Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato reminds residential property owners that it is essential to notify his office upon satisfying their mortgage.
In addition, Receiver Pravato encourages residents who recently purchased a home, condominium or co-op unit, or recently refinanced, to be sure that notification in writing is sent to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“This will ensure that tax bills are received promptly by the homeowner,” Pravato said. “A homeowner relying on a bank, attorney, or Nassau County to notify the Tax Office may find there is a delay in billing the homeowner directly, which can lead to the imposition of a late payment penalty.”
“When writing, property owners should include the legal property description, including the school district, section, block, and lot numbers, as well as the name and address to whom tax bills should be directed. In the case of condominiums, the building and unit number should be noted,” Pravato said.
Residents may also report their information in person by visiting the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at Town Hall North at 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay or Town Hall South at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. While the Tax Office has suspended in-office interactions there are new outdoor walk up windows open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. to assist residents.
The Receiver noted that property owners residing in incorporated villages must also notify their village assessor.
Homeowners requiring further assistance should contact the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at 516-624-6400. “The knowledgeable and courteous tax information specialists on my staff will be happy to assist you,” concluded Pravato.