Residents of Gates are required to pay 2 tax bills during the year. Those are your Town & County Property  taxes and School taxes.  Town & County taxes are for the period of Jan. 1st -Dec. 31st of each year.  School taxes bill are for the period of July 1st – June 30th.  See below for time frame and payment schedule.

****Please note that if a payment due date falls on a weekend or holiday, payments are accepted next business day without penalty******

Town and County Taxes (Bills are mailed and should be received by first week of January)

Bills are usually mailed out on last week of December or 1st week of January. To avoid paying interest, Full payment is due on or before February 10th.    Any payment(s) made before February 10th are interest free. We do accept postmarks if there is a question regarding the timelines of a payment.  You can pay in person by stopping by our tax office at 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 or  you can mail payment to the above address.  Please make checks payable to  Veronica Owens, Tax Receiver.

Cash, Check and Credit Card (MC, Visa, Amex and Discover) are accepted

Please see payment due dates / schedule below or read back of your bill for further information.

Full Payment schedule and interest charges (below)

Jan. 1st– Feb. 10th   No interest due
Feb. 11th-28th   1.5 % interest
Mar. 1st-31st   3 % interest
Apr.  1st-30th   4.5 % interest
May. 1st-5th   6 % interest
May. 6th-31st   6 % interest, plus $2.00 notification fee

 Installment Payments Schedule and Interest Charges

Jan. 1st– Feb. 10th       1st installment due.  During this time frame any installment(s) paid -No interest is due
Feb. 11th-28th 2nd installment due with 1.5 % interest. During this time frame, any installment(s) must be paid with 1.5% interest added.
Mar. 1st-31st 3rd installment due with 3% interest. During this time frame, any installments must be paid with 3% interest added.
Apr. 1st-30th 4th installment due with 4.5 % interest.  During this time frame, any installments or remaining balance must be paid with 4.5% interest added.
May 1st-5th 6 % interest on remaining installment(s) / balance.
May 6th-31st    6% interest on remaining installment(s) / balance plus $2.00 notice fee

See back of tax bill for additional accrued interest rates after May 31st  or  if you have any questions regarding your bill or you would like help in computing the amount due, please contact us here at the tax office.

No payment will be accepted at the town after May 31st.

After May 31st-make payments to Monroe County Treasurer:

Jun. 1st-30th   7.5 % interest, plus $2.00 notice fee
Jul. 1st-31st   9 % interest, plus $2.00 notice fee
Aug. 1st-20th   10.5 % interest, plus $2.00 notice fee, plus advertising charge
After Aug. 20th  Contact Monroe County Treasury at 753-1200 for amount due
  • By Mail: P.O. Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614
  • In Person: 39 West Main Street, Room B-2, Rochester, NY 14614
  • To Pay Online visit    ( Please note you will be charged a 3% Fee for online payment)
  • Please Call 753-1200 for amount due; Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

School Tax Payment Information (Bills are mailed and should be received by first week of September)

Towns of the first class are obligated under New York State law to receive school taxes for public school districts within their jurisdiction. Tax rates are set by the school district.

If you are making PAYMENT IN FULL, mail or deliver your payment to Veronica Owens, Tax Receiver, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Full payments must be paid on or before October 1st to avoid service fees.

Full payment made October 2 through October 31 require a 2% interest fee.

Full payments made from November 1 through November 18: Add 5%. Make checks payable to “Monroe County Treasurer”, P.O. Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614 or pay in person at  the Monroe County Clerks office at 39 West Main St., Room B-2.

Installment Payments

The 1st installment is paid to the Town Receiver and is due on or before September 15th. Installment payments must include the service fee. If you miss paying the 1st payment by September 15th there is a grace period from September 16-20: Add 1% to installment.

If you miss this window the installment option is no longer available.

The 2nd and 3rd payments only: Make check payable to “Monroe County Treasurer”. Installments are remitted to: “Monroe County Treasury”, P.O. Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614 or pay in person at the Monroe County Clerks office at 39 West Main St., Room B-2 in Rochester.

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