Pravato Reminds Residents to Avoid Penalities by Paying General Taxes Prior to August 10th

Pravato Reminds Residents to Avoid Penalities by Paying General Taxes Prior to August 10th

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato reminds residents that the Second Half of the 2020 General Tax Levy is due and payable July 1st, but can be paid without penalty through August 10th. 


“New York State laws allows my office to provide taxpayers with a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due during which payment may be made without penalty,” said Receiver Pravato.  “After the 40 days, State law requires a one percent penalty be added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to July 1st.  Don’t delay, make your payment before August 10th and ensure you aren’t paying more out of pocket than you need to.”


Please be certain to sign your check, payable to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes.  Indicate your property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot, and Phone number on the check.  Taxes can be paid in one of the following ways:


  • In person*:
    • New walk up windows are located at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay and at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. Windows are open 10 am to 2 pm daily, Monday through Friday to accept payments with a check or money order.  No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.
    • Drop Boxes have been installed at both Town Hall North and Town Hall South for residents to make payments when the windows are not available.


  • Through the mail:
    • All payments must have a United States Postal Service cancellation mark dated on or before August 10th.  Please send your check or money order to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes, 74 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1539.


  • Online:
    • To pay online by electronic ACH check (using your checking account) for a reduced fee of 75 cents please select checking account at the payment screen, or by American Express, Master Card, or VISA credit card (for a much higher fee charged by the credit card companies) go to The Town of Oyster Bay does not receive any of the service fees.


To contact the Tax Office, please call at (516) 624-6400 or email


*subject to change