Property Tax Information
Village tax bills are sent out on or before June 1st with a due date of June 30th. Taxes are due by June 30th with no penalty. After that date, monthly interest will be calculated and added to late payments. In the first month, 5% will be added to the base tax and an additional l% for each month thereafter until October 31st.
Payments can be made at Village Hall 47 Main Street. Payment is accepted in the form of exact cash, check, or money order. Make checks payable to the Village of Chester. No partial payments will be accepted, one payment for full amount only.
Payments received must be postmarked by due date to avoid next level penalty charges (or next business day on weekends and Holidays).
DO NOT combine property tax payment with Village of Chester water or sewer check payments.
A $20.00 fee will be charged for all check payments returned by bank for insufficient funds.
If you have an escrow account and receive your tax bill, please forward the bill to your financial institution.
Payment will be accepted by the Village Tax Collector with penalty through November 1. After this date, payment (no personal checks) can only be made to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance in Goshen N.Y. until Nov 15. Unpaid taxes after Nov. 15 will be re-levied onto that January County & Town tax bill.
Returned Check Fee
The Village will assess a fee of $20 for all returned checks. You are required to bring in cash or money order only, in the amount of the check plus the $20 fee within 7 business days.
Address Change Form
You may submit a change to your tax bill mailing address online HERE.
The Assessment reflected on your tax bill is based on the current year’s taxable status (July 1st). If you had any adjustment to your assessment/exemption or property ownership after January 1st, changes will not be reflected on your Village tax bill until the following Village tax year.
Property owners that have their taxes included in their mortgage payment will not receive a tax bill. Escrow banks submit a listing of properties to send tax bills to them to process. If you receive your tax bill and it is included in your mortgage payment, please forward the bill to your financial institution.
To view Village Tax amount –click here-
All questions regarding Assessments or exemptions should be directed to the Town Assessor at the Town of Chester Assessor’s Office at (845) 469-7000. ext 6
Village Tax Rate History
Note: Tax rates do not take into account the interest and penalties owed on late taxes.
Tax Grievance for Village Properties
The Village of Chester is not an assessing unit. Any Tax Grievance for properties located in the Village of Chester must be submitted to Town of Chester Assessors Office, located on 1786 Kings Hwy, Chester, NY, 10918.
Grievance day is held on the fourth Tuesday in May. For more information visit the Town of Chester Website
Town and County Taxes
Tax bills are issued from the Town of Chester.
If you have any questions please contact the Town Tax Collector
Vincent A. Maniscalco
Tax Collector’s Office Hours
January: Monday – Thursday (9 am – 3 pm)
February & March: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (9 am – 3 pm)
For more information see the Town of Chester Website
Please contact the Town Assessors Office at (845) 469-7000 ext 6 for the following records or information:
- Exemptions (Veteran, Senior, STAR PROGRAM)
- Updating billing address
Chester School Taxes
Tax bills are issued from the Chester School District. If you have any questions please contact the School tax collector at 845-469-7333 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org