Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato today announced that the Town will soon open outdoor Walk-Up Windows for those who wish to make their tax payments in-person ahead of the June 1st deadline for school property tax payments. The walk-up windows will open on Friday, May 8th at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay and on Wednesday, May 13th at Town Hall South in Massapequa. Residents can visit these sites from 10am to 2pm daily, Monday through Friday and pay their second half school taxes by check or money order. With the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic having a negative effect on residents throughout the state, most local governments have restricted or fully suspended in-person interactions at their facilities, and these new walk-up windows will offer residents a safe option within which to make their payments in-person during this public health crisis.
Receiver of Taxes Pravato stated, “Since this public health crisis began, I am proud that my office has steadfastly remained fully operational as we as a nation have continued to combat a pandemic the likes of which we have not seen for a century. The safety and well-being of our residents has been the Town’s top priority throughout all this, and that is why my office will be offering a safe option to make in-person tax payments with our new walk-up windows, where strict social distancing will be enforced. For those who wish to avoid making an in-person payment, I remind residents to take advantage of the ability to pay online by eCheck for a reduced fee, which my office negotiated to help mitigate in-person interaction during this pandemic.”
Residents looking to mitigate in-person interactions are encouraged to make payments online at www.oysterbaytown.com/departments/receiver-of-taxes/, where Receiver Pravato arranged for taxpayers to remit payment via eCheck at a reduced fee. The fee for eCheck is now only 75 cents, reduced from a previous high of $6. Additionally, residents can alternatively pay via credit card online, where a third-party vendor charges a much larger processing fee as authorized by New York State, or mail their payments (made payable to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes) to 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. The office can be reached by phone at (516) 624-6400.