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Town Clerk/Receiver


Debra A. Crist
Town Clerk
3311 Wende Road
Alden, New York 14004

Phone: 1-716-937-6969 ext 2
Fax: 1-716-937-9817
Email:  cristd@alden.erie.gov

First Deputy Town Clerk/Receiver
Barbara Weber

Second Deputy Town Clerk
Sarah Hinsken

Phone - 1-716-937-6969 x2
Fax - 1-716-937-9817

TAX OFFICE

General office hours during the tax season are 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

HOW TAXES CAN BE PAID

The Alden Town Clerk is responsible for the collection of the Town/County Taxes and the School Taxes for those school districts which are located within the Town of Alden and the Akron Central Schools.

Taxes can be paid by mail to the Alden Town Hall, with a personal check, bank draft or money order made out to the Alden Town Clerk. Credit card payment is not allowed. If you request a receipt, it will be issued by return mail.

If you pay your taxes in person, you can make the payment at the Alden Town Hall or you can make the payment at the Alden State Bank. If you are paying in cash, please make your payment at the Alden State Bank. To make payment at the bank, take your tax bill and payment (cash or check) to any teller during regular banking hours.

Drop box is available to the right of the front door at the Town Hall after hours.

PENALITIES

Mailed payments are accepted without penalty only if the envelope bears a United States Post Office Postal mark as payment date. In accordance with New York State Real Property Tax Law and the Erie County Tax Act there are “NO EXCEPTIONS”.

Town/County Taxes are due February 18th without penalty, after that date the following penalties are applied.

Feb. 19 - Feb. 28 = 1.5%

Mar. 01 - Mar. 17 = 3.0%

Mar. 18 - Mar. 31 = 4.5%

Apr. 01 -Apr. 15 = 6.0%

Apr. 16 – Apr. 30 = 7.5%

On May 1st, a 7.5% penalty is added to the levy, forming the base tax then due. Thereafter, interest is added to the base at the rate of 1.5% per month on the first of each month, totaling 18.78% in all, when unpaid taxes are sold in November.

School Taxes are due October 15th without penalty, after that date the following penalties are applied.

Oct. 16 – Oct. 31 = 7.5%

Nov. 1 – Dec. 1 = 9.0%

After Dec. 1 any unpaid tax and penalty are added to the County Tax Roll.

PARTIAL PAYMENT

Partial payments are accepted at the Town Clerk’s office only; any number of installments in any amount are permitted. Penalties and interest will be applied to any unpaid balance.

END OF TAX SEASON

The Town of Alden Clerk’s Office accepts payments for the Town/County taxes through June 30 and School Taxes through December 1. All payments after these dates must be forwarded to the following address:

Erie County Real Property
Director of Budget, Management & Finance
95 Franklin St. Room 100
Buffalo, New York 14202
716-858-8333

According to New York State Real Property Tax Law, property owners are responsible for all taxes, whether or not they receive a bill. If you did not receive a tax bill or if you have any questions please contact the Town Clerk's office at 716-937-6969. Thank you.