You may view, print and/or pay your tax bill here. This site may also be used to view or print 2017-2021 tax receipts.
For more information on the recent changes to the STaR program, please visit the Assessment Office webpage.
Information about Waste Collection Fee Bills. Since 2021, WCF bills are now annually billed directly on the tax bills as a charge. 2019-21 WCF bills were placed on the 2021 tax bills as ordinary charges. Unpaid 2019-21 bills added to the 2022 tax bills as a relevied tax and cannot be changed for any reason. 2022 WCF bills are included on tax bills, and may be changed or adjusted if they are incorrectly placed on your bill. E-mail if you have any questions.
Notice to Taxpayers of the City of Albany
Although City Hall is open, access may be limited due to the continued pandemic. Therefore, it is still strongly recommended to contact our offices before coming to City Hall to address a parking ticket or pay a bill. Check or money order for bills such as parking tickets, property taxes, waste collection fees, hospitalization charges, fines, etc., may be sent to:
Treasurer, City Hall
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Online credit card or ACH payments for:
You may also call our office at 518-434-5036 or email any questions to Tax Bills and Address Changes or Tax Billing. Email is checked on a regular basis, as are phone messages, in the event that no one is available to answer your call.
Taxes & Payments
All taxpayers now have the option to pay property tax bills in two installments.
The first installment of ½ of the bill must be made on or before February 1 (February 8 for eligible seniors). The payment dates are usually January 31 and February 6 (for eligible seniors). Eligible seniors may pay by February 7 in 2022 because February 6 is on a Sunday.
The second installment of ½ of the bill plus interest must be paid at any point after the due date of the 1st installment. The 2nd installments, and all unpaid tax bills, are mailed out in early July. If you wish to pay your 2nd installment before July, please call our office at 518-434-5035 or check online for the current amount due. For additional information, please see the back of the tax bill, visit How To Pay Tax Bills or call the office directly at 518-434-5035.
- All property taxes are due and, if mailed, must be postmarked by the U.S. Post Office by January 31, 2022 (or February 7, 2022 for Senior exemption bills) to avoid penalties and interest. Under New York State law, penalties must be added if a payment is late under all circumstances, and municipalities have no discretion to waive the interest added for late payments.
- There is a $34 fee for all returned payments.
- The Treasurer's office now offers multiple ways for you to obtain property tax bill information. Save a trip to City Hall, view, print and/or pay your tax bill online. Payment may be made directly from a checking account for a $.50 cent fee, or by credit card for a $.25 cent fee plus 1.95% of the total payment.
You can request a copy of your Tax bill and/or receipts for payment by emailing Tax Billing or filling out this form.
Tax Bills & Receipts
Tax bills should be received by you no later than January 12 every year. Please do not call our office if you did not receive a tax bill until after January 12. You may always click on the link above to view or print your bill.
If you would like a copy of your tax bill emailed to you, please send a request to Tax Billing, and we will email you a copy of your tax bill as soon as possible.
Receipts are mailed out in late March or April in one batch. Receipts are also available online. E-receipts of all current year payments will be available online within 48 hours of posting of the payment. If you want a receipt sent by mail to you earlier, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
Under the City Charter, the Treasurer is the Chief Fiscal Officer. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, receipt, care and custody of all taxes and monies due to the City. The Treasurer is also responsible for payment of all vouchers, claims, payroll and other authorized disbursements, and oversees investment and debt management as authorized by State and local law. As Chief Fiscal Officer, the Treasurer is responsible for the preparation of the City's financial statements.