Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

Property Taxes

Notice Regarding Property Tax Billing and Due Dates

 
  • The Clerk Treasurer’s and City Assessors Office has recommended to the City Council (who will vote on this 7/13) to postpone the first installment from Aug 12 to Sept 14 (Sept 12 is a Saturday) with no penalty to all taxpayers (including those who applied for and received relief for their June payments).
  • Complete and accurate tax bills will be mailed in mid-August.
  • For taxpayers who are signed up for THE CITY direct debit program, we initiate that, and no action from taxpayers is needed.  We will debit their accounts in September.
  • We have also notified escrow servicers of the timing change and they have indicated that this should not pose any problems for taxpayers and no further action is needed.
  • If taxpayers have automatic payments set up from their own banks, they should get in touch with their banks to adjust the timing of the payment.

Can I pay my property taxes online?

Yes, you may pay your property taxes on-line here. YOU MUST KNOW YOUR PARCEL ID NUMBER. You may look up your parcel ID number here. When entering your Parcel ID, use the format as it appears on your tax bill 000-0-000.000

Processing fees will apply and will be charged by our payment processor, Municipay. E-check payments will be charged a flat $1.50 fee. Credit Card payments will be charged a flat $3 for transactions under $113 or a 2.65% fee for transactions greater than $113. 

Click here for detailed instructions.

 

How else can I pay my property taxes?

Property taxes can be paid by mail, or through automatic tax payments. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to the City of Burlington. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, City Hall is closed to in person customers. Payments can be placed in the drop box outside of City Hall. The drop box is located on the upper right hand side of the ground floor, Church Street entrance. Taxpayers who would like a receipt for their payment may enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with their payment.

Payments can be mailed to:
City of Burlington
Attn: Property Taxes
PO Box 22086
Albany, NY 12201-2086

 

How do I have my tax bill sent to a different address?

You will need to fill out a Change of Mailing Address Form and return it to the Assessor's Office.

 

When do my taxes go delinquent?

Property Taxes are Due by June 12. Failure to pay any outstanding FY2020 property taxes by Monday, June 22, 2020 will cause your account to become delinquent. Payments must be received in the Clerk Treasurer's Office by 4:30pm, postmarked, or paid online no later than Monday, June 22, 2020 in order to avoid delinquency fees. June 23, 2020 and later postmarks by the US Post Office or payments left at City Hall or paid online after June 22, 2020 will be late and cause your account to become delinquent and placed on the delinquent tax warrant. You will be charged a one time 8% (eight percent) Delinquent Penalty fee and a $1.00 Warrant Fee on any outstanding taxes, and any interest already accrued for this fiscal year will still be due. If the outstanding amount includes your fourth quarter tax installment, you will be charged an additional 4% (four percent) interest on the installment amount. 

 

Is there a discount for paying my taxes early?

No, there is not

 

Is there a grace period for late payments?

No, but envelopes postmarked on or before the due date will be accepted without penalty.

 

What if I disagree with a penalty that has been assessed against my account?

You have the right to appeal the penalty to the Board of Abatement of Taxes. However, interest will continue to be added to any delinquent taxes

 

What if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday?

When the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, payments will be accepted without penalty until the next business day.

 

When are property taxes due?

Property taxes are divided into quarterly payments. Payments are due on the 12th of August, November, March, and June each year. In the event that the 12th falls on a weekend, payments are due the next business day.

 

When will I receive my new tax bill?

Tax bills are mailed each year in July