Receiver of Taxes
Town of Smithtown Tax Collection Operation 2021
Beginning on Monday, May 3rd through June 1st, residents wishing to pay their taxes in person can do so safely between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30 PM. Checks, cash payments and credit cards may be accepted in person. You may also use the Tax Receiver's drop box, located at the side entrance of Town Hall.
If you require a receipt please include your entire bill with payment. Credit card & eChecks payments can also be paid online or via phone.
Residents are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing guidelines inside all Town Buildings.
By Phone: Credit card payments & eChecks can also be made by using the automated telephone system at 1-877-690-3729; Jurisdiction code #4227.
Tax Receiver Collection Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Tax Receivers Office is located at Town Hall, at 99 West Main Street, in the hamlet of Smithtown.
The Tax Receiver’s secure drop box is located at the rear entrance of Town Hall.
For questions regarding property taxes, please contact the Tax Receiver’s Office at (631) 360-7610.
Responsibilities & Services
The Office of the Tax Receiver is not a policy making office. We do not determine tax rates. We are responsible for collecting all real property taxes levied by the town, county, and school districts.
The tax year begins on December 1 and ends on November 30 of the following year. Tax bills are distributed ONCE a year around mid-December. They can be paid in total or in two installments.
- 1st half: payable by January 11 without penalty
- 2nd half: payable by June 1st without penalty
NOTE: THERE ARE NO GRACE PERIODS FOR THESE DEADLINES.
Methods of Payment
Internet based Payment System: For your convenience, you may now pay your taxes by credit card, or by e-check via our website. All major credit cards are accepted.
Telephone payments: payments can be made by calling 877-690-3729 and entering Jurisdiction Code:4227
A service fee is charged to the taxpayer for all internet or phone based services.
By Mail: If you wish a receipt when paying by mail, you must include your entire current tax bill. If you do not send the entire bill your cancelled check will serve as your receipt. Please put your district, section, block, and lot numbers on your check to identify your parcel.
In Person: Bring the entire current bill to the Tax Receiver's Office at Town Hall. We accept checks (made payable to Deanna Varricchio, Receiver of Taxes) money orders, or cash. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are asking that all credit card payments be made online.
Partial Payments: A minimum payment of $200 may be made. Penalties will only be imposed on the remaining balance after the due date.
- Note: After the annual deadline, all taxes are payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller who can be contacted at (631) 852-3000. We cannot accept any payments at this office that are postmarked after May 31. The county charges a penalty of 5% and also interest of 5% from June 1 (increasing 1% each month thereafter) if taxes remain delinquent.