Paying School Taxes

Paying School Taxes

   Look up your tax bill online

Your 2016-17 Tax Bill

Option 1 Pay Your Bill in One Payment
If you are paying your entire bill in one payment, the total is due by August 31, 2016
 Option 2 Pay Your Bill in Four Installments
  • Installment #1 Due:  August 31, 2016
  • Installment #2 Due:  October 31, 2016
  • Installment #3 Due:  January 31, 2017
  • Installment #4 Due:  May 1, 2017

Payments made after installment due date are subject to additional interest.
Installments can be pre-paid.

Please make your check payable to: 
Schenectady City School District

We offer three ways to pay your tax bill.   

  • Mail Your Payment
  • Pay Online
  • Make In-Person Payment at the Bank

Mail-In Payment

Mail payment with the appropriate installment stub before the due date to:

Schenectady City School District
Tax Processing Unit
P.O. Box 13150
Albany, NY  12212-3150

U.S. Postmark will be recorded as date of payment.

Online Payment Options

We offer two online payment options.  Fees are charged by third party processor.  Pay online here.

eCheck:  Direct withdrawal from your bank account.  There is a $4.95 transaction fee.  Additionally, payments greater than $2,499 are charged an additional 0.5%.  Please allow five business days for the payment to appear on your account.

Credit/Debit Card:  There is a 3% fee for each line item, plus a $.50 fee.

Pay In-Person

Pay your tax bill in-person during the months of August, October, January and April, at Key Bank located at 1742 Union Street.  Hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.    Please bring your bill with your payment.


If you have questions regarding your school tax bill, please contact Ann Testa at 518-881-3988 or by email.

If you have questions regarding your property assessment, exemptions or name/address changes, please contact your assessor as follows:  City of Schenectady  518-382-5075   *   Town or Rotterdam  518-355-7363

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