Tax Information

School Tax

Education Center
278 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917
(845) 460-6276
FAX (845) 460-6089

Please see file link at the bottom of the page for the school tax deadlines.

School tax bills are mailed to taxpayers at the end of August every year.  School tax bills are also available on the website: www.infotaxonline.com.

  • Payments made through September 30 are without penalty. 
  • Payments made between October 1 - November 2 are charged a 2% penalty. 
  • Payments made November 2 - November 3 are charged a 3% penalty.

No payments can be accepted after November 3 by the school district as all unpaid taxes at that point are turned over to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance.

Taxpayers can make payments at Orange County Commissioner of Finance until 5 pm on November 16 with a 3% penalty.  Orange County Commissioner of Finance will not accept payment after November 16. 

Methods of Payment:

  1. Mail the tax bill coupon along with payment to: 
    • M-W School Tax Collector 
      PO Box 97
      Central Valley, NY 10917 
      Attn: School Tax Collector 
    • Payments must be postmarked by due date to avoid penalties.
  2. Pay in person at the Monroe-Woodbury School District Office, 278 Route 32, Central Valley, NY  10917.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
  • No credit cards are accepted at the District Office
  • Make checks payable to Monroe-Woodbury District School Tax Collector
  • Post-dated checks will be returned immediately

Please note that the tax office will be closed on September 14 (Rosh Hashanah), September 23 (Yom Kippur), October 12 (Columbus Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day).

If you believe your bank or mortgage company escrows for your taxes (your monthly mortgage amount includes a tax escrow payment) and you receive a tax bill, please forward your bill to the bank or company holding your mortgage. 

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of your responsibility for payment.  It also will not constitute cause for cancellation of any penalty if the bill becomes delinquent.  (New York State Real Property Tax Law 922)  If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact the tax collector at the number above to obtain a copy of your tax bill.

After November 3, unpaid tax bills are turned over to Orange County Commissioner of Finance.  Contact the Commissioner of Finance in Goshen, NY for payments after November 3. Their phone number is (845) 291-2480.

After November 16 unpaid school taxes are re-levied onto the taxpayer's January property tax bill along with additional penalties.  Please contact your local Town Assessor for further information regarding delinquent taxes.


New York State homeowners can reduce their school taxes through the statewide school tax relief program, STAR.   Basic STAR is available to anyone who owns and lives in his or her own home and does not exceed the $500,000 income level (new in 2011). 

Enhanced STAR is available to senior homeowners whose incomes do not exceed the statewide standard.  While rebate checks are no longer sent out by the state, homeowners continue to receive the benefits of the STAR exemptions on their school tax bills.  Call your town assessor to apply if you are not already enrolled.

  • Blooming Grove – (845) 496-5223 ext 5
  • Chester – (845) 469-7000 #6
  • Monroe – (845) 782-4459
  • Tuxedo – (845) 351-5602 or (845) 351-5657 
  • Woodbury – (845) 928-2439 (#224)

*Please note that the 2011-12 Enacted State Budget established a new cap on increases in Star savings.  Beginning with the 2011-12 school levies, increases in Star savings will be capped at 2% of the prior year savings.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who do I notify for change of address?
    Your Assessor’s Office


  • Who do I notify when I have paid off my mortgage and need to get the school tax bil?Your Assessor’s Office


  • Where do I file for STAR Exemption or other exemptions?
    Your Assessor’s Office



  • Why were my school taxes re-levied on my January Town Bill?
    All delinquent school taxes not paid by November 15 automatically get re-levied by the County onto your Town Bill with a 10% Penalty. 


  • What is a Tax Levy?
    The Tax Levy is the total amount of money that must be raised in property taxes to fund the school budget after deducting all other forms of revenue. Once the school budget is approved by the voters, revenues such as expected State Aid payments, contribution of fund balance and other miscellaneous revenues are subtracted from the budget’s total expenditures to determine the Tax Levy.


  • What is the relationship of State Aid and Tax Levy?
    An increase in the amount of State Aid a district receives will result in a lower amount of Tax Levy that must be collected for the same budgeted expenditures. Conversely, when State Aid is cut or reduced, the Tax Levy will increase to support the budgeted expenditures.


  • How is the Tax Levy shared among the different municipalities of the District?
    The Tax Levy is divided among the different municipalities based on the percentage of the Full Valuation of Assessed properties in each municipality to the total Full Valuation of properties of the District.

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