Albany County, like most counties in New York State, does not accept credit card payments at this time.
I never received a tax bill. Why do I have to pay interest and penalties?
Real Property Tax Law (Section 922-3) states that the failure to mail any such statement, or failure of any such owner to receive the same shall not in any way affect the ability of taxes or interest prescribed by law with respect thereto.
Is there an installment payment option ?
In 1995 The Albany County Legislature adopted local law No. 6 providing a program for the Installment Payment of Eligible delinquent property taxes.
A Taxpayer who enters into an installment payment agreement must comply with the following requirements:
The delinquent taxes must be paid in monthly payments;
The term of the Agreement may be up to but not exceed 2 years (24 months) and ending not later than the last day of redemption;
A minimum down payment of 10% of the delinquent tax is mandatory; and
Such other terms and conditions as set forth in Albany County Local Law Section 1184.
Example: Agreement is in default if current taxes are left unpaid and are returned to the County. There is a 5% late charge on any Installment received by the County more than 15 days after due. If more than one parcel is delinquent then all parcels must be put on an agreement.
The County encourages any eligible taxpayers to consider the installment payment plan. The plan helps property owners avoid foreclosure while it helps reduce the time and effort that the County must spend to enforce tax liens.
If you think you are interested in receiving more information, please call (518) 447-7062 .
What type of proof of residency is required for a Certificate of Residency?
Proof of one (1) year New York State residency and six (6) months of Albany County residency can by shown by driver's license, rent receipts, tax returns, posted mail, etc.
Where can I find out more about STAR Property Tax Exemptions?
While the STAR property tax exemptions do not have a direct county impact and are not administered by the county, many taxpayers do inquire about the provisions and eligibility. The City or Town assessors will be able to answer questions.
The instructions, applications and general information is available online at the NYS Office of Real Property Services web site.
Who needs a certificate of residency?
Students who are or will be attending community college. The County pays a share of the cost of community college tuition for its residents.