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Tax and Assessment

As a safety precaution due to the impending storm, all outdoor Town facilities will be closed on Tuesday, August 4 including all beaches, skate parks, the Dix Hills Pool, the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park at Elwood Park, summer camps, swim programs and the Town Boat Launch Service (for assistance removing boats from the water call Harbormaster @ 631-351-3255).
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New York State Executive Order has established a 21 day grace period after the May 31 property tax payment deadline, wherein property taxes may be paid without interest or penalty.  Tax payments made after June 1st must be remitted to the Suffolk County Comptroller, 330 Center Dr,  Riverhead NY  11901-3311.   (Seniors receiving the Aged low income exemption and/or the  Enhanced STAR exemption on their bill - not a check - may pay the Town until Friday, June 5.)  Suffolk County has asked residents with questions regarding the payment deadline to call the County's 311 hotline. 

 

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • Huntington opens  Tax Payment Drive-Through at 295 New York Ave. & Gerard St., Huntington Village (the old Chase building).   8:30am-4:30pm (Monday-Friday).  No credit card payments at this location, except Discover Card payments which can be dropped off for processing later (use form).  Discover payments may also be dropped off in the Black Box (see below). 
  • Special late Drive-Up hours on Monday, June 1st only - 8:30am -7:00pm.
  • Pay Taxes Online or by Phone - click "Pay Online" tab to the left for info.
  • Residents may utilize the Black Box outside the main entrance to Town Hall labeled "Tax Payments".   NO CASH
  • Pay through the Mail.  We accept US postmark for timeliness of payment.

 

Tax Receiver

Welcome to the Office of the Receiver of Taxes.  We recognize that it is our duty and distinct honor to serve the residents and property owners of the Town of Huntington.

As the Office of the Receiver of Taxes, we administer the collection of property taxes. We also collect the Dix Hills Water District usage payments. Please note that taxes become a lien on December 1st of each year.  The tax due dates are January 10th (for the first half) and May 31st (for the second half).

After January 10th, there is a 1% interest charge per month, added to the unpaid first half tax amount until May 31st.  

  •  January 11th  -   February 10th         1%  Interest
  •  February 11th  - March 10th             2%  Interest
  •  March 11th  -   April 10th                 3%  Interest
  •  April 11th    -   May 10th                  4%  Interest
  •  May 11th     -   May 31st                   5%  Interest

After May 31st, all taxes become delinquent and are payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller at 330 Center Drive, Riverhead, New York 11901-3311,   (631) 852-3000.

In addition to the tax amount due, a 5% Penalty is added together with Interest at the rate of 1% per month, calculated from February 1st.  Interest is calculated on the total of tax and penalty.

With regard to your tax dollars, please note that the Office of the Receiver of Taxes is not a policy making office, rather, it provides an administrative function.  We do not determine the tax rate or assessment.  It is our responsibility to collect and distribute the taxes.  Our actions are undertaken pursuant to New York State Real Property Tax Law and the Suffolk County Tax Act.

Please be aware that we collect the taxes for not just the Town of Huntington but also for the County and the school districts in the Town along with other taxing districts.  As part of the budgeting process, public hearings are held for county, school, and town budgets.  Some districts such as schools and libraries also hold annual votes to approve their budget.

Should you disagree with your assessment, you should reach out to the Assessor’s Office at 631-351-3226 or by email at AssessorInfo@HuntingtonNy.gov.

STAR, a School Tax Relief Plan.  There are two types of STAR: Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.   For more information on STAR or other exemptions, please contact the Assessor’s Office as indicated above.  You may also contact New York State Department of Taxation and Finance regarding STAR by calling 518-457-2036.

If you would like to join our email list to receive a reminder on due dates for property taxes, please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-351-3217, by email at JGuthman@HuntingtonNY.gov or by registering  above by clicking "Notify Me".

Likewise, should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of my office.  We stand ready to serve you with efficiency and professionalism.  

Tax Payment Hours:     8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)    ***DRIVE-UP WINDOW ONLY  ***          

General Office Hours:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm (Monday - Friday)      ***PHONE ONLY***

Make Checks Payable to:

                 Jillian Guthman,  Receiver of Taxes

 

 

Contact Information

Jillian Guthman, Esq.
Receiver of Taxes
100 Main Street (Room 101)
Huntington, NY 11743

Phone: (631) 351-3217
Fax: (631) 351-2874
Email:  JGuthman@HuntingtonNY.gov