Danielle Burns, Tax Receiver
23 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Phone 631-283-0247 x223
Payment of Taxes
The annual Village taxes are due in full between June 1 and June 30 without penalty. According to Real Property Tax Law section 922, payment of taxes on a timely basis is the responsibility of the property owner even if a tax bill has not been received! The property owner will be liable for all penalties and interest on late payments. Kindly send the stub portion of the bill with your payment and be sure to include your phone number.
Most mortgages include an escrow account for payment of taxes. If a property owner satisfies a mortgage during the year, the property owner should check with the Tax Receiver to determine if the tax was paid by the bank. The bank will not necessarily forward a tax bill to the property owner after the mortgage has been satisfied. The owner will be liable for penalty and interest even if the bank did not forward a bill.
For taxes remaining unpaid after July 1, add 5% for the first month and 1% for each additional month thereafter.
Payment of tax sent in the mail can only be recorded as received effective by the date postmarked from a U.S. Post Office. A metered postmark is not acceptable! It is suggested that a taxpayer paying by mail near a deadline date send payment by registered mail or certified mail return receipt requested, or have the envelope hand stamped at the local post office window.
Third Party Notification
Taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older or disabled and who own and occupy a one, two or three family residence may designate a consenting adult third party to receive duplicate copies of tax bills and notices of unpaid taxes until further notice. Click here to download application.
Exemptions (all exemption applications must be submitted by December 31)
This exemption is limited to the primary residence and is available to honorably discharged veterans who served during a period of war. A copy of the DD-214 (discharge papers) must be included with the application. Click here to download application. For further information, contact the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency County Center Riverhead, NY 11901 631-852-1410.
Senior Citizens with Limited Income
This exemption is limited to the primary residence and is available to property owners who are 65 years of age or over and meet certain income requirements. Check with the Tax Receiver to see what the current income requirements are. Click here to download renewal application. Click here for first time applications. The application must be submitted along with proof of income (state and federal tax returns, social security benefit statement, bank interest, dividends, etc). For those Seniors who do not file an income tax return form 4506-T needs to completed and sent to the IRS for verification of non-filing. Click here to download form.
Volunteer Firefighter/Ambulance Workers
Click here to download application.
History of Tax Rates
It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify the Tax Receiver when he/she has a change of mailing address.
Grievance Day is held on the third Tuesday in February from 12:00-4:00. Grievances are heard on a first come first serve basis. Click here to download complaint form. For SCARs or Article 7s an original copy needs to be submitted.
Subsequent to the final publication of notice, the Village Treasurer shall begin a public auction of outstanding tax liens to discharge the tax, interest and other charges which may be due upon delinquent properties at the time of the sale. The sale must be completed not more than ten days after the last date of publication of notice of the sale. Check with the Tax Receiver to ascertain the date of sale. Each purchaser of a tax sale certificate must pay the amount of the bid to the Treasurer within ten days after the sale.
| Taxable Status Date
|| January 1
| Tentative Roll
|| February 1
| Final Roll
|| April 1
| Tax Roll
|| June 1
| Taxes Due
|| June 1-July 1 without penalty
| Lien Date
|| June 1
| Fiscal Year
|| June 1-May 31
| Exemption Applications
|| On or before December 31
| Grievance Day
|| 3rd Tuesday in February
| Tax Sale
|| 2nd-3rd week in March (contact Tax Receiver for date)
To ensure prompt delivery of emergency services, be sure that your official house number is visibly displayed so that it may be seen from the street.
Tax Receiver Forms:
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