Bureau of Receipts (Tax Payments)

Tax Information
Property Tax Bills are issued January 1st of each year and are payable quarterly in January, April, July and October. This bill include both City and County taxes, water and sewer charges and the trash fee where applicable.
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  2018 2019 2020 2021 CHANGE
TOTAL $85,241,945 $86,765,149 $89,459,143 $88,539,604 -1.03%
TAX LEVY $30,782,656 $30,606,401 $30,269,672 $31,083,410 2.69%
TAX RATE/$1000 $13.15 $12.98 $12.77 $12.97 1.57%
ASSESSED VALUE $2,340,415,615 $2,358,144,377 $2,370,153,452 $2,397,323,987 1.15%
TOTAL POSITIONS 522.85 523 522.8 474 -9.33%

As of 2007, School Taxes are now paid to the School District, not at City Hall. Anyone with questions should call the School District at 518-881-3988.

Paying By Mail

  • Do not send cash.
  • Detach stub and mail along with check.
  • If requesting a receipt, please mark box on payment coupon.
  • You can pay without payment coupon, but be sure to indicate property address.
  • Mail to: City of Schenectady, PO Box 947, Schenectady, New York 12301.

Paying In Person

  • Drop Box located on Franklin Street for payments by check/money order.
  • Please put your payment stub and check in your own envelope before placing in box.
  • Receipts will be mailed to address on stub, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Payments received after business hours will be processed the next business day.

  • Drop Box 2021

Pay Online

Pay through the City of Schenectady Electronic Bill Pay Website.

Citizen self service payments