– Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and his Town colleagues have requested a
property tax payment deadline extension to August 1 from
Governor Cuomo and County Executive Bellone.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci stated: “On
March 26th, I requested an Executive Order from the Governor and the
County Executive that would
permit residents to pay the second half of their property taxes as late
as August 1st without any penalties. On April 10th, the Town sent a
second letter to the Suffolk County Executive with this request. We will
keep the public updated with further guidance.”
residents have inquired with the Town about a possible extension to the
property tax payment deadline. The Town of Huntington cannot
take this matter into its own hands without intervention by New York
State and Suffolk County.
March 26, 2020, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci requested, along with the
Suffolk County Supervisors Association, an extension of the tax
payment deadline from Governor Andrew Cuomo and County Executive Steve
Bellone (full language of request):
behalf of the Suffolk County Supervisors Association, I am requesting
that the Governor issue an order to assist those people who
pay their property taxes directly and not through any authorized escrow
account held by a mortgage company, lender, bank or mortgage servicing
company which are due by May 31, 2020 by allowing for a waiver of
penalties and interest for payments made by August
1, 2020. We also would like to request that the assessment role final
date of May 1 be moved to Aug 1 and Grievance day be moved from the
third Tuesday in May to the third Tuesday in August."
On April 10, 2020, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci sent a second
letter to County Executive Steve Bellone with all of his Town of
Huntington colleagues who wished to participate in the letter signing
onto it (by digital signature or typed initials) with the same request
for a deadline extension.
As of April 17, the Town of Huntington has not received an answer to its request.