Delinquent Tax Payment
The Tax Records department of the Treasurer's Office maintains all records of, and collects payments on delinquent Nassau County Property Taxes. For the Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, this includes both the full General Taxes and School Taxes. The City of Glen Cove handles their own School Tax delinquencies, so only delinquent General Taxes are paid with the Treasurer. General and School delinquent taxes are also collected for the City of Long Beach, however only the County Portion of the General Tax.
General Taxes become delinquent after the last day of February (1st half) and the last day of August (2nd half); School Taxes become delinquent after the last day of November (1st half) and the last day of May (2nd half). There are no exceptions to this rule unless the last day falls on a holiday or weekend, in that case the last day will be the following business day. The General Taxes are collected by the Treasurer starting September 1st, and the School Taxes are collected by the Treasurer starting June 1st. At the end of each year the Treasurer holds a public auction to sell all unpaid delinquent taxes in the form of Tax Liens at Tax Lien Sale.
In June 2015, the Treasurer’s Office will have the 2014/15 school tax roll from the Town of Hempstead, Town of North Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay. Dellinquent school tax payments will be accepted at the Nassau County Treasurer’s office after June 2015. In September 2015, the Treasurer’s Office will have the 2015 general tax rolls from the Town of Hempstead, Town of North Hempstead, Town of Oyster Bay, City of Glen Cove and City of Long Beach,.and delinquent general tax payments will be accepted at the Nassau County Treasurer’s office after September 2015.
Delinquent taxes can be paid either in person or via postal mail. Delinquent tax payments can also be made with a credit card beginning in July 2015. Credit card payments will be accepted through January 29, 2016. ACH/electronic check payments are also accepted but will be discontinued on October 31, 2015. After October 31, 2015, delinquent taxes can only be paid by credit card (up till January 29, 2016), certified check, bank check or cash. Tax Liens cannot be paid with a credit card. To pay by maill, all payments must be sent to the NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER, 1 WEST STREET – FIRST FLOOR, MINEOLA, NY 11501. Make all checks payable to the Nassau County Treasurer (certified check or cash only when paying a tax lien or if paying delinquent taxes during the months of November through May). To pay in person, please come to the above address where you can per by regular check up to October 31, 2015, certified check or cash. The Treasurer’s Office uses the post mark date to determine the calculation of the penalties, fees and interest charges on the parcel.
In order for the delinquent tax NOT to be sold at our Annual Lien Sale, payments MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016.
The Treasurer’s Office will be closed for business on Friday, February 12, 2016 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day.If you have any further questions, please call (516) 571-2090 ext. 1-3715.