Receiver of Taxes

Welcome to the Guilderland Tax Office!

The Tax Office is responsible for the collection of property and school taxes for approximately 12,000 parcels. In addition, the Tax Office also collects the water bill payments on behalf of the Guilderland Water District. All powers and duties of this office, as well as collection procedures, are statutory and defined in the New York State Real Property Tax Law, except for water collection, which is defined in Town Law.

The staff and I welcome any inquires pertaining to collection policies as well as general tax information. We offer our assistance to residents, realtors, lending institutions, title companies, and other entities that may require tax information. 

For the convenience of our Town residents, we offer several methods for paying taxes. Checks, cash, credit card options and Internet transactions are all acceptable; however, please see further information under “Frequently Asked Questions” for details.

The 2016 Property Tax Collection ends Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Property Tax bills that are unpaid as of April 1, 2016 are payable to Albany County Tax and Finance only, with additional penalties and interest.

Online Payments

We have changed our online credit card vendor to

How to Navigate Site: 

  1. Visit the only payment service.
  2. Click on Albany.
  3. Click on Guilderland under School Districts. (Right hand side of your screen)
  4. Enter either your Address or Tax Map Number or Bill Number.
  5. Verify the name on bill and amount owed is for your address.
  6. Click 'Make Payment' button. 
  7. Enter credit/debit card information etc. 
  8. Click enter. 

**Please note: There is a 3% convenience fee that your card company charges plus a .50 cent fee that the third party vendor charges for site maintenance. The Town of Guilderland and the Guilderland School District does not collect any additional fees or interest for this service.**

The lockbox slot located to the left of the Town Hall front doors is no longer available for payment drop off. I apologize for any inconvenience. 

Thank you,

Lynne Buchanan, Receiver of Taxes

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Amanda Beedle Deputy Tax Receiver (518) 356-1980 ext. 1083
Lynne Buchanan Receiver of Taxes (518) 356-1980 ext. 1059