.

The third-party service also accepts e-checks and charges a fee of $4.95 for bills up to $2,499. For bills $2,500 or more, a fee of $4.95 plus one-half percent of the total amount of the bill will be charged.

To use the third-party, online service provider, visit:

Local assessor information

Please contact your local assessor if you have questions about:

1. Your assessment
2. Exemptions
3. Address changes

> Town of Duanesburg: (518) 895-8920, ext. 109

> Town of Charleston: (518) 922-7844

> Town of Knox: (518) 669-6459

> Town of Wright: (518) 872-9726

> Town of Princetown: (518) 357-4045, ext. 5

> Town of Florida: (518) 843-3032

> Town of Schoharie (518) 295-6571

If you have questions for the Duanesburg Central School District Business Office or Tax Collector, please call (518) 895-2279, ext. 238.

School Tax rates


School tax rates are affected primarily by property assessments, as well as by each town’sequalization rate — a percentage level set by New York state that compares property assessment in towns to real estate market value.

School tax rates are calculated after Duanesburg Central School District receives final assessment figures from the seven towns located within the district and the final equalization rates as set by the state.

2016-17 tax rates per $1,000 of assessed value are:

Duanesburg: $58.56

Charleston: $20.20

Knox: $32.59

Wright: $22.96

Princetown: $58.56

Florida: $40.41

Schoharie: $20.20

Please note that the district did not receive all of the above towns' tax rates in time to include them in the fall 2016 newsletter.

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