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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.
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.
ONLINE PAYMENTS http://egov.basgov.com/shelterisland/
*Effective December 2018, credit/debit cards will be accepted for payment ONLINE only. *Credit/debit cards will NOT be accepted at the office or by telephone.
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.
The Assessment Roll of the Town of Shelter Island, County of Suffolk for 2018 / 2019 upon which this assessment appears, will be delivered on or about the first day of December, 2018. Taxes are due December 31, 2018, first half payable until and including January 10, 2019 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, 2019. 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.
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, 2019, 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.