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The Tax Office is not accepting in person payments due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, below are other payment options:   

  • Pay online - Monroe County Residents at the county website www.monroecounty.gov portal (https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/), no charge will be billed to you for using this service due to COVID
  • Pay by mail - Check payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Mail to: Tax Receiver, 3100 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
  • Pay by drop-box - Drop the payment in our lockbox in front of our east side entrance to Town Hall, a receipt will be mailed once your payment is processed. Please note, due to COVID, receipt mailing may be delayed at least one week. Thank you for your patience. 
  • Pay at Bank - Full tax payments with a check are also accepted at M&T Bank in Panorama Plaza or at 441 & Route 250

See full details below on this webpage. 

Thank you,
Krystina H. Lizak
Receiver of Taxes
(585) 340-8625


School Tax Collection

The Penfield Tax Receiver Office is the collection agency for School Taxes on behalf of the Penfield CSD, Webster CSD, and a small portion of Pittsford CSD. The Tax Office also collects School Taxes for Penfield CSD students who live in the towns of Macedon and Walworth in Wayne County. 

Per New York State Real Property law, school districts levy school taxes but do not act as the collection agency.

Learn more about school budgets and school taxes: 

Penfield Central School District https://www.penfield.edu/schoolnews.cfm?subpage=2007385

Webster Central School District http://www.websterschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=960

Pittsford Central School District https://www.pittsfordschools.org/Page/918

Please direct comments and questions regarding school taxes to your school district.

About your School Tax bill

School district tax bills are mailed on last business day of August each year. 

Taxes may be paid in full or in installments. 

Full payments are due by October 1. Payments made after October 1 will accrue interest fees.

If you do not receive your bill, contact the Tax Office directly so your bill can be re-sent. If you will be out of town for an extended period of time, your tax bill can be mailed to an alternate address. Please do not rely on mail forwarding. 

If you do not receive your bill for any reason (change of address, mortgage satisfied, postal issue) you are still responsible for a timely tax payment. As of September 1, School Tax bills are always available at www.monroecounty.gov, choose the view/pay tax tab. 

Summary payment instructions

*See detailed instructions on how, when, and where to make School Tax payments on the back of your tax bill.*

When paying in full by October 1, make checks payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Receiver of Taxes. 

When a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day is considered a timely payment.

If you have a mortgage payment and your taxes are in escrow, you should receive a receipt within 30 days of the paid date.

When paying in installments, ONLY the first installment (due September 15) is payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Receiver of Taxes. Second and third installments must be payable to Monroe County Treasury and made directly to the Monroe County Treasury, PO Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614. Please direct questions to the Monroe County Treasury at (585) 753-1200.

After September 21, only full payments will be accepted by the Tax Receiver. 

If no installment payment is received by September 21, 2020, the installment option to pay will no longer be available.

Regardless of payment option, all School Taxes paid after October 31 are payable to Monroe County Treasury with additional interest.

How to pay school taxes in person
TOWN HALL TAX OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY UNVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS DESCRIBED BELOW

 There are three ways to pay school taxes in person:

  1. TOWN HALL TAX OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY UNVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS DESCRIBED BELOW At the Tax Office at the Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue. Check or cash accepted. Please bring your entire bill so we can stamp the first page, which will become your receipt and proof of payment.
  2. Place your payment in a secure payment drop box at the east entrance of the town hall. Pay by check only. Envelopes are provided on the right side of the box. Payments are removed twice daily. If your payment does not balance we will return it with a letter of explanation. A receipt will be mailed within 48 hours of your payment.
  3. Full School Tax payments may be made in person at M&T Bank’s Penfield branches only: 2201 Penfield Road, 625 Panorama Trail. Pay by check only.

How to pay school taxes by mail

School Taxes may be paid by U.S. mail. The U.S. Postal Service postmark on the payment envelope will be used to determine the date of payment and the amount of the interest or late payment charges that may be due for that payment. Tax payments delivered by the U.S. Postal Service after the due date with a postage meter mark instead of an official U.S. Postal Service postmark are not considered timely; they will be processed according to the day received by the Tax Office—not the date on the enclosed check. Payments with insufficient interest or late payment charges will be returned to you.

