Town of Shelter Island
Shelter Island, New York
Receiver of Taxes -Annmarie Seddio
Tax Receiver- Annmarie Seddio
38 North Ferry Road-P.O. Box 1854
P: 631-749-3338   F: 631-749-0162




     OFFICE HOURS effective September 8, 2017

         Tuesday and Thursday




The tax laws in Suffolk County state that payment of taxes on a timely basis is the responsibility of the property owner even if a tax bill has not been received. The property owner will be liable for all penalties and interest on late payments.

As tax bills are sent out in December for the tax year commencing on December 1 any person who purchases property in Suffolk County during the year should determine if any taxes remain unpaid on the property and, if the taxes remain unpaid, please contact the Receiver's Office to determine the amount due.

Tax Year
Town, school, and county taxes in Suffolk County cover the period from December 1 to November 30 of the following year.
Please include the payment stub(s) with your remittance. Make checks payable to and mail payments to:

Annmarie Seddio

Receiver of Taxes
P.O. Box 1854 38 N Ferry Rd

Shelter Island, NY 11964-1854
Method of Payment
Taxes are payable by check, cash, money order in the exact amount. Checks will be accepted subject to collection for which this office assumes no responsibility.
Payments by Mail
If taxes are paid by mail, pursuant to Real Property Tax Law 925, you will avoid penalty and interest charges if the payment envelope bears proper postage and an official post office date stamp (a private meter stamp is not acceptable) dated no later than the last due date. If no date stamp is indicated on the envelope, by statute, the date received is the date paid. No cash by mail.
Return Check Charge
Taxes paid by check or other written orders are subject to collection. A charge of $20 will be added to any account where a tendered payment was by check or other written order and was returned for insufficient funds. Returned checks or orders will automatically cancel your tax payment and will not necessarily be redeposited.
First Half-Payment
The Assessment Roll of the Town of Shelter Island, County of Suffolk for 2015 / 2016 upon which this assessment appears, will be delivered on or about the first day of December, 2014. Taxes are due December 1, 2015, first half payable until and including January 10, 2016 without penalty.

Schedule of Penalty On First-Half Tax Only



December 1 through January 10

No penalty

January 11 through February 10

1% penalty

February 11 through March 10

2% penalty

March 11 through April 10

3% penalty

April 11 through May 10

4% penalty

May 11 through May 31

5% penalty


Second Half Payment
Second half is to be paid without penalty until May 31, 2015. After this date, all payments must be paid to the Suffolk County Treasurer, 330 Center Drive, Riverhead, New York 11901-3311, telephone (631) 852-3000, plus a penalty of 5% on total unpaid tax and interest at the rate of 1% per month or part thereof from February 1. A $20 tax sale advertising charge per item will be included after August 31.
Partial Payments
A partial payment of real property taxes will be accepted in accordance with Suffolk County Resolution #551-2002. However, if the full first half is not received by January 10, 2015, the appropriate penalty will be charged on the unpaid balance of the first half only.
Changes of Address 
You may mail, email or call with changes of address information.
New Owner Information

Please note, the Tax Receiver’s Office cannot make new owner name changes until the Assessor’s Office has received the deed change from Suffolk County.



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