Match Exact Phrase    
The Official Website of The Town of Penfield " Town of Planned Progress "

Town and County Tax Bill

Tax Receiver

Town / County Tax Bill
School Tax Bill
Tax FAQ's

Related Departments
Town Assessor Office
Supervisors Office
Town Budget

Links
Penfield School Board
Webster School Board
Monroe County Treasury
Real Property Portal

The Tax Office is NOT accepting in-person payments due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Please read payment information on this page for other payment options.   

Thank you,

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

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 14,285 parcels of land within the Town’s jurisdiction. 

Town and County Tax Distribution

Monroe County levies this tax to support education (69%), county services (24%), and town services (7%).

Therefore, the Town of Penfield controls 7% 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 $205,000 and a town tax rate of $2.78* per $1,000 of assessed property value pays $569.90 for general governmental services. ($2.78x205 = $569.90)

*the town tax rate for 2020 and 2021

Penfield Resident taxes by School Dist.

Residents in the Penfield School Dist.

Tax Entity%RateAssessed ValueTotal
Penfield Sch. Dist. 69% 27.30 $205,000 $5,596.50
Monroe County 24% 9.25 $205,000 $1,896.25
Town of Penfield 7% 2.78 $205,000 $569.90
Sum       $8,062.65

  

Residents in the Webster School Dist.

Tax Entity%RateAssessed ValueTotal
Webster Sch. Dist. 65% 22.28 $205,000 $4,567.40
Monroe County 27% 9.25 $205,000 $1,896.25
Town of Penfield 8% 2.78 $205,000 $569.90
Sum       $7,033.55

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 www.monroecounty.gov, 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 Krystina H. LIzak, Tax Receiver. Payments made after that date will accrue interest charges. Checks are payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver through May 31. 
  • 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 installment payments

  • Installments are paid in four 25% increments beginning January 1 and ending April 30. 
  • Installment payments are payable to Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver, 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

Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver

Feb. 11—Feb. 28

second installment, 1.5% interest

Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver

March 1—March 31

third installment, 3.0% interest

Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver

April 1—April 30

fourth installment, 4.5% interest

Krystina H. Lizak, Tax Receiver

  • 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

By Mail

  • To Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, NY 14526
  • Enclose payment stub
  • Mark stub if receipt is requested

Town and County 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. 

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 www.monroecounty.gov , or go directly to view/pay tax tab at https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/.

 

By Credit Card / E-check

You May Pay thru the Town of Penfield, may click the link below   
• Pay with Visa, MC, Discover and AMEX.  Please note there is a 2.45% service fee for credit card payments.  
• Pay with a Visa debit card for a flat fee cost of only $3.95, no matter the amount of the charge.
• 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.
• Pay with an E-check for a fee of only $1.75

https://www.paylocalgov.com/penfieldny/


You may go to Monroe County's website www.monroecounty.gov , direct page is https://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/
to pay your taxes with a Credit Card or Electronic Check.

*PLEASE NOTE*: There will be a $2.75 SERVICE FEE up to $100.00 AND a 2.75% FEE for any transactions greater than $100.00 charged by the bank to pay with a credit card.  To pay by E-check the FEE is $10.00.


By Drop Box 

  • Place payment in a secure payment drop box located at the east entrance of the Town Hall
  • Payment by personal check, bank check or money order ONLY
  • Payments are collected throughout the day
  • Mark stub if receipt is requested

 

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

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:

Krystina H. Lizak
Penfield Receiver of Taxes
(585) 340-8625

Location:

First Floor 

Penfield Town Hall
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield NY 14526 

Currently, there are NO walk-up window hours due to COVID-19 restrictions

Monroe County Treasurer

Location:

39 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 753-1200

Mail:
PO Box 14420
Rochester, NY 14614

January 25, 2021



www.penfield.org
webmaster

Town of Penfield
3100 Atlantic Ave, Penfield, New York, 14526 - (585) 340-8600
© 2019 Town of Penfield