Property Taxes

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, walk-in tax payments will NOT be accepted this year

Please use one of the following methods to make your payment.

  • Mail your school tax payment to the following address:

Shenendehowa Central Schools

PO Box 22009

Albany, NY 12201 – 2009

  • Submit payment in the drop box at the Shenendehowa District Office, 5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park during business hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. (NO CASH) 
  • Submit payment in the night drop at KeyBank (Rte 9 & 146) anytime 24/7.  (NO CASH)  KeyBank will not be allowing in-person payments at their branch location this year *After business hours you can enter the vestibule by swiping any debit card.* Taxpayers paying school taxes via the night drop at Key Bank should be aware of a temporary lack of access to this option during the week of 9/14/20. Key Bank will be working on the ADA access to the front door beginning 9/14/20. Customers will be diverted to the back entrance for access to the building. The estimated time for construction is 1 week, weather permitting. During this time, the night drop will only be available during business hours. Therefore tax payments will not be accepted at Key Bank after hours during this time period.
  • Submit payment via credit card online at https://www.shenet.org/budget-finance/property-taxes/  under the “Pay tax bill online” headline.  *Please note, there is a one-time transaction fee of $.50 and 3.5% fee paid by the taxpayer directly to the vendor.*
  • Submit cash payment by appointment only by calling (518) 881-0625.  Alternatively, you can obtain a certified or bank check and use the mail or drop box options.  

For all payment options, please include the top portion of the bill if you wish to have a receipt mailed to you.

If you have questions or need to make a cash payment please call (518) 881-0625 to schedule an appointment with our Tax Collector.

Tax levy for the 2020-21 school year:

2020-21

  • Clifton Park, $32.14, a 2.57% increase
  • Halfmoon, $28.89, a 0.34% decrease
  • Malta, $16.39, a 1.30% decrease
  • Waterford, $16.39, a 1.27% decrease
  • Ballston, $19.11, a 0.84% decrease
  • Stillwater, $19.07, a 3.86% increase

Tax Collection Dates

  • September 1  – September 30, No penalty
  • October 1  – November 2, 2% penalty
  • No collection on or after November 2

 

Look up tax bill online

Tax Bills

 

Property Tax Payments

The district provides three methods for school tax payment:

Mail in Payment – Check or Cash Only

US Postmark date determines the date of payment
Mail to:
Shenendehowa Central Schools
PO Box 22009
Albany, NY 12201-2009

Online Payment – Credit Card Only

Pay on line with Credit Card – 3% fee paid by the taxpayer directly to the vendor.

Shen does not receive a single penny from the fee assessed by the banking institution for on-line payment of school taxes. The option was added at the request of taxpayers who wanted an on-line payment option. We will continue to research other options as well.

Historical Tax Rates

Tax rates are set in August every year and bills are mailed before September 1.

2019-20

  • Clifton Park, $31.33
  • Halfmoon, $28.99
  • Malta, $16.61
  • Waterford, $16.60
  • Ballston, $19.27
  • Stillwater, $18.36

2018-19

  • Clifton Park, $30.37
  • Halfmoon, $29.69
  • Malta, $17.00
  • Waterford, $17.01
  • Ballston, $18.58
  • Stillwater, $18.78

2017-18

  • Clifton Park, $29.86
  • Halfmoon, $29.86
  • Malta, $17.32
  • Waterford, $54.47
  • Ballston, $18.58
  • Stillwater, $19.14

2016-17

  • Clifton Park – $29.81
  • Halfmoon – $29.56
  • Malta – $17.29
  • Waterford – $53.04
  • Ballston – $17.98
  • Stillwater – $19.11

2015-16

  • Clifton Park – $30.23
  • Halfmoon – $29.47
  • Malta – $17.54
  • Waterford – $50.39
  • Ballston – $18.28
  • Stillwater – $19.38

2014-15 school year

  • Clifton Park – $30.61
  • Halfmoon – $28.63
  • Malta – $17.75
  • Waterford – $47.34
  • Ballston – $18.53
  • Stillwater – $18.30

2013-14 school year

  • Clifton Park-$30.45
  • Halfmoon-$28.49
  • Malta-$17.66
  • Waterford-$47.74
  • Ballston-$17.88
  • Stillwater-$18.21

2012-13 school year

  • Clifton Park-$30.06
  • Halfmoon-$28.12
  • Malta-$17.44
  • Waterford-$49.81
  • Ballston-$17.44
  • Stillwater-$17.98

2011-12 school year

  • Clifton Park-$29.61
  • Halfmoon-$27.70
  • Malta-$17.17
  • Waterford-$49.06
  • Ballston-$17.89
  • Stillwater-$17.70

2010-11 school year

  • Clifton Park-$28.51
  • Halfmoon-$27.56
  • Malta-$16.53
  • Waterford-$48.62
  • Ballston-$18.97
  • Stillwater-$17.40

2009-10 school year

  • Clifton Park-$27.80
  • Halfmoon-$27.33
  • Malta-$16.12
  • Waterford-$49.44
  • Ballston-$18.33
  • Stillwater-$17.72

2008-09 school year

  • Clifton Park-$28.14
  • Halfmoon-$26.20
  • Malta-$15.20
  • Waterford-$46.05
  • Ballston-$17.47
  • Stillwater-$17.67

2007-08 school year

  • Clifton Park-$27.21
  • Halfmoon-$26.27
  • Malta-$19.54
  • Waterford-$45.49
  • Ballston-$17.32
  • Stillwater-$16.38

2006-07 school year

  • Clifton Park-$26.32
  • Halfmoon-$25.07
  • Malta-$18.58
  • Waterford-$42.12
  • Ballston-$15.79
  • Stillwater-$15.79

2005-06 school year

  • Clifton Park-$25.19
  • Halfmoon-$25.02
  • Malta-$18.26
  • Waterford-$45.66
  • Ballston-$20.29
  • Stillwater-$26.09

2004-05 school year

  • Clifton Park-$24.25
  • Halfmoon-$24.25
  • Malta-$19.40
  • Waterford-$43.11
  • Ballston-$19.40
  • Stillwater-$25.86

2003-04 school year

  • Clifton Park-$23.47
  • Halfmoon-$23.47
  • Malta-$20.19
  • Waterford-$42.42
  • Ballston-$20.19
  • Stillwater-$25.23

2002-03 school year

  • Clifton Park-$22.98
  • Halfmoon-$22.98
  • Malta-$21.15
  • Waterford-$41.46
  • Ballston-$23.34
  • Stillwater-$24.59

What is STAR?

There are two types of STAR programs.

  • The STAR Exemption Program is now closed to new applicants. It provides a partial property tax exemption under the program, which reduces what they would otherwise owe on their property tax bills that year. Local school districts are, in turn, reimbursed by the state for the uncollected property tax revenues.
  • The STAR Credit Program provides new applicants the same benefit in the form of a check (rather than an exemption on the tax bill). Please go to www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/default.htm for more information on the STAR Credit Program and how to register online for the STAR Credit.

There are two types of STAR available based on age and income of the homeowners:

BASIC STAR is available on a homeowner’s primary residence only and for households with an income of less than $500,000.

ENHANCED STAR is available for homeowners age 65 and older with household incomes below a specific limit that is adjusted annually based on the rate of inflation. The income limit is applied to all owners of the property and any owner’s spouse who resides at the property. Enhanced STAR is available on the homeowners’ primary residence only and requires an annual application with proof of income, typically by March 1.