Town of Wilton New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

When are my taxes due?

Taxes are due without penalty January 2-31 each year. Begining February 1st, you may pay them with penalties at the Town Hall Tax Receiver's Office until March 31st. Taxes paid on April 1st through December 31st CAN ONLY be paid at the County of Saratoga Treasurer's Office at the Municipal Center in Ballston Spa, NY 12020. You may call the County Treasurer at 518-884-4724

Can I get a duplicate receipt for any year of taxes I paid?

Yes, click the following link if you would like to print a copy of your tax bill, get a receipt or check the payment status. Select the year you want and enter only the address, such as 22 Traver (Do not type Rd, St, Ave Ln, etc):

Why aren't my taxes showing paid on the website?

Payments made at Saratoga County WILL NOT be posted on this website. Only payments made between January 2nd and March 31st and received in the Town of Wilton's Tax Receiver's office will be posted on this website.

This website is updated twice daily during tax season. If you paid your taxes in the Town of Wilton Tax Receiver's office January 2nd-March 31st and this website does not show a paid status, kindly contact our office at 518-587-1939.

Payments made at Saratoga County WILL NOT be posted on this website. Only payments made between January 2nd and March 31st and received in the Town of Wilton's Tax Receiver's office will be posted on this website.

This website is updated twice daily during tax season. If you paid your taxes in the Town of Wilton Tax Receiver's office January 2nd-March 31st and this website does not show a paid status, kindly contact our office at 518-587-1939.

Are there any other places I can pay my taxes?

Yes, during the month of January, you may pay your taxes at Saratoga National Bank during their hours of operation. Of course, you may always pay your taxes January 2nd-March 31st at the Wilton Tax Receiver's office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Can I pay my school taxes at Town Hall?

No. Please contact your school district. There are 3 school districts in the Town of Wilton: Check your tax bill to find your district.  (Click To See Full School District Information)

Can I get a duplicate copy of my tax bill/receipt?

Yes. you can use our online system if you would like to print a copy of your tax bill, get a receipt or check the payment status. Enter only the address, such as 22 Traver (Do not type Rd, St, Ave Ln, etc)

I never received my tax bill, or I received it late, do I still have to pay a penalty?

Yes, the failure to mail a statement or the failure of a property owner to receive a bill will not affect the validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law (New York State Tax Law 922). In addition, neither the receiver of Taxes nor any other official has legal authority to waive statutory penalty charges. These are fixed by the Real Property Tax Law.  If they are waived, the collecting officer would be personally responsible. As all records are audited by State examiners, there is absolutely no discretion in this matter. The Constitution and the law of the State mandate the procedure.

If I mail my payment on the due date, do I have to pay a penalty?

It depends. NYS Real Property Tax Law 925 provides as follows: "Payment of taxes by mail, when enclosed in a postpaid wrapper (envelope) properly addressed to the appropriate collecting officer and is deposited in a post office or official depository under the exclusive care and custody of the US Post Office shall, upon delivery, be deemed to have been made to such officer on the date of the US Postmark on such wrapper. The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of postmarks not made by the US Post Office. A postage meter postmark is not a postmark made by the US Post Office and, therefore, is not within in the provisions of Real Property Tax Law 925. Payments can not be deemed timely because of a postage meter postmark date on an envelope containing a tax payment (Op. New York State Comp.69-170). If taxes are not received until after the due date, they are not paid until after the due date unless they fall squarely within the provisions of section 925 of the Tax Law, and penalty must be added and collected. No Town official or employee can waive the penalty (Op. New York State Comp.68-626).

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. Credit Card payments are accepted. 

Can I prepay my taxes?

No, the warrant constitutes the mantle of authority for the collecting officer to receive the taxes. The warrant is dated January 2nd and tax collection may not begin prior to this date.

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