LaGrange-Logo

Notice of 2024 Town & County Tax Collection

 

Your 2024 Property Taxes are due on Thursday, February 29, 2024We are anticipating long lines and wait times this year, so please consider paying your taxes before the due date.

 

If you plan to pay in person, we will be open for our regular business hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm to receive your tax payment of cash or check. If paying with cash, we ask that you pay with large bills and exact change to speed up the payment process.

 

Other ways to pay:

 

By mail: Please bring your tax payment envelope to the Post Office to be postmarked by the Postmaster on/before February 29, 2024.  Please, ensure the date is legible. Tax payments arriving without a legible, official US Postal Service Postmark after February 29th, may be returned if the correct amount was not paid.

 

By E-check (ACH) for $1.75 per transaction or Credit/Debit Card for 3.15% of the amount charged, plus $0.40 processing fee.  From the Town of LaGrange website (www.lagrangeny.gov), select the Pay Tax or Utility Bill or the Pay Bill tab on the menu bar of the home screen. Select Town/County Taxes from the drop down menu, then search bill by last name & street name only. Example: James Jones lives on 123 Stringham Lane. The search criteria is “Jones” for the last name and “Stringham” for the street name. Please verify the correct bill was retrieved from the system before proceeding! Please double check your credit card or checking account number carefully before completing your payment transaction. The receipt you receive after the transaction is complete is only a transactional receipt. An official paid tax receipt will be mailed to you once the payment has cleared our bank.

 

Please note, inaccurate account numbers will result in returned payments by the bank and are subject to a returned check fee of $20.00 and possible additional penalties.

 

Personal On-line Banking not recommended: Payments made on-line, through your personal bank’s website are not recommended for tax payments as they are physical checks mailed to our office WITHOUT a U.S. Postal Postmark. The date your payment is received in our office is the date paid. Tax payments received after February 29th may be returned if the proper penalty amount is not included.

 

The Tax Office will be Closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of President’s Day.

 

Satisfied Your Mortgage?

Changed your Mailing Address?

Please notify our office.

 

Selling Your Property, have Town Water/Sewer and your Closing is Scheduled? Order your Final Meter Reading by contacting H2O Innovation at 845-486-8955 or 845-486-1030.

The Receiver of Taxes collects Property Taxes (Town, County and Fire), School Taxes and Water/Sewer Payments for the Town of LaGrange residents only. 

We are open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  

Property Taxes: 

All non-escrowed property tax bills are mailed early to mid-January. The property tax bill covers a period of January 1st – December 31st. 

Payments made on/or before February 28th/February 29th are penalty free. 

Payments due on a weekend or holiday are acceptable as timely the following business day. 

Standard Penalty Schedule:

March 1st through March 31st – 2%

April 1st through April 30th – 3%

May 1st through May 31st – 4%, plus a $2.00 Reminder Letter Processing Fee

Thereafter, the collection in this office closes with unpaid taxes turned over to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance (22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Telephone Number: 845-486-2025; email: taxfinancial@dutchnessny.gov).

School Taxes: 

We collect for Arlington, Millbrook and Wappingers Central School Districts’ Taxes for the Town of LaGrange residents only. 

All non-escrowed school tax bills are mailed early September and cover a period of July 1st of the current year through June 30th of the following year. 

Due dates vary yearly, as they are set by each school district. 

After the 30-day penalty free period, there is a 2% penalty period until the collection ends in this office. 

Thereafter, unpaid school taxes are turned over to the Dutchess County Commission of Finance (22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Telephone Number 845-486-2025, email: taxfinancial@dutchnessny.gov) for further collection until re-levied to the following property tax bill, with a 7% penalty on/or about December 1st. 

Water and Sewer:

H2O Innovation (formerly known as Environmental Consultants) prepares and mails quarterly water/sewer bills with a 30-day payment period.  

Late payments are assessed a 10% penalty.  

The Tax Office receives payments of the bill.  If paying by check, please make your check payable to the Town of LaGrange.

Billing questions should be addressed to H2O Innovation (formerly known as Environmental Consultants) at 845-486-1030 or 8955 or by emailing Billing.NYL@H2OInnovation.com.

Questions regarding payments should be addressed to the Tax Office at 845-452-1830 ext. 101 or ext. 127.

Unpaid water/sewer bills will be re-levied to the following property tax bill on/before October 15th of each year.

