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Town of Thompson
PO Box 240, 4052 State Route 42, Monticello, New York 12701

Tax Receiver Doreen Huebner
                                   Email: taxcollector@townofthompson.com
                                   Telephone: 845-794-2500 ext. 320
                                   Tax season hours: M-F 9am-4pm, Lunch 1-2pm

The Tax Receiver collects the General Property Taxes in January.  The bills are mailed in early January.  The failure to mail a statement or the failure of a property owner to receive a statement will not affect the validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law (NYS Real Property Tax Law 922).  If you have not received a bill during the first week of January, please contact this office for a duplicate bill.  The tax bill covers the period of January 1st – December 31st.  Payments can be made upon receipt of bill through January 31st, without penalty.  If they are paid on/or after February 1st, there is a penalty, see below:
February 1%
March 2% plus $2 second notice fee
After March 31st, all unpaid parcels are turned over to Sullivan County for collection.  You may contact the County Treasurer’s Office at 845-807-0200 to inquire about the tax amount due.  You can mail your payments after April to:
Sullivan County Treasurer
100 North Street
Monticello, New York 12701
The Tax Receiver is also responsible for the collection of the Town of Thompson’s water and sewer districts’ bills that are distributed separately.  Collection is ongoing from February until September 30 annually.
Property tax information is available on the web (this site is maintained by my office until April 15th).  New owners, subdivisions, or property merges are not shown until the following year.  To access your tax bill, log into www.Taxlookup.net.  Once you reach the website, select Sullivan County and then the Town of Thompson.  You can then access the tax bill by entering owner name, section, block, lot #, tax bill number or property address.
Credit card and debit card payments also can be made on the Taxlookup site.  There is a service fee of 3% on the full tax amount.  There is a $4.95 flat fee for direct withdrawal from your checking account via ECheck.  ECheck payments over $2,499.99 will incur an additional .5% fee.
Payments may be made in person by check or cash and are accepted during the hours listed above.  Payments can also be made by mail to: Town of Thompson Tax Receiver, PO Box 240, Monticello, New York 12701.  Please reference your SBL# (Section, Block and Lot) on your check.
The property tax bill contains levies for the Town, County, Fire District and any special districts.  In addition, if school or sewer bills are unpaid, they will be re-levied on the Property Tax Bill.
The Town of Thompson Tax Office does not collect School Taxes for the School District.  School tax bills are mailed in early September.  The due date is specified on the bill.  Please contact your school tax office with any questions you may have; Monticello Central School District at 845-794-1515 or online at Monticello, Liberty Central School District at 845-439-3557 or online at Liberty and Fallsburg Central School District at 845-434-6800 or online at Fallsburg.   As of November 15th all unpaid School Tax bills are turned over to Sullivan County, and are re-levied on the following years Property Tax Bill with an additional penalty.
Change of Address:
Address changes must be made in writing with the Assessor’s Office.  You can access the form here: Change of Address Form.
Third Party Notification:
To assist our elderly and disabled residents, third party notification of tax bills is offered.  Property owners who are disabled or 65 years of age or older may designate an adult consenting third party to receive duplicate copies of tax bills and notices of unpaid taxes.  In order to receive this service, one must fill out a third party notification which is available in the Tax Office or online at Third Party Notification .

 

                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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