Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Donald Clavin is currently collecting payments for the 2018 General Tax Levy and reminds taxpayers that the February 12th deadline for payment of the first half is approaching. To facilitate payments, Clavin has extended office hours, established two satellite offices, utilizes a mobile tax office, opened drive-through payment windows and accepts online payments.
“I am committed to serving the taxpayers of Hempstead Town in every way that I can,” stated Clavin. “To that end, my office strives to accommodate our customers’ needs by providing alternate payment sites, payment options and expanded hours.”
During peak collection times, hours of operation at the main tax office located at 200 North Franklin Street in Hempstead will be extended, covering the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (February 1st , 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th). From the comfort of their car, taxpayers may pay their tax bills at the drive-through windows located behind the main tax office (follow the signs on the corner of North Franklin and Bedell Streets). The windows are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th and will accept check and money order payments. When making payments in person, please bring the entire tax bill; do not detach payment stubs from the bill.
Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum (199 Broadway, Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville) serve communities that are a distance from the Tax Office. Satellite offices will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th.
The Mobile Tax Office is scheduled to visit the following locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- February 1st - Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick
- February 2nd - Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
- February 5th - Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Ave., Oceanside (directly across from Oceanside Library)
- February 6th - Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square (taxes will be collected inside the senior center)
Tax payments may be made online via credit card or e-check by logging onto the town’s website at www.TOH.LI and following the "Receiver of Taxes” link to “Online Tax Payments”. Credit card and e-check payments can also be made by phone by calling 1-833-378-1236. Payment by credit card will incur a 2.3 % service fee, with a minimum charge of $1.50 for all credit card transactions. A flat fee of $0.90 will be charged for electronic check payments. Hempstead Town receives no portion of these service fees which are charged by eGov Strategies, the company which processes the transactions.
While on the Town of Hempstead website, taxpayers can register for e-Billing, and sign up to receive future tax bills electronically via email instead of through the U.S. Mail. Recently implemented, the e-Billing service will allow taxpayers to go “paperless” and receive their tax bills more quickly, while saving production and mailing costs associated with traditional tax bills. Visit bit.ly/tohebill to register.
“By embracing new technology, Hempstead Town is providing the highest level of service, while making government work more efficiently for our constituents,” concluded Clavin.
For event announcements and important updates, follow the Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tohreceiver). For further information, please visit the town’s website at TOH.LI/receiver-of-taxes-office or call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at (516) 538-1500.