Pravato Reminds Residents Second Half School Taxes Due

Pravato Reminds Residents Second Half School Taxes Due

Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato reminds Town residents that the Second Half of the 2020-2021 School Tax Levy is due on April 1st, but can be paid without penalty through May 10th.


“New York State Law 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,” Receiver Pravato explained.  “After the 40 days, State Law requires a one percent penalty be added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to November 1st for the first half payment and April 1st  for the second half payment. Don’t delay, make your payment before May 10th to ensure you aren’t paying more out of pocket than you need to.”


Receiver Pravato continued, “During this public health crisis, the Tax Office has been fully operational but has suspended in office interactions.  We have outdoor walk up windows at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, and Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, and are now open daily from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm to assist residents and accept payments with either a check or money order.  No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.  On May 7th and May 10th both offices will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  When paying in person, residents are reminded to bring the entire tax bill.”


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.  Please make your check payable to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes and indicate your property’s Section, Block and Lot and telephone number on the check.


Tax payments may also be made online through a link on our Town website,  Residents may view tax bills, print out a hard copy, or pay taxes with an ACH check payment for a reduced fee of 75 cents, or by credit card for a much higher fee charged by the credit card companies.   The Town of Oyster Bay receives no portion of this fee.


“This tax bill reflects the new Nassau County reassessment,” Receiver Pravato explained. “If your School Tax bill increased more than the budgeted increase set, it is due to the effects of the County reassessment.  Any questions regarding your property assessment should be directed to the Assessor’s office at 516-571-1500.”


Residents may contact the Tax Office with any questions about their tax bill at 516-624-6400 or email