NOTE: Incorrect check amounts will be returned for corrections. The Tax Office may only process the exact amount due.

When paying by mail, please provide the appropriate payment stub and check the box to request a receipt. If you have access to a computer you can print your bill or receipt at www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/ or go to www.monroecounty.gov and choose the view/pay tax tab.

How to pay school taxes by credit card or electronic check

As a convenience to taxpayers, School Taxes may be paid by credit card online through Monroe County. You may pay with Visa, Master Card, or Discover. Please note there is a 3.0% service fee for credit card payments. New York State law mandates that the Town receives no portion of the fee and that the fee is retained by the payment processing vendors enabling the transaction.

You may also pay School Taxes by electronic check. To use this option go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/apps/propertyapp.php. There is a minimal fee for this process

How to pay school taxes by online bank payments

Most banks discourage the use of online banking for tax payments because they cannot guarantee payments will be delivered to the Tax Office by the due date. If you utilize online banking, you do so at your own risk—allow at least ten (10) business days in advance of the due date. Most online payments received have no U.S. Postal Service postmark and are processed according to the day received.

How to make installment payments

Payments may be made in three installments. The first is due September 15. 

ONLY the first installment is payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Receiver of Taxes, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, New York 14526.

FIRST INSTALLMENT

Sep. 1 Sept. 15

first installment due with no interest

Sep. 16 Sept. 21

first installment due with 1.0% interest

Second and third installments are payable to Monroe County Treasury and must be made directly to the Monroe County Treasury. By Mail: PO Box 14420, Rochester, New York 14614, or in person, go to 39 West Main Street, Room B-2. Please direct questions to the Monroe County Treasury at (585) 753-1200.

SECOND INSTALLMENT

Sep. 16 Oct. 15

second installment due

Oct. 16 Nov. 2

second installment due with 1.0% interest

Nov. 3 Nov. 18

second installment due with 2.0% interest

THIRD INSTALLMENT

Oct. 16 Nov. 16

third installment due

Nov. 17 Nov. 18

third installment due with 1.0% interest

*See detailed instructions on how, when, and where to make School Tax payments on the back of your tax bill.*
Back of Tax Bill

Additional information

Attention new homeowners

If you are a new homeowner you are responsible for your School Tax bill. Contact the Tax Receiver Office and let us know your status. A transfer of title can take up to ten (10) weeks, which could delay new resident information and your bill will be forwarded to the old owner, causing you a delay.

If you purchased a home from a senior citizen and you are not also a senior, you may receive a charge-back on your bill. This happens when you receive the benefit of the prior owner’s exemptions at your closing. The difference is charged back to you the following year. If this happens and you need a letter to follow up with your mortgage company, please contact our office.

Receiver of Taxes 2020 Penfield & Wayne County School Tax Collection Legal Notice

Receiver of Taxes 2020 Webster School Tax Collection Legal Notice

 

Penfield Resident taxes by School Dist.

Residents in the Penfield Central School Dist.

Penfield Schools 69% $27.30 $205,000 $5,596.50
County Taxes 24% 9.25 205,000 1,896.25
Town Taxes 7% 2.78 205,000 569.90
Sum: $8,062.65

Residents in the Webster Central School Dist.

Webster Schools 65% $22.28 $205,000 $4,567.40
County Taxes 27% 9.25 205,000 1,896.25
Town Taxes 7% 2.78 205,000 569.90
Sum: $7,033.55

Contact:

Krystina H. Lizak
Penfield Receiver of Taxes
receivertaxes@penfield.org
(585) 340-8625

Location:

First Floor
Penfield Town Hall
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield NY 14526 

Walk-up window hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM TEMPORARILY UNVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE USE ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS DESCRIBED ABOVE

November 25, 2020



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