School Taxes

2020-2021 School Tax Collection Information & Payment Options

(Updated 8/25/2020)

School tax collection begins September 1, 2020. We are trying to keep the 2020-2021 school tax collection as normal and as SAFE as possible here in Webster, however we realize that conditions may change during the collection period that will require us to adapt accordingly, particularly in regards to in-person payments as we strive to limit traffic in the Town Hall.

We will continue to update our website and public announcements throughout the collection period to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information.f you did not receive a tax bill in early September, or if you have any questions concerning your tax bill, please contact our office at 872-7056. If your original bill is lost or not received, you may contact the Tax Department and a bill can be emailed or sent to you. You can also access your tax bill on line at  Please Note: Under NYS Real Property law, you are responsible for your taxes whether you receive your bill or not.

Pay Online - This may be the best!

If you wish to pay with a credit card you may do so on Monroe County's website using the "View/Pay Taxes Online" via The payment portal is linked to the tax system, instructions are easy to follow, and your payment will be posted immediately. 

Please note that Monroe County is waiving the convenience fee for online payments from September 1, 2020 to November 18, 2020, so there will be NO ADDITIONAL COST TO PAY ONLINE.

Pay Full Payments at M&T Bank - 935 Hard Road

You may proceed to the drive-up with your tax bill (both pages) and a check payable to “Dorothy M. Maguire Rec. of Taxes”. Please write your phone number on your check. You will leave with a receipt. Unfortunately, the bank cannot process the installment payments.

Drop Box

We have a drop box that is available 24 hours a day to submit your payment by contactless means. Place your check/money order (NO CASH) in an envelope with your phone number. The drop box is located in the front vestibule of Town Hall-1000 Ridge Road. Please be sure to include a payment stub and your phone number to ensure proper processing. Payments received after 4:30 p.m. are considered received on the next business day.

Mail in your payment

Make your check payable to "Dorothy M. Maguire, Rec. of Taxes" and PLEASE list your account number and phone number on your check - mail payment stub and payment to:Receiver of Taxes, 1000 Ridge Road, Webster, NY 14580.

POSTMARKS: New York State Real Property Tax Laws govern tax collection. The United States Post Office Postmark date determines whether a payment is on time. Any payment postmarked on or before the due date will be considered on time. It is strongly suggested, if payment is mailed on the due date, to walk into the Post Office and have the date hand stamped by a Postal Employee.

METERED MAIL: Tax payments delivered by the U.S. Postal Service after the due date that do not contain an official U.S. Post Office Postmark but rather a “postage meter” mark are not considered timely; the received date will be used as the date of payment.

IN-Person at the Town Hall

If you come into our Town Hall during normal business hours, please be advised that the number of residents is limited.

Only four visitors will be allowed in the foyer at any given time. Stickers have been placed on the floor to help indicate where residents should stand while remaining socially distanced 6 feet apart.

If you enter the Town Hall a screening process is in place. All are requested to wear a mask and must be checked in.

When it is your turn, you will be directed to enter the Town Receiver’s Office to complete your transaction. Stickers have been placed on the floor indicating where each resident should stand and there are plexiglass partitions placed on the counter to further provide separation when paying at the counter.

At the Tax Receiver's Office counter, acceptable forms of payment for taxes include cash, personal check, certified or cashier's check, and money order.

Online Bill Pay directly through your bank

Most banks discourage the use of online banking for tax payments because they cannot guarantee your payment will be delivered to our office by the due date. If you utilize online banking, you do so at your own risk, but we advise against it. These bank payments generate a check and most times the envelopes these checks are sent in are not stamped with a US Post Mark. Often, they arrive after the due date and that is why Online Bill Pay is Not Recommended.

Did you receive your bill? When is it due?

The School tax bill is mailed on the last business day of August and full payments are due by October 1st every year; if paying by installments, the first installment must be received by September 15th every year. If the 1st installment is not paid by September 20th, the installment plan is no longer available, and the full tax amount must be paid.

Copies of bill may be obtained at follow the prompts to pay taxes...print "School Tax Bill" or call 585-872-7064

 If you do not have your bill, you may access it by clicking on the Monroe County Real Property Portal

 Instructions for downloading your bill are as follows:

  • Click "I agree" after reading disclaimer (if you wish to proceed)
  • Enter address (avoid using street, lane, road, etc.) as you type in the street, the drop down will assist you.
  • Click "Search"
  • Click "Pay Property Taxes" in the upper right corner - green tab
  • At the approximate center of this page, you will see your tax amount due
  • If you wish to print your bill, print “Combined Town and County Tax Bill” directly under the Monroe County Banner on the upper left side of the screen. Please remit payment with the payment coupon.
  • You may make a payment at this point, please note convenience fees have been waived for the 2020-2021 School Tax season when making online payments through the website.

If your mortgage is held in an escrow account, your lending institution is responsible for payment of your taxes. If you receive the tax bill, be sure to forward it to your lending institution. If there have been any changes in the status of your mortgage, such as a change in your lending institution, transfer or sale of property, you may want to check with the tax office on the status of your account and discuss where your bill should be sent.

If your taxes are held in escrow, and paid to us through your lending institution, you will be receiving a receipt which will give you information regarding your taxes under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The taxpayer information is mandated and paid for by the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR