Detailed parcel information can be found on Dutchess County’s Parcel/Access application which is also updated on or around May 1st, and again on or around July 1st.
Some notes on finding a specific parcel in the Assessment Rolls on Parcel/Access:
You will need to know the municipality of the parcel. It’s helpful to know the Grid Number (parcel ID). If you don’t know this information, you can search County-wide in Parcel/Access.
Open the assessment roll file and use the “Search” or “Find” feature in Acrobat. If you do not see it on your toolbar when you open the file, try right-clicking in the body of the roll. This should enable a drop-down menu.
Type the parcel ID in the search box. You can enter the whole ID, ex: 1234-12-123456-0000, or you can just enter the six-digit group, 123456, it is unique enough within the roll to find your parcel.
You can use any search criteria, like street address or owner name, but you may get a number of “false positives” if the owner name is common. You may get nothing if the name is spelled differently from what you key in.
Hit <Enter>. Be patient. These are large files, and it can take a minute for the software to find the data. The second search within the same roll file will generally be quicker. If you are looking for information on a number of parcels, you may want to organize your work by municipality.
Any page may be printed. Be sure to select “Current page” or “Current view” in the Print Range option.
Assessment roll files may be freely downloaded.
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: beaconny.gov .
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
The Beacon City School District issues School tax bills in September and are due without penalty in October. The 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 1, 2024.
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.
- Kathy Martin, Tax Assessor
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM