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Town of Babylon
200 E. Sunrise Highway
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Ph: (631) 957-3000
Fx: (631) 957-7440
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Payment of Taxes
If you have a bank or mortgage company that pays your taxes, you will receive an informational statement in February and a conditional tax receipt in July. If you are responsible for paying your own taxes, please refer to the Payment Schedule.

Pay online with our new service MuniTrax, which accepts e-check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

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Payments can still be made by calling 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) with Official Payments. At the prompt, use Jurisdiction code 4232. Transaction fees will be charged to the taxpayer based on the amount of the total charge. Please have your current 2015-2016 tax amount and item number available.

Payment Schedule 
You will receive a tax statement in mid-December with payment stubs attached. This will aid in processing your payment promptly. Contact the office if you do not receive your tax bill by December 20th. Suffolk County Tax Act states payment of taxes on a timely basis is the responsibility of the property owner even if a tax bill has not been received.

The first half tax is due on or before January 11th without penalty. Following is the schedule of penalty on first half tax only:

   Dec. 1st to Jan. 11th           -No % Penalty

Jan. 12th to Feb. 10th        - 1% Penalty

Feb. 11th to Mar. 10th      - 2% Penalty

Mar. 11th to Apr. 11th       -3% Penalty

Apr. 12th to May 10th        -4% Penalty

May 11th to May 31st        -5% penalty


June 1st      5% Penalty plus 5% Interest

 July 1st       5% Penalty plus 6% Interest

Aug. 1st      5% Penalty plus 7% Interest

Sept. 1st     5% Penalty plus 8% Interest

Oct. 1st       5% Penalty plus 9% interest

  Nov. 1st      5% Penalty plus 10% interest 

After September 1st, a $20.00 advertising charge will be added.

The second half tax is due on or before May 31st. After May 31st, all taxes are due and payable to the Suffolk County Treasurer with penalty and interest. For more information, contact the Treasurer at (631) 852-3000.

***Please note that you can make a FULL payment (1st and 2nd Half) by January 10th***

Tax Payments
Paying In Person
Please bring in the entire tax statement. Do not detach stubs. Upon payment, your bill will be receipted and returned to you.

Paying By Mail
Detach and return the appropriate stub. Your cancelled check will be your receipt unless otherwise noted. 

Note: If taxes are paid by mail, pursuant to Real Property Tax Law 925, you will avoid penalty and interest if the envelope bears proper postage and an official post office date stamp not later than the last day to pay in person. A metered postmark is not acceptable. Deposit in a local post office will not insure a postmark on that date. Check with your local postmaster prior to mailing.

Methods of Payment
Checks should be made payable to Corinne DiSomma, Receiver of Taxes. Please write your item number (located in the upper right hand corner of your bill) and your daytime telephone number on your check. Under General Municipal Law, the Town of Babylon will issue a $20 service charge for checks not honored by your bank. Bank checks and money orders are also acceptable. 

Credit Cards 
E-Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa Cards are accepted. Payments may be made online with MuniTrax. Payments can still be made with Official Payments or by calling 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829).   Fees are calculated after you enter your tax payment amount on the website. Please have your current 2015-2016 tax amount and item number available.

Partial Payments
Partial payments may be made pursuant to Suffolk County Resolution #551-2001 accepting $200 or more. Penalties will apply to any unpaid balances after the due dates. Please specify if you are making a partial payment.

S.S.I. Payments
S.S.I. recipients must file with the County Treasurer and meet the required qualifications prior to making installment payments to the Receiver of Taxes. Contact the Suffolk County Treasurer at (631) 852-2091. 


Taxes Payable to Suffolk County Treasurer
After May 31st of each year, all taxes are due and payable to the Suffolk County Treasurer. You can contact them at (631) 852-3000. In addition to the flat amount of tax, 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 flat tax and penalty. Any taxes remaining unpaid after August 31st will also be charged a tax sale advertising fee. 

                            June 1st to June 30th: 5% penalty + 5% interest 
                            July 1st to July 31st: 5% penalty + 6% interest 
                            August 1st to August 31th: 5% penalty + 7% interest 
                            September 1st to September 30th: 5% penalty + 8% interest, + $20 advertising fee 
                            October 1st to October 31st: 5% penalty + 9% interest, + $20 advertising fee 
                            November 1st to November 30th: 5% penalty +10% interest, + $20 advertising fee

If taxes have not been paid prior to the date of a tax sale, a tax lien will be sold for such unpaid taxes and accrued charges.

Third-Party Notice
If you are either 65 years of age or older or disabled and you own and occupy a one, two or three-family residence, you may designate a consenting adult third-party to receive duplicate copies of your tax bills and notices of unpaid taxes. Applications may be obtained in person from your tax collecting officer. Applications for third-party notifications must be filed with the tax collecting officer no later than the 1st of October.

Anyone who purchases improved property in Suffolk County should question if there was any tax exemption granted to the previous owner, such as a Veterans or Senior Citizen exemption. This exemption should not pass on to the new owner and the tax could change considerably when the exemption is removed from the property.

Persons eligible for a tax exemption must file the appropriate paperwork by March 1st each year in order to qualify on their next tax bill. Exemptions include STAR, Senior Citizens, Veterans, Capital Improvement, Firefighters / Ambulance Service Workers, First Time Home Buyers, and Persons with Disabilities and Limited Income.

Some of the most common exemption applications are available online. There are many other RPT exemptions available. To find out more and view the entire list, please visit the New York State's page on property tax exemptions.

For further information regarding exemptions, you must contact the Department of Assessment at (631) 957-3014 or (631) 957-3015.