The City of Beacon issues and collects City and Dutchess County taxes annually.
- Tax bills are distributed at the end of January.
- The deadline to pay without penalty is March 1.
Property tax payment methods:
Online: Use the “Pay My Bills” tab on the City’s website: cityofbeacon.org
By Mail: City of Beacon, PO Box 1870, Buffalo NY 14240
In Person: City Hall: 2 drop boxes located outside of City Hall at the Court entrance. Payments are also accepted at the clerks window 8am-3:30pm Monday through Friday.
Please note: The M&T branch at 200 Main St. is not accepting payments this year.
Mailed tax payments are collected by a third party on behalf of the City until the due date.
After that, payments with any interest and penalties need to be sent to City of Beacon, One Municipal Plaza Beacon NY 12508
Partial payments are accepted only at City Hall.
School Tax Bills
School tax bills are issued in September and are due without penalty in October. The City of Beacon School District will not collect payments between November and January. The City of Beacon only collects delinquent school taxes as of January 1.
For questions about your school tax bill, please contact the Beacon City School District at 845-838-6900.
View your bill here at Infotaxonline
The Assessor’s office practices an open door policy with all City of Beacon taxpayers.
The Assessor’s responsibility is to prepare a fair and equitable assessment roll.
The physical description and value estimate for every property in the City of Beacon are available in the Assessor’s office.
The Assessor administers all real property tax exemptions.
Tax Assessment Grievance Day is held yearly at City Hall on the fourth Wednesday of May from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lower-level classroom, enter through the Building Department.
Written Complaints with respect to assessments may be filed with the Assessor any time prior to or on Grievance Day and shall be transmitted by the Assessor to the Board of Assessment Review on or before Grievance Day.
All exemption forms are due no later than March 2, 2020.
Applications available in the Assessor’s office or online at STAR (School Tax Relief) exemption forms . Please contact the Assessor’s office if you have any questions (845) 838-5025.
Informal meetings regarding assessment questions about the next year’s tax roll may take place throughout the year. If after speaking with the Assessor you still feel that your property is unfairly assessed, you may file a complaint with the Board of Assessment Review.
All RP-524 complaints must be received by the fourth Wednesday in May.
The New York State Office of Real Property Services has all the forms needed for exemptions and grievances.
- Kathy Martin, Tax Assessor