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Receiver of Taxes

Welcome to the Rotterdam Tax Office! The Tax Office is responsible for the collection of property and school taxes for approximately 13,000 parcels. In addition, the Tax Office also collects the water bill payments. All powers and duties of this office, as well as collection procedures, are statutory and defined in the New York State Real Property Tax Law, except for water collection, which is defined in Town Law. The staff and I welcome any inquires pertaining to collection policies as well as general tax information. We offer our assistance to residents, realtors, lending institutions, title companies, and other entities that may require tax information. Taxes are collected twice a year in the Town of Rotterdam. The town and county tax bills are mailed out the first week in January, and the school tax bills are sent the first week in September. Water bills are mailed the first week in June.

Contact: Diane J. Martin, Receiver of Taxes
Phone: (518) 355-7575 ext.392
Fax: (518) 356-0601


Diane Martin, Receiver of Taxes                                518 355-7575 ext. 348/392

Kristen Foley, Deputy Receiver of Taxes                    518 355-7575 ext. 316/392

Deb Dalton, 2nd Deputy Receiver of Taxes               518 355-7575 ext. 315/392

Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For the convenience of our residents the Receiver of Taxes has its own drop box located on the wall to the left of the doors on the Sunrise Blvd. entrance.

When paying with a check, please include a phone number.

When sending through the U.S. Mail, please address your envelope to Receiver of Tax Office.

Pay Property Tax, School Tax, Water Bill Online (All returned payments are subject to a $20.00 fee.)

To view your tax/ payment history  (if payable to Town of Rotterdam Receiver of Taxes)                         

See download below "View your Taxes" for instructions on navigating.

*NOTE: To access this site, the general public can do so by entering the website address Once on the site, the user would then be required to login with the user name "public@rotterdam" and "public" as the password.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT:  Checks, money orders, credit card options and Internet transactions.

*NOTE: There is a 2.85% convenience fee plus a .40 cent fee that the third party vendor charges for site maintenance.

** Receiver of Taxes, Diane Martin and Retired Schenectady County Clerk, John Woodward are able to officiate at weddings performed within the Town of Rotterdam**

Posted Document Name File Name
02/08/2024 Tax Collection FAQ's Tax Collection FAQ's
03/16/2022 Escrow FAQ's Escrow FAQ's
03/15/2022 View Your Taxes View Your Taxes
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