Treasurer (Tax)

You may view, print and/or pay your tax bill here. This site may also be used to view or print 2017-2020 tax receipts.
For more information on the recent changes to the STaR program, please visit the Assessment Office webpage.
For Information about the 2019 Waste Collection Fee Bills, please click here.
To pay your Waste Collection Fee Bill online, please click here.
You can request a change to your billing address by emailing

Updated March 27, 2020
Due to the national health emergency, City Hall, including the Parking Violations Bureau, is temporarily closed to the public, and thus we are unable to accept any cash transactions. 

However, the office is still operating with limited hours to serve our customers. 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, Room 109, 
Albany, NY 12207

Online credit card or ACH payments for property taxes and certain other bills may be made here , and for parking tickets may be made here. You may also call our office at 518-434-5036 or e-mail any questions to or E-mail is checked on a regular basis, as are phone messages, in the event that no one is available to answer your call. 

Important Notice:
New Option to Pay Property Tax Bills


The first installment of ½ of the bill must be made on or before January 31st (February 6th for eligible seniors). The second installment can be made at any time during the year. 

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.

Tax bills should be received by you no later than Wednesday, January 8, 2019.  Please do not call our office if you did not receive a tax bill until after January 9, 2019.  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, and we will e-mail you a copy of your tax bill ASAP.

THE BEST AND EASIEST WAY TO PAY YOUR TAX BILL IS ONLINE by credit card or from your checking account.  

ONLINE PAYMENT FROM YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT IS BY FAR THE EASIEST METHOD TO MAKE PAYMENT ($0.50 fee applies). Make online payment here. You may also pay with a credit card for a 25 cent fee and a 1.95% charge.

RECEIPTS are mailed on a regular basis to those who have requested them by mail, by returning their entire tax bill with payment. RECEIPTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE. E-receipts of all 2020 payments will be available online within 48 hours of posting of the payment. All 2020 receipts have been mailed as of 3/27/20.

2019 City of Albany Tax Roll Totals (Used for 2020 property tax bills)

Payments can be made at:
Treasurer’s Office
City Hall, Room 109
24 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207

  • All property taxes are due and, if mailed, must be postmarked by the US Post Office by January 31st (February 6th 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 $34.00 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 change to your billing address by emailing
You can request a copy of your Tax bill and/or receipts for payment by using
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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. 

In addition, the City Treasurer supervises Albany’s Parking Violations Bureau

Contact Information

Honorable Darius Shahinfar
City Treasurer
City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 109
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5036
Fax: (518) 434-5041

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