Town of Oyster Bay Tax Receiver James Stefanich reminds residents that the First Half of the 2019 General Tax Levy is due on January 1st, but can be paid without penalty through February 11th. Please be certain to sign your check, payable to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes. Indicate your property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot, and Phone number on the check.
“By law, a taxpayer has a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due during which payment may be made without penalty,” said Tax Receiver Stefanich. “After the 40 days, a one percent penalty is added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to January 1st.”
Residents can pay in person, by either cash or check, at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall West, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at the Receiver of Taxes Office, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. The Tax Receiver Office in Town Hall South can be accessed by the rear entrance to the building. When paying the tax bill in person, residents are reminded to bring the entire tax bill with their payments.
Residents who prefer to mail in their payments should send them to the Office of the Receiver of Taxes, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771-1539. Payments being made by mail should include the payment stub. Residents should NOT write on, fold, staple or otherwise deface the tax stub as it can cause the computer system to reject the payment.
Taxpayers also have access to 2019 General Tax information on our online system via a link on the Town website, www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents may view tax bills, print out a hard copy, or pay taxes with an ACH check payment or credit card. Residents should be aware there is a service fee for paying taxes online (Town of Oyster Bay receives no portion of fee).
When calling the Tax Office at (516) 624-6400 for information on property taxes, residents are requested to have the school district, section, block and lot numbers of the property in question available. This information is listed on the tax bill and on the property deed.