Town Clerk Encourages Contactless School Tax Payments

Town Clerk Encourages Contactless School Tax Payments

Town Clerk Encourages Contactless School Tax Payments

Perinton Town Clerk/Tax Receiver Jennifer A. West encourages several contactless payment options for 2020-2021 school tax bills. While Perinton Town Hall is open to the public, the Town Clerk’s Office requests taxpayers utilize a contactless payment method instead of paying in-person to ease social distancing and minimize contact between residents.  

“For everyone’s continued safety, our office requests residents make an alternative plan to paying in-person at Town Hall,” said West. “Around tax deadlines, we typically see hundreds of people per day and unusually long lines. Due to the pandemic, we cannot risk having thousands of people coming in and out of Town Hall. The top priority of the Town Clerk’s Office is to provide the best customer experience possible, and in order to accomplish that, we request taxpayers utilize one of our convenient contactless payment options.”

School tax bills will be mailed out and posted on Monroe County’s website, www.monroecounty.gov, on Monday, August 31, 2020. School tax payments can be made beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

West encourages residents to use one of the following options to pay their school tax bill.

Payment Made Via Credit Card Online (3% processing fee waived)

Residents wishing to pay by credit card may go to www.monroecounty.gov to remit their tax payment by selecting “View Taxes Online.”  *Please note the typical 3% fee for credit card payments is being waived. However, installment service charges still apply.

Check Payment Sent by Mail

Perinton residents can send a check by mail payable to Jennifer A. West, Tax Receiver, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450. A receipt will be mailed back, upon request. The payment receipt date is determined by U.S. postmark only.

Place Check in the Dropbox outside of Perinton Town Hall

Payment by check only is permitted in the secure Town Tax Dropbox located in front of Town Hall, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450. A receipt will be mailed back. Residents must adhere to all tax due dates.

M&T Bank in Perinton

Only for full payments or first installment payments made between Sept. 1 and Oct. 1. M&T Bank is located at 2 Courtney Drive, Fairport, NY 14450. The bank is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday,
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cash Payment by Appointment Only

If a resident is paying cash, an appointment must be made to pay in-person at the Town Tax Office in Perinton Town Hall located at 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, NY 14450. Appointments can be made by calling (585) 223-0770.

If a resident is paying in installments, the first payment is due to the Town Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The second and third installments must be mailed directly to: Monroe County Treasurer P.O. Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614. If paying in full, the full amount is due to the Town Clerk’s Office by Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.

Any residents who do not escrow their taxes with their mortgage company and have not received a tax bill within the first week of September should call the Town Clerk’s Office at (585) 223-0770 or visit www.monroecounty.gov to obtain a copy of the bill.

While the Perinton Town Clerk’s Office collects school taxes for Fairport and Perinton residents, the Town is not the taxing authority and does not control the school tax amount.