School Taxes

If you are mailed your tax bill, please note

DCS tax bills are processed through the Capital Region BOCES, which handles the mailing of the bills. An error made by BOCES’ mailing vendor resulted in some Duanesburg residents receiving the wrong return-payment envelopes.

All DCS residents who are mailed their tax bills (i.e. those whose bills are not handled via escrow) will be receiving a letter with a correct return-payment envelope from BOCES within a few days of Sept. 11, 2019.

If you received the correct return-payment envelope and/or already paid your school taxes, please discard the new envelope.  If you received the wrong envelope and prefer not to wait for a new one from BOCES, you may address payments to: Duanesburg Central School District, Tax Processing Unit, 133 School Dr., Delanson, NY 12053.

In advance of the BOCES mailing, please share this information with those who may be affected. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Also please remember that tax payments can no longer be made in person at the DCS Central Office.

Tax bills – General information

Tax bills were mailed in early September, with payment due by Oct. 9 without penalty. After that date and until Oct. 31, a 2 percent penalty was charged.

You can access your tax bill information online at: Tax Bill Information

Tax payments can no longer be made in person at the DCS Central Office. Payments must be mailed or paid online.

Pay by mail – check or money order

Tax bills may be paid by check (payable to: Duanesburg Central School Tax Collector) or money order, by mail. Please make check or money order payable to Duanesburg Central School District Tax Collector and mail with remittance stub to:

Duanesburg Central School District
Tax Processing Unit
133 School Drive
Delanson, NY 12053

For your convenience, a pre-addressed envelope is provided with your tax bill. The U.S. Postmark determines date of payment.

Pay Online – Third-Party Provider

Tax bills may be paid online by credit card or debit card through a third-party payment service. A service fee of 3 percent of the tax bill or $2, whichever is more, is charged by the service and goes directly to the third-party service and not to DCS.

The third-party service also accepts e-checks and charges a fee of $4.95 for bills up to $2,499. For bills of $2,500 or more, a fee of $4.95 plus one-half percent of the total amount of the bill will be charged.

Pay your taxes online here:

Unpaid school tax bills

After October 31, any amounts unpaid are turned over to the appropriate jurisdiction for collection and/or enforcement based on the location of the parcels involved as follows:

County of Albany, Finance Office: (518) 477-7070
County of Montgomery, Treasurer’s Office: (518) 853-8175
County of Schenectady, Finance Office: (518) 388-4260 or 4228
County of Schoharie, Treasurer’s Office: (518) 295-8386

Local assessor information

Please contact your local assessor if you have questions about:

1. Your assessment
2. Exemptions
3. Address changes

Town of Duanesburg: (518) 895-8920, ext. 109
Town of Charleston: (518) 922-7844
Town of Knox: (518) 669-6459
Town of Wright: (518) 872-9726
Town of Princetown: (518) 357-4045, ext. 5
Town of Florida: (518) 843-3032
Town of Schoharie (518) 295-6571

If you have questions for the Duanesburg Central School District Business Office or Tax Collector, please call (518) 895-2279, ext. 238.

School tax rates

School tax rates are affected primarily by the tax levy, the total amount to be collected from all property taxpayers, and property assessments, as well as by each town’s equalization rate — a percentage level set by New York state that compares property assessment in towns to real estate market value.

School tax rates are calculated after Duanesburg Central School District receives final assessment figures from the seven towns located within the district and the final equalization rates as set by the state.

DCS receives updated tax rate information in late summer/early fall.

Learn more about STAR – the New York State School Tax Relief program

The STAR program provides credits or exemptions for eligible taxpayers.