Tax Collections

Duties of the Office of Receiver of taxes

The Receiver of Taxes collects Property Taxes, School Taxes and Water & Sewer Payments.

Property tax bills are generally mailed early to mid-January. The tax bill covers a period of January 1st - December 31st. Payments can be made upon receipt of the bill thru February 28th without penalty. The penalty for March is 2%, April is 3%; and May is 4% plus a $2.00 handling fee. After May 31st, the unpaid taxes are returned to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance, 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Telephone number (845) 486-2025.

School taxes for the Arlington, Wappingers and Millbrook Central School Districts for residents within the Town
of LaGrange are also collected by this office. The school tax bills are mailed in the beginning of September. The tax bill
covers a period of July 1st of the current year thru June 30th of the following year. The due date is set by the school district.
After the said date, there is a 2% penalty added to the tax bill until the close of the collection in this office. After that time, all
unpaid school taxes are turned over to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance to be re-levied onto the following
property tax bill with a 7% penalty.

To view, print or check the payment status of Property or School Tax Bills for parcels in the Town of LaGrange please visit the website: INFOTAXONLINE.COM

Utility bills are mailed out by Environmental Consultants.  Their telephone number is (845) 486-1030. Payments are collected by the
Reciever of Tax Office. Any unpaid water or sewer bills after October 15th will be re-levied onto the following property tax bill.

Questions & Answers

  1. Can I pay my tax bill with a credit or debit card?
    The Town of Lagrange is pleased to provide the convenience and flexibility that the GovPayNet service offers. GovPayNet accepts
    major credit cards and debit cards for payment of tax or utility bills.

    There are three ways to pay:

    1)    In Person at the Tax Office.
    2)    Telephone Assist through GovPayNow (888) 604-7888
    3)    On Line, 24/7 -
           GovPayNow accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. To designate that payments are made to the
           Town of LaGrange, you will need the correct pay location code:

           Tax Payments PLC - #8889

           Utility Payments PLC - #8890


    Tax payments - 3.5% for in person or via internet. 5.0% for Telephone Assisted Payments. A flat fee of $3.95 for VISA DEBIT 
                              CARDS ONLY. All other debit cards carry the same fees as credit cards.

    Utility Payments - $1.50 per every $50.00 being charged. Telephone Assisted Payments are $1.75 per every $50.00 being
                                 charged. Same fee for credit or debit card payments.


  2. Do I have to pay my taxes in person?
    No. Payments can be mailed to the Receiver of Tax Office, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540. Personal 
    checks are accepted. Please check your check carefully for accuracy and include your phone number on your check.
    To ensure timely payment, it is advised that tax payments that are mailed on or near the due date are taken to a U.S.
    Post Office to have the Postal Clerk hand cancel the payment envelope with the current cancellation date.   

  3. Even if my tax payment is only one day late, do I have to pay the penalty?
    Yes. The law does not allow the collecting officer the authority to waive a penalty. The collecting officer is responsible
    that no discretion can be made according to New York State law.


  4. Is there a charge for checks that are returned by my bank?
    Yes, The Town Board adopted a policy to impose a charge of $20.00 for a returned check.


The Town of LaGrange Tax Office is here to serve you. We welcome any and all inquiries pertaining to collection policies as
well as general information.

Town of LaGrange, New York

Town Hall
120 Stringham Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

845-452-1830 Ext. 127-Margaret Schmitz,Rec. of Taxes
845-452-1830 Ext. 101-Joedy Kievit ,Deputy Rec. of Taxes
Fax:   845-452-2289

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