School Tax Rates & Bills
School property tax rates are set in August for the upcoming school year. Tax rates are based on the total tax levy in the voter-approved school budget, the state-determined equalization rates, and assessment rolls for each town.
For the 2023-24 school year, the rate per $1,000 valuation for school taxes for each respective town is:
- Amsterdam — $178.208481
- Broadalbin — $22.541933
- Edinburg — $32.402167
- Galway — $15.592569
- Johnstown — $24.580342
- Mayfield — $29.701723
- Northampton — $29.010850
- Perth — $33.715477
- Providence — $18.079309
Paying School Taxes
Tax Collector: Therese Buyce (518) 954-2505 or email@example.com
School tax bills for the 2023-24 fiscal school year will be mailed out the first week of September. School taxes are billed annually. Here are the due dates for 2023:
- Payments without penalty: September 1 – September 30
- Payments with 2% penalty: October 1 – October 31
- NO PAYMENTS are accepted after October 31. Any amounts unpaid at that time will be turned over to the appropriate jurisdiction for collection.
- Fulton County Treasurer — (518) 736-5580
- Saratoga County Treasurer — (518) 884-4724
- Montgomery County Treasurer — (518) 853-8175
The district does NOT accept in-person payments. Taxes can be paid by mailing a check or paying online with a credit/debit card.
PAY BY MAIL (check or money order)
Checks should be made payable to Broadalbin-Perth School Tax Collector. Please include your tax bill stub with your payment. Payments must be postmarked no later than September 30 in order to avoid penalty.
Send your check or money order to:
Tax Processing Unit
Broadalbin-Perth Tax Collector
PO Box 14225
Albany, NY 12212-4225
PAY ONLINE (credit or debit card)
Taxes can be paid by credit/debit card (two-day processing) on the district website and payments must be made by September 30 in order to avoid penalty.
Residents whose school tax bills are paid via escrow accounts should not use this service as the amount due will be deducted from their escrow accounts during the month of September, as in years past.
Residents who choose to use the online bill pay service should note that the company that provides the service charges a one-time transaction fee of $0.50 plus 3% of the bill total for credit or debit card payments (minimum $2 fee).
Property owners can search for their accounts by last name, street address, bill number, or SBL (section, block, lot) number.
Questions regarding assessments, exemptions, or change of address should be directed to local town assessors:
- Amsterdam – (518) 842-7961
- Broadalbin – (518) 883-8628
- Edinburg – (518) 863-2034
- Galway – (518) 882-6070
- Johnstown – (518) 762-6804
- Mayfield – (518) 661-5414
- Northampton – (518) 863-4875
- Perth – (518) 843-6977
- Providence – (518) 882-6541
For questions regarding STAR Exemptions, contact the STAR Program directly at (518) 457-2036.