To Pay Taxes or Utility Bills Online, please click on the Xpress-pay it button below. Xpresspay button

For additional information, including the service fees associated with using Xpress-pay, please review “Can I Pay My Tax Bill or Utility Bill with a Credit Card or E-check (ACH)?” below.  

To view, print or check the payment status of Property or School Tax Bills for parcels within the Town of LaGrange, please visit the website: infotaxonline.com

Pursuant to the VP Branch Manager of our bank (Tompkins), we can not accept Third Party Checks as a form of payment for your School Taxes, Property Taxes and/or Water & Sewer accounts. Thank you for your understanding in this regard. 

Please take note that payments are deemed timely or late based on the postmark that appears on the payment envelope. A postmark dated the due date or earlier is acceptable as timely. An envelope received beyond the due date with no postmark or a postmark beyond the due date will result in a penalty. Not all envelopes receive postmarks. Bulk mail, such as on-line payments from banks, metered mail, and mail processed by USPS equipment that does not carry a postmark. The only way to ensure timely payments through the mail is to bring your envelope to the Post Office on time to have it hand postmarked. Please check the envelope to ensure the postmark is legible. Postal clerks often postmark over a stamp making the postmark illegible.

We do not accept postdated checks.  We are required by law to deposit all payments received within 24 hours.  Our bank will not accept a postdated check for deposit. You will be contacted by the telephone number you provided with your payment and asked to come in and correct the date of your check.  If we are unable to reach you, your postdated check will be returned to you by regular mail. 

Questions & Answers

Paying in person is not necessary.

Mail payments to the Receiver of Taxes, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540.

Checks are payable to Joedy Kievit, Receiver of Taxes.

Certified checks are not necessary.

Please include your phone number on your check.

To ensure timely payment, I advise taking payments that are mailed, on or near the due date, to a U.S. Post Office for a hand-canceled postmark (See “Important Information about Postmarks” above for more information).

No.

We are open 5 days a week (Monday through Friday, except holidays) from 8:30am to 4:00pm for cash/check payments.

The U.S. Postal Service is open 6 days a week for mailing payments. (See “Read Important Information about Postmarks” above for more information).

Lastly, pay anytime through Xpress-pay with a credit/debit card or e-check (fees apply) by clicking “Pay Bill” in the heading above or by clicking the Xpress-pay Link in the column to the right.  (See “Can I Pay My Tax Bill or Utility Bill with a Credit Card or E-Check (ACH)” below for more information).

Please note, Tax and Utility payments are prohibited from being left on the premises when the Tax Office is closed.  Failure to comply will result in having your payment returned by regular mail. 

The LaGrange Tax Office is pleased to provide 24/7, web-based, payment options through Xpress-pay.

You can access Xpress-pay from various locations on this website (Xpress-pay button above, clicking the link to the right and found on the home page). 

Xpress-pay securely accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and E-Checks (ACH).  

For your security, we no longer accept credit/debit card transactions in person or over the phone.  

The following service fees apply:  

Credit and Debit Cards – 3.15% + .40 per transaction

E-Checks (ACH) – $1.75 flat rate per transaction

Bounce Fee – $20.00 – In the event a payment is returned for any reason (insufficient funds, closed account or account not found) a bounce fee will be charged and the payment will be reversed. 

A bounce fee can be the result of an error made while entering your routing and/or account number which results in the payment not going through.

The receipt you received is a transactional receipt and not proof of payment.

The Tax Office does not have the authority to waive this fee. 

Yes, according to NYS Law, the Receiver of Taxes does not have the authority to waive a penalty. The Collecting Officer is responsible that no discretion is made in this regard.

Yes. View, print or check the payment status of the last two property tax bills or the most recent school tax bill at Infotaxonline.Com, updated daily.

Yes, you can now view and pay utility bills on line through Xpress-pay from this website.

No. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to process a combined payment that consists of a separate Water/Sewer Bill and a Tax Bill.

Please note, your Water & Sewer Bill is payable to the Town of LaGrange.

Your Tax Bill is payable to Joedy Kievit, Receiver of Taxes. 

Furthermore, if you own multiple properties in the Town of LaGrange that are located in different school districts (Arlington CSD, Millbrook CSD and/or Wappingers CSD), please do not combine these payments as well. (This only applies during the School Tax collection in the fall, not the Property Tax collection at the beginning of the year). 

Any combined payments received, as noted above, will be returned to you by regular mail. 

Joedy Kievit, Receiver of Taxes

Joedy Kievit, Receiver of Taxes

Tax Office Contact Information and important links