Kathryn A. Sherlock
Town Clerk/ Tax Collector
(845) 355-5700 Ext. 200
80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Please note that the last day for payments for the 2020 Town & County Tax bills is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Important information regarding tax payments as well as Town Emergency phone numbers is listed below.
Our thoughts continue to be with everyone during this challenging time. Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home! We are looking forward to better days ahead for all of us. Together, we will get through this!
Tax Payment Information
The last day for payments for the 2020 Town & County Tax bills is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Payment options are as follows:
Mail payments: Must be postmarked on or before March 31st.
Town Hall Drop Off Payments: Payments may be left in a sealed, labeled envelope in the drop box located near the Front Door, between 9 am - 4pm. Town Hall is located at: 80 Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973
The Town Hall still remains CLOSED to the public due to the covid-19/coronavirus.
Town Emergency Numbers
General Town Business: 845-355-5700
Tax Collector: 845-355-5700 ext. 3
Highway Department: 845-355-5700 ext. 6
Water Emergency Only Hotline: (845) 431-6416
State Police: 845-344-5300
The Wawayanda Town Clerk’s office has announced E-ZPass is now available for sale for area residents. E-ZPass provides a savings of five percent on all Thruway tolls and is accepted in 15 states.
The E-ZPass tags are available for purchase at the Town Hall for $25.00. The tags have a $25 value and are active upon purchase, with $15 immediately available for toll usage, and the remaining $10 put to the balance once the tag is registered.
Tags are for sale during regular hours in the Wawayanda Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ITEMS AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE
Registrar of Vital Statistics:
Keeper of all birth, death and marriage records within the Town of Wawayanda, issues birth, death, marriage certificates, burial permits, as well as conducting genealogical searches.
Filing Officer for the Town: All local laws, oaths of office, affidavits of publication, resignations, petitions, annual budgets, fiscal reports, assessment rolls, bonds, and other pertinent town documents are filed in the Town Clerk's Office.
Permit Issuing Agent: Issues licenses and permits for marriages, dogs, conservation (hunting and fishing), bingo, games-of-chance licenses, handicapped parking, yard sale, fire works, peddling and soliciting.
Recording Secretary to the Town Board: The Town Clerk attends all Town Board meetings excluding Attorney/Client discussion and authors the minutes, which are retained permanently for legal and historic purposes. The official Sign Board for the Town is maintained by the Town Clerk's Office and all identified meeting dates and affidavits of publication are posted on the Board as prescribed by law.
The Town Clerk's Office also sells Zoning Maps, Zoning Books, Subdivision Books, and Town Maps.
If you have a general question or are in doubt as to which department you may need, please call the Town Clerk's Office. We are here to assist you.
2020 Tax Collector's Office Hours
January, February, March: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3;30 p.m.
You can now pay your County/Town taxes online Click Here
The Tax Office is responsible for the collection of property taxes for all parcels located within the Town of Wawayanda. All powers and duties of this office, as well as collection procedures, are statutory and defined in the New York State Real Property Tax Law.
Tax bill information is available on the web New owners, subdivisions, or property merges are not shown until the following year.
Wawayanda Tax Bill - To access your tax bill, log into http://egov.basgov.com/wawayanda/, access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.
Minisink School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, log into http://www.egov.basgov.com/MinisinkValleyCSD/, access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.
Goshen School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, http://www.egov.basgov.com/goshencentralschool/ , access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.
Middletown School Tax Bill - To access your School tax bill, http://www.egov.basgov.com/middletowncityschool/, access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.
- For all residents with a new mailing address, Please fill out this form and mail or fax it to our office. We cannot change your address without written authorization.
View our Frequently Asked Questions.
Duties of the Office of Tax Collector
The Tax Collector collects the General Property Taxes in January. The bills are mailed out the last week in December of the previous year. The tax bill covers the period of January 1st. – December 31st. Payments can be made upon receipt of bill through January 31st, without penalty. If they are paid on/after February 1st, there is a penalty, see below:
March 2% plus $2 Second Notice Fee
After March 31st, all unpaid parcels are turned over to Orange County Commissioner of Finance for collection. All questions regarding delinquent tax amounts and penalties should be addressed to the Commissioner of Finance at (845) 291-2480.
Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law 922, failure to receive a property tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of their obligation to pay taxes in full and in a timely manner. If the property taxes are not paid during the interest free period, the taxpayer is obligated to pay interest and penalties for late payments as per New York State Real Property Tax Law 924.
Payments may be made in person by check or cash and are accepted during the hours listed above. Payments can also be made by mail. All payments have to be made for the correct amount due. Cash payments made in the office have to be made with the correct amount due. Please do not send cash through the mail.
The property tax bill contains levies for the Town, County, Fire District, and any special districts. In addition, if school or sewer bills are unpaid, they will be re-levied on the Property Tax Bill.
The Town of Wawayanda Tax Office does not collect School Taxes for the 3 School Districts within our town. Minisink Valley and Goshen School Tax Bills are mailed on September 1st, Middletown School tax bills are mailed on October 1st. The due date is specified on the bill. Please contact their tax offices with any questions you may have regarding School Taxes.
Minisink Valley School Tax Collector 845-355-5127
Goshen School Tax Collector 845-615-6735
Middletown School Tax Collector 845-326-1198