Tax & Billing FAQ

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2017/2018 City Tax installments will be due:

First Installment: August 4, 2017

Second Installment: October 6, 2017

Third Installment: January 8, 2018

Q: I REPRESENT A TITLE OR MORTGAGE COMPANY, HOW CAN I GET PROPERTY TAX/WATER INFORMATION?

A: Anyone, including Title and Mortgage Companies, can come in to research outstanding

Water and Taxes on a property for free in the Assessment office, Room 100 in City Hall.

There is a $5.00 fee per property per year for the Tax and Water Department each to

research the Property.

No information will be provided by phone or e-mail without a processed fee. Please allow a two-three week lead time. Payments made payable to:

City of Yonkers

40 South Broadway, Room 108

Yonkers, NY 10701

Q: HOW CAN I UPDATE OWNERS INFORMATION FOR WATER ACCOUNTS?

A: New owner’s information must be submitted in writing to the Water Department directly. However, please be advised that a new owner name change WILL NOT be done unless the City Of Yonkers can verify the change of ownership via the filing of the NY State Transfer tax document. Address changes/updates, WILL be done with a copy of a driver’s license or some other form of address proof.

Please include the following:

- Name

- Property address (location)

- Mailing address (if different from property location)

- Phone Number

- Copy of Driver’s License.

This information can be faxed at 914-377-6169.

Q: HOW CAN I GET A HISTORY OF MY WATER ACCOUNT?

A: The homeowner can submit a request by fax at 914-377-6169.

Q: HOW CAN I GET A HISTORY OF MY TAX PAYMENTS?

A: The owner can call 914-377-6138/6141/6146 to get a history of tax payments.

Q: HOW CAN I GET A COPY OF MY TAX BILL?

A: You, the owner only, can call 914-377-6138/6141/6146 to request a copy any prior or current tax bills.

Q WHY MUST I PAY INTEREST ON MY TAX OR WATER BILL?

A: All delinquent Tax or Water Bills accumulate interest from the Confirmation Date, or due date for water, at a rate of 15% annual. Interest cannot be waived for any reason.

Q: WHEN IS MY CITY PROPERTY TAX BILL DUE?

A: This year’s due dates are: August 8, 2017, October 6, 2017 and January 8, 2018.

2nd payment is due October 6 (unless it falls on a holiday/weekend, then it’s the next business day)

3rd payment is due January 8 (unless it falls on a holiday/weekend, then it’s the next business day)

The County Tax payment is due sometime is March/April of each year.

Q: WHEN IS MY COUNTY TAX BILL DUE?

A: County Tax was due March 30, 2017.

Q: I TRIED TO PAY MY TAXES OR WATER BILL ON LINE AND ITS NOT WORKING?

A: Enter your account number. If your water bill is past due, you cannot pay it on line - please use problem solver to request payment amount with interest.

If your taxes are paid by a Mortgage Company or you refinanced recently please contact the Tax Office by calling 914-377-6138/6141/6146.

• Please check the Block & Lot. You must enter your account number, as listed on your bill (11 digits total). Example: 04522021000.

• If this is a current year's bill you must enter the correct year. (This Year 2018).

• If taxes are delinquent more than 1 year, you cannot pay online.

Q: I RECEIVED A TAX BILL; MY MORTGAGE COMPANY SHOULD HAVE PAID IT?

A: Please contact your bank. They must contact the Assessor's Office at 914-377-6200 to update the file.

Q: I RECEIVED A STATEMENT "THIS IS NOT A BILL"; I NO LONGER HAVE A MORTGAGE COMPANY?

A: You can use still the “this is not a bill” coupons to send in with your payment. You can also retrieve the amount due online and make a payment. Please contact Assessment Department at 914-377-6200 to discuss the information needed to update your parcel. You can also contact the Tax Office at 914-377-6138/6141/6146 to have a Bill sent to you.

Q: CAN I PAY MY TAX OR WATER BILL AT MY LOCAL BANK?

A: No, local Banks are no longer accepting tax or water payments.

Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY WATER BILL?

A: The City of Yonkers is divided in six water districts which are billed two times a year.

The first number of your account, represents the District that you will be billed.

If your account starts with the Number 1, you will be billed on January 31 and July 31. 

If your account starts with the Number 2, you will be billed on February 28 and August 31.

If your account starts with the Number 3, you will be billed on March 31 and September 30.

If your account starts with the Number 4, you will be billed on April 30 and October 31.

If your account starts with the Number 5, you will be billed on May 31 and November 30.

If your account starts with the Number 6, you will be billed on June 30 and December 31.

Q: I RECEIVED A DELINQUENT TAX/WATER NOTICE, BUT I PAID THIS BILL?

A: Please make a copy of the Front & Back of your check and any receipts and mail to:

Yonkers City Hall- Tax Office

40 South Broadway  Room 108

Yonkers, NY 10701

Q: WHAT IS THE INTEREST CHARGE ON MY OUTSTANDING TAX OR WATER BILL?

A: 15% simple interest annually is charged from the bill date for water and from the confirmation date for taxes.