Tax bills are issued twice a year, once in January for the General Tax Bill, and once in October for the School Tax Bill. You can view the 2018 payment schedule on the graphic to the right:
Although school taxes are collected by the Town's Receiver of Taxes, payments are forwarded to your local school district and, if applicable, a local library district. Hempstead Town plays no role in setting the school tax rate and does not benefit from these payments. Your local board of education, which is independently elected, and over which the Town has no control, establishes your school budget. For more information about your school taxes, contact your local school district.
Payment by credit card will incur a service fee of 2.3% with a minimum of $1.50 for all cards. Payment by electronic check will incur a service fee of $0.90. The fee for personal Visa Debit transactions is $3.95. These fees are not paid to the Town of Hempstead, they are paid to eGov Strategies for processing the transaction. The Town of Hempstead does not profit from this service fee.
Please note: Only the current, open tax year can be paid. Once a tax levy is closed, payments should be made to the Nassau County Treasurer. Please contact the Nassau County Treasurer's Office to pay past taxes and open tax liens.
|Oct 1, 2018||First Half 2018-2019 School Tax due. Payable without penalty to 11/13/18.|
|Nov 13, 2018||Last day to pay First Half 2018-2019 School Tax without penalty.|
|Jan 1, 2019||First Half 2019 General Tax due. Payable without penalty until 02/11/19.|
|Feb 11, 2019||Last day to pay First Half 2019 General Tax without penalty.|
|Apr 1, 2019||Second Half 2018-2019 School Tax due. Payable without penalty to 05/10/19.|
|May 10, 2019||Last day to pay Second Half 2018-2019 School tax without penalty.|
|May 31, 2019||Last day to pay Second Half 2018-2019 School Taxes at the Receiver of Taxes Office. School Tax Levy Closed.|
|Jul 1, 2019||Second Half 2019 General Tax due. Payable without penalty to 08/12/19.|
|Aug 12, 2019||Last day to pay Second Half 2019 General tax without penalty.|
|Sep 3, 2019||Last day to pay 2019 General Taxes at the Receiver of Taxes Office. General Levy Closed.|
|Oct 1, 2019||First Half 2019-2020 School Tax due. Payable without penalty to 11/12/19.|
|Nov 12, 2019||Last day to pay First Half 2019-2020 School Tax without penalty.|
To search for your current tax bill and make an online payment, please select bill type:
The Town of Hempstead now offers taxpayers the option of having their property tax bills delivered electronically via email, instead of through the U.S. Mail. Taxpayers also have the option to continue receiving paper tax bills in addition to receiving e-Bills. To register for e-Billing you must create a user account, then associate your property with your account.