Taxes are collected twice a year in the Town of Glenville. The county & town tax is mailed out the first week in January, and the school tax is sent the first week in September.
If you are a resident of the Village of Scotia, there is an additional village tax bill due in June payable at Village Hall, 4 N. Ten Broeck St., Scotia – (518) 374-1071.
What do the line items mean on my annual county & town 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 Public Safety Dispatch, Animal Control, Senior Center, Town Board, Comptroller, Receiver of Taxes, Parks, 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 Town Police Department, Town Building Inspector, Town Planner, 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 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, neighborhood parks, lighting, etc. The levy for these districts is determined by the costs to maintain and operate each service.