Please Note: You can no longer make payments in person at First Niagara Bank OR the district office.
The postmark date of your tax bill serves as the payment date.
Online payments open Sept. 1.
Delinquent Taxes are collected until April 30.
All payments postmarked May 1 or later will be returned to the taxpayer. From May 15 - October 1, delinquent taxes can be paid at Cohoes City Hall.
STAR is New York's school tax relief program. It is a partial property tax exemption for eligible homeowners. To register online, visit: www.tax.ny.gov or call the STAR program directly at (518) 457-2036.
The 2014-2015 tax rate is $36.23 per $1,000 of assessed value.
School taxes are due in two installments: half on Sept. 30 and half on March 31. Taxpayers will receive a bill in late August with two coupons--one for each payment with the amounts and due date. If you are paying the year in full, please include both coupons with your check. A penalty fee will be applied for late payments.
Payments can be mailed to:
Tax Processing Unit
Cohoes City School District
P.O. Box 14166
Albany, NY 12212-4166
Tax payments are no longer accepted at the district office or First Niagara Bank.
Checks should be made out to the Cohoes City School District.
Yes, payments can be made online starting Sept. 1 by clicking here. There are two ways to pay online:
E-CHECK - Direct withdrawal from your bank account. Once check can pay multiple properties. You will need a routing and account number. This method of online payment charges a $4.95 processing fee.
CREDIT CARD - A 50 cent + 3% processing fee is charged when paying by credit card.
No. The process should be seamless and you should not have to make any adjustments. If you receive your bill in error please forward it to your mortgage holder.
Please contact the city assessor's office at (518) 233-2112 if you have questions or problems with your school tax bill.