Tax Collector

You can view your bill on line by clicking here.

We are now past the interest free period for tax payments. All payments postmarked or made in person or online after March 2 must include the additional interest amount shown on your tax bill. Please refer to the penalty schedule section of your bill for the proper payment amount.

Checks should be made payable to:   Tax Collector, Town of Clinton

Mail payments to:                               1215 Centre Road
                                                             Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Property tax bills will be mailed out in mid January and are due on or before March 2, 2020. Payments received after March 2, 2020 will incur the following penalties:

March 3rd         2%
April 1st            Additional 1% (total of 3%)
May 1st            Additional 1% (total of 4%)
Plus $2.00 rebilling fee
Returned checks: will incur a $40 fee which must be included with the new payment.

EXACT PAYMENT is expected. We do not accept partial payments of any kind. Underpayments must be sent back to the property owner. Payments must be received by the Tax Collector on or before May 31st of each year.  After May 31st, payments must be made directly to the county.  Please contact Dutchess County at 845-486-2025 to determine the exact amount due.  After May 31st, checks should be made payable to:

Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance (DCCOF)
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Any questions pertaining to School Taxes should be directed to your home school district.



Payments may be made in person, by mail or online.  Please note that payment must be made in full (including fees) or your payment will be returned.

If paying in person:  You may pay in person during any of the office hours listed or by appointment in the Tax Collector’s office located in the Town Hall Meeting Room, near the library door.  If you wish to receive a receipt you must bring your entire bill page with your payment.  Payments made in person must be by check or cash.  On Saturdays please enter through the library to avoid disturbing community events in the Town Hall.

If paying by mail:  Please remember to send the entire bill page back with your payment.  The top part of the bill will be stamped PAID and will be returned to you as your payment receipt.  Payments received without the top portion will not receive a receipt in the mail.  Receipts can be printed by clicking the above link.  If you mail your payment in, the envelope must be postmarked by the Post Office on or before the due date to avoid any late penalty charges.

If paying online:  Use the link above to access your tax bill.  Fees for paying online are:

Credit Card      2.45% of payment

Debit Card       $3.95

eCheck            $1.75



Whether you receive a bill or not, New York State Law states you are ultimately responsible for payment including all penalties.  Once a bill is in the penalty stage payment cannot be accepted without the penalty.




Catherine McMahon, Tax Collector

Office Location:
Town Hall Meeting Room, Office is next to the Library

Fridays 5pm - 7pm, Saturdays 11:15am - 1pm or by appointment.

Phone: 845-266-5721 ext. 141
Fax: 845-266-5748 Attn. Tax Collector

Mailing Address:
Tax Collector, Town of Clinton, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572