Tax Receiver

Welcome to the Guilderland Tax Office!

The Tax Office collects property and school taxes for approximately 12,500 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 and 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 inquiries about collection policies and general tax information. We assist 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 tax and water bills. Check, cash, credit card options, and online payments are all acceptable; however, please see further information under "Frequently Asked Questions" for details.

Tax Bill & Water Bill Payments


  • Checks MUST have a correct date (postdated checks will be returned).
  • The numerical and written amounts must be the same. 
  • Checks must be signed (unsigned checks will be returned)

By Mail

  • You can mail your payment using the return envelope enclosed with your bill.

Drop Box

  • You can place your payment in an envelope in the large mailbox to the left of the main entrance to Town Hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The Dropbox is emptied by Tax Office personnel only, and tax receipts are mailed within 72 hours of payment processing.


You can make your payment on the Online Payments page.

  • Electronic Check Fee: $2.00
  • Credit Card Processing Fee: 2.50% per total amount due ($1.80 minimum charge)
  • Debit Card Processing Fee: $4 (flat fee - no minimum)

These fees are third-party processing fees; the Town of Guilderland does not collect these fees.


Payments are accepted Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Wednesday, 9 am to 6 pm (September and January only). Cash will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m.

Special Note

If you live in the Town of Bethlehem, Knox. or New Scotland but your child attends the Guilderland Central School District (GCSD), please proceed to the GCSD - Tax Rates page.

Thank you, 

Lynne Buchanan, 

Receiver of Taxes

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