Pravato Reminds Residents General Taxes Due Prior to August 10th to Avoid Paying Penalties

Pravato Reminds Residents General Taxes Due Prior to August 10th to Avoid Paying Penalties

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato reminds residents that the Second Half of the 2022 General Tax Levy is due and 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.  So make your payment before August 10th and don’t delay, and you will 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 any one of the following ways:


  • In person:
    • Residents can pay in person at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay and at Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa.  The Tax Office is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm to assist residents and accept payments with a check, cash or debit/credit card for a fee (the Town does not receive a portion of this fee). Extended office hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm are offered on August 9th and August 10th.
    • Drop Boxes have been installed at both Town Hall North and Town Hall South for residents to make payments when the Tax Office is closed.


  • Through the mail:
    • All payments must have a United States Postal Service postmark 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.


  • Online:
    • Pay online with an ACH check payment for a fee of $1.75, or by credit card for a much higher fee charged by the credit card companies. The Town does not receive any portion of these fees.


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