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Town and County Tax Collection

In New York State, the property tax is a local tax, raised and spent locally to finance local governments and public schools. Monroe County levies the Combined Town/County Tax Bill in the fourth quarter of each year.

The Penfield Tax Receiver Office is the billing and collection agency for the Combined Town/County Tax Bills for 14,237 parcels of land within the Town’s jurisdiction. 

Town and County Tax Distribution

Monroe County levies this tax to support education (68%), county services (24%), and town services (8%).

Therefore, the Town of Penfield controls 8% of the property tax bill and manages the funds with its annual town budget.

As an example, a property in Penfield with a valuation of $190,000 and a town tax rate of $2.78* per $1,000 of assessed property value pays $528.20 for general governmental services. ($2.78x190 = $528.20)

*the town tax rate for 2019 and 2020

Penfield Resident taxes by School Dist.

Residents in the Penfield School Dist.

Tax Entity%RateAssessed ValueTotal
Penfield Sch. Dist. 69% 26.74 $190,000 $5,080.60
Monroe County 24% 9.25 $190,000 $1,757.50
Town of Penfield 7% 2.78 $190,000 $528.20
Sum $7,366.30

Residents in the Webster School Dist.

Tax Entity%RateAssessed ValueTotal
Webster Sch. Dist. 64% 21.85 $190,000 $4,151.50
Monroe County 28% 9.25 $190,000 $1,757.50
Town of Penfield 8% 2.78 $190,000 $528.20
Sum $6,437.20

About your Town and County Tax Bill 

View the Back of your Tax Bill

Town/County Tax bills are mailed to property owners on or about December 31 for the upcoming year. 

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 January 1, Town/County Tax bills are always available at , choose the view/pay tax tab or contact the Tax Office directly.

Taxes may be paid in full or in installments.

Full payments are due by February 10 each year. Payments made after that date will accrue interest fees.

Summary payment instructions:

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

When paying in full by February 10, make checks payable to Penfield 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 date paid. 

How to make full payments 

Full payment is due by February 10 each year. Payments made after that date will accrue interest charges. Checks are payable to Penfield Receiver of Taxes through May 31. 

How to make installment payments

Installments are paid in four 25% increments beginning January 1 and ending April 30. 

Installment payments are payable to Penfield Receiver of Taxes, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, New York 14526 through May 31.

After May 31, checks are payable to the Monroe County Treasury.

 

INSTALLMENT PERIODS

INTEREST DUE

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO 

Jan. 1—Feb. 10

no interest due

Penfield Receiver of Taxes

Feb. 11—Feb. 28

second installment, 1.5% interest

Penfield Receiver of Taxes

March 1—March 31

third installment, 3.0% interest

Penfield Receiver of Taxes

April 1—April 30

fourth installment, 4.5% interest

Penfield Receiver of Taxes

May 1-10, 6% interest on any remaining balance
May 11-31, add 6.0% interest on any remaining balance plus a $2.00 notice fee

Late payments and notice fees: As of June 1, any remaining balance is collected by Monroe County Treasury ONLY

TIME PERIOD

INTEREST DUE

NOTICE FEE

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO 

June 1—June 30

add 7.5% interest

$2.00

Monroe County Treasury

July 1—July 31

add 9.0% interest 

$2.00

Monroe County Treasury

July 31 and beyond

contact Monroe County Treasury at (585)753-1200

Monroe County Treasury

How to pay Town and County Taxes in person

There are three ways to pay taxes in person:

  1. At the Tax Office at the Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, 14526. Check or cash accepted. Please bring your entire bill so we can stamp the top portion, which will become your receipt and proof of payment. 

  2. After business hours, you may place your payment in a secure payment drop box located 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 cannot be processed we will return it with a letter of explanation. A receipt will be mailed within 48 hours of your payment.

  3. Full tax payments may be made in person at M&T Bank’s Penfield Branches only: 2201 Penfield Road, 625 Panorama Trail. Only checks accepted.

How to pay Town and County taxes by mail

Town and County 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. 

When paying by mail, please provide the entire bill and check the box on the payment stub to request a receipt. At any time you can view and print your bill or receipt at  or go to  and choose the view/pay tax tab.

How to pay Town and County taxes by credit card or electronic check

As a convenience to taxpayers, Town and County 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 Town and County taxes by electronic check. To use this option go to . There is a minimal fee for this process

How to pay Town and County 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.

Additional Payment Options

The Town Receiver of Taxes can assist you with additional payment options for Town and County taxes, please call (585) 340-8625.

Additional information and resources

Supervisor’s Message

A Message from Supervisor LaFountain regarding the 2020 Combined Town & County Tax Bill

View and print your tax bill

To view and print your tax bill, go to the Monroe County website at: https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/

Town/County Tax Calculation

Elements of Combined Town/County Tax bill: 

  • Tax Levy
  • Special Districts
  • Fire District
  • Penfield Ambulance 
  • County Pure Waters District 2 (PW2) 
  • Town-wide Light District
  • Consolidated Water District
  • Penfield Drainage District
  • Sewer Debt Service

Some items on the tax bill are based on the assessed valuation of property and others are charged at a flat rate.

The Town of Penfield tax rate is calculated per $1,000 assessed property valuation. For example, with a town tax rate of $2.78, a property with an assessed valuation of $190,000 (shown on the tax bill as “Total Assessed Value”) will have a town tax of $528.20 (190,000/1,000 = 190; 190 x 2.78 = 528.20).

Monroe County levies its tax rate per $1,000 assessed valuation after the Town of Penfield’s allocation of county sales tax is applied. As an example, with a county tax rate of $8.42, a property with an assessed valuation of $190,000 (shown on the tax bill as “Total Assessed Value”) will have a county tax of $1,599.80 (190,000/1,000 = 190; 190 x 8.42 = 1,599.80). Therefore, the Combined Town/County tax for the $190,000 property is $528.20+$1,599.80=$2,128.00

Attention new homeowners

If you are a new homeowner you are responsible for your Town/County 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.

Town of Penfield Contact:

Penfield Receiver of Taxes

(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

Monroe County Treasurer

Location:

39 West Main Street

Rochester, NY 14614

(585) 753-1200

Mail:

PO Box 14420

Rochester, NY 14614

February 29, 2020



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