Jackie Park, Deputy Collector Mary Yeomans, & Assistant Mark Overbaugh
Tel: 518-966-5055, ext. 23
The Tax Collector is responsible for mailing and receipt of property tax related documents and payments. If you have any question about your property taxes, please feel free to contact me. If you have a question about your assessed land value or pertinent exemptions, please contact the Town of Greenville's Assessor's Department at extension 3.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who collects Town of Greenville Property taxes?
2. When are tax bills sent out?
The tax bills are issued by the Town of Greenville on or about January 1st. No information is available until the Warrant is received from Greene County, typically the last week in December. The approximately 2,400 bills are then processed and mailed to either the homeowner or mortgage institution, typically by December 31st. You can expect to receive them in early January.
3. When are the taxes due?
Taxes are due without penalty each year by January 31st, unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case the payment will be accepted (in person or via a postmark) on February 1st. Please note FAQ #4.
4. I never received my bill, or received it late; do I still have to pay the penalty?
Yes, the failure to mail a statement or the failure of a property owner to receive a statement will not affect the validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law (New York State Real Property Tax Law §922). In addition, neither the Tax Collector nor any other official has legal authority to waive statutory penalty charges. These are fixed by the Real Property Tax Law. If they are waived, the collecting officer will be personally responsible. As all records are audited by State examiners, there is absolutely no discretion in this matter. The Constitution and the law of the State mandate the procedure.
5. Do you accept payment with credit cards?
Yes. Credit Card payments will be accepted with a 2.45% processing fee, online or in the office. Payment via an ACH Direct transfer is available online at
www.egov.basgov.com/Greenville, for $1.75, or via debit card for $3.95. The processing fees are not kept by the Town of Greenville, rather they are a service charge collected by the credit card company. (Payment via cash, check or money order are accepted without service fee)
6. Can I pay my taxes in installments?
The Town of Greenville does not accept partial or installment payments at this time.
7. Can I pre-pay my taxes?
No, the warrant constitutes the function of authority for the collecting officer to receive the taxes. Therefore, the warrant must be regarded as the instrument which empowers the collecting officer to begin the collection. Collection authority cannot begin prior to the date of the warrant.
8. What if my mailing address changes?
Address changes must be made in writing. Notify either the Tax Collector or the Assessor’s Clerk by mail, email, or fax if you wish to change your mailing address. Kindly include the owner’s name, former mailing address, tax map number, and the requested new mailing address.
9. What if my mortgage is paid up?
If your tax bill is not requested by a mortgage holder, the tax bill will be mailed to you at the address on file. Please know that your property tax bill is almost always in the mail by noon on December 31st. Also, once the warrant is obtained from Greene County, the bills are loaded onto the website for viewing or paying: www.egov.basgov.com/Greenville. Please refer to FAQ #3
10. How do I apply for exemptions?
All exemptions are handled by the Assessor’s Office. Should you have any questions, please call Hope Nugent, Assessor’s Clerk at (518) 966-5055 extension 28, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Why don’t I see the STAR exemption?
The basic STAR exemption only affects your School Tax portion of your primary residence. Please contact the Assessor’s Clerk to ensure your property has the appropriate and allowable exemptions. The school tax bill is managed by the School Tax Collector and comes out each September. The Town of Greenville does not have any direct connection with the management of the School Tax Collection; we are not able to provide assistance with issues related to School Taxes. Please see FAQ #12:
12. Who collects School Taxes?
The School Tax Collector in the Greenville Central School District is Ms. Sharon Rarick; she can be reached during the months of September and October at 518-966-5070 extension 520. During the remainder of the year between November and August, please contact the District Clerk, Ms. Daphane Pearson (extension 501), for information on your school taxes or for receipts. You may also refer to their website: www.infotaxonline.com
Do not hesitate to contact me with any property tax concerns! I am here to help you. ~ Jackie Park
Taxes will be received in person at the Pioneer Town Office building, corner of Routes 32 & 81, Greenville NY 12083, or mailed to PO Box 38, Greenville, NY 12083, only until JULY 31st, at which time all unpaid taxes are returned to the County Treasurer's office.
January office hours vary:
Commencing Tuesday, January 2nd, 2019, through the month of January, official days to receive will be Monday between 3 pm – 6 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 8 am-3 pm, as well as on Saturday, January 26th, between 9 am – 11 am. The office will be closed on all legal holidays, including New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1/1/19), and Martin Luther King, Jr. day.(Monday 1/21/19)
TAXES BILLS CAN BE VIEWED AND/OR PAID ONLINE (convenience fees will apply) at www.egov.basgov.com
Payments due date
All payments by mail must be postmarked on or before the last day of the month due. Post-dated checks will not be accepted.
Returned check fee
A $15 charge will be added to the total bill for each returned check.