Oyster Bay Tax Receiver James Stefanich advises Town property owners who missed paying their 2018-2019 school taxes by the May 10th deadline, that they can still avoid additional interest and fees beyond the standard 2% late payment penalty.
Late payers should immediately contact the Receiver’s office at (516) 624-6400 if they did not receive a second notification with a delinquent tax bill. Payments postmarked after May 31st cannot be accepted since the collection warrant will have expired. Those payments must be sent to the Nassau County Treasurer at 1 West Street, Mineola, New York 11501.
Stefanich stated, “Failure to pay late taxes before the collection warrant expires will result in a delinquent tax lien proceeding with the possibility of the lien being sold next February. Continued failure to pay all taxes levied against the property will result in your loss of the property. Don’t let it happen to you!”
In July, the Nassau County Treasurer will be mailing notices to all property owners with taxes in arrears. Receiver Stefanich advises homeowners who fall under those circumstances to contact the Nassau County Treasurer at (516) 571-2090 to determine the amount in arrears. They may also visit that office at 1 West Street, Mineola.
Receiver Stefanich added, “I want to make sure that property taxpayers in Oyster Bay do not jeopardize their home ownership because they were unaware of the consequences of not responding to notices from the Town or County.”