PRINTABLE COPIES OF YOUR TAX BILL/RECEIPT HISTORY (IF PAYABLE TO TOWN OF GLENVILLE TAX RECEIVER) ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT: egov.basny.com/glenville
ABOUT YOUR TAXES:
Taxes are collected twice a year in the Town of Glenville. The town & county tax is mailed out the first week in January, and the school tax is sent the first week in September.
ELECTRONIC PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Payment may also be made by debit or credit card through Value Payment Systems and Business Automation Services, Inc. online at egov.basny.com/glenville.
Please note: There is a fee for this service. With a VISA® debit card there is a convenience fee of only $3.95. Taxpayers can also pay with a MasterCard®, Visa®, or Discover® credit card for a low 2.45% convenience fee.
TRADITIONAL METHODS OF PAYMENT:
Bills may be paid in person at our office at 18 Glenridge Rd., or may be mailed. If you require a receipt, be sure to bring or mail the entire bill with payment. Please make checks payable to RECEIVER OF TAXES. If you are mailing your payment, it must be postmarked by the due date.
If you are a resident of the Village of Scotia, there is an additional village tax bill due in June payable at 4 N. Ten Broeck St., Scotia – (518) 374-1071.
TOWN & COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES:
January – no penalty March – 2.5% penalty
February – 1.25% penalty April – 3.75% penalty
On May 1, unpaid taxes are sent to Schenectady County for collection. The town & county taxes cover the fiscal year of January 1 through December 31.
September – no penalty
October – 2% penalty
The school tax collection ends October 31. If taxes are unpaid at that time, they go to Schenectady County for collection until the second Tuesday in December, when they will be placed upon your January tax bill with additional penalties. The school tax bill covers a fiscal year that runs July 1 through June 30.
YOUR GLENVILLE SCHOOL BILL IS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE. IF YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL IS PAYABLE TO TOWN OF GLENVILLE TAX RECEIVER, A PRINTABLE COPY CAN BE OBTAINED AT http://egov.basny.com/glenville.
WATER RENTS – TOWN OF GLENVILLE WATER
June – no penalty July – 5% penalty
Collection ends July 31. If bill is unpaid at that time, it will be placed upon the January tax bill with additional penalties. Water rents are based on meter readings. Postcards are mailed out in March for homeowners to read their meter and mail back to the Water Department.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
2014 TOWN BUDGET AND TAX INFORMATION
What services are contained within the line items on my annual property tax bill?
“COUNTY” is exclusively the County property taxes collected based on County
operations and state and federal mandates as determined by the County Legislature.
“COUNTY-ELECTIONS” is exclusively the tax levy charged by the County for
administering federal, state and local elections as determined by the County Legislature.
“TOWN GENERAL” is a town wide fund that includes assessment of all parcels of the
Town inside and outside of the Village. Examples of services that are funded from the
General fund include the Public Safety Dispatch, Senior Center, Town Board,
Comptroller, Receiver of Taxes, Tax Assessor, etc. These are services that are provided to
taxpayers of the town who reside inside and outside of the Village.
“TOWN OUTSIDE” is a fund that includes assessment of parcels of the Town outside of
the Village. Examples of services that are funded from the Town Outside fund include the
Engineering, Parks, Town Planner, Police Department, etc. These are services that are
provided to taxpayers of the town who reside outside of the Village.
“HIGHWAY” is a fund that includes assessment of parcels of the Town outside of the
Village. These are typical town services like snow removal and road repair that are
provided to taxpayers who reside outside of the Village.
“FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS” The remainder of
the property tax bill depends upon where you reside and what services you receive. Fire
Districts include tax levies for fire protection for the district in which you reside. The Fire
Commissioners of each Fire District determine tax levies for the district. “Special
District” tax levies include water, sewer, drainage, parks, lighting, etc. The tax levy for
each of those services is determined by actual budgeted costs to maintain and operate those
The 2014 town tax bill for the average Town (outside the village) residential property
with a full market value of $180,000 will increase $7.99 from the 2013 bill. This total
includes town general, town outside, highway, and any applicable special districts.
The 2014 town tax bill for the average Village residential property with a full market
value of $122,400 will increase $6.31 from the 2013 bill.
Why are the tax amounts different for the Village and Town Outside property tax
The difference in the amount of tax paid by a Village property or a Town Outside the
Village property has to do with the services provided for these properties. A Village
property is taxed only on the Town General fund. A Town Outside the Village property is
taxed on the Town General, Town Outside and Town Highway funds as well as any
special districts (water, sewer, fire, lighting, parks, drainage) that may apply.
Where do Town revenues come from?
Town revenues are collected from several sources including: Property Tax Levy; County
Sales Tax sharing; Mortgage tax sharing; fees charged by the town for services (building
permits, water and sewer connection fees), New York State revenue sharing when and
where applicable based on a formula determined by State; Grants for special projects, etc.
How was the 2014 Town of Glenville Final Budget balanced?
The 2014 Final Budget adopted by the Glenville Town Board appropriates a total of
$16,757,458 for all funds and special districts. The budget anticipates revenue collections
of $7,662,567 (other than property tax) during the fiscal year and appropriates $933,079 of
The total amount of money to be raised by taxes in the 2014 budget is $8,161,812, which
is $115,448, or 1.4%, more than what was collected last year. The 2014 appropriation of
$933,079 in fund balance reserve across all funds and special districts is down from
$1,196,312 appropriated in the 2013 budget. If revenues collected throughout 2014 are
more than what was budgeted or expenses are less than what was budgeted, the fund
balance will increase in 2014. Similarly, if revenues are less than what was budgeted and
expenses are more than was budgeted, the fund balance would decrease in 2014.
Can I get printable copies of my tax bill from the town website?
Yes. Printable copies of your tax bill/receipt history (IF PAYABLE TO TOWN OF
GLENVILLE TAX RECEIVER) are now available at: egov.basny.com/glenville. Taxes
are collected twice a year by the Town of Glenville. The town and county tax bill is mailed
out the first week in January and the school tax bill is mailed the first week in September.
In addition, the Village of Scotia mails out property tax bills to village property owners in
June and they mail special district water and sewer bills in the spring and fall of each year.
For more information on your property tax bill, please visit the Town Municipal Center at
18 Glenridge Road, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or call (518) 688-
for more information.