Property Taxes

Tax levy for the 2019-20 school year:

  • 2019-20: $16.61 (-2.30%)
  • 2018-19: $17.00 (-1.85%)
  • 2017-18: $17.32 (0.016%)
  • 2016-17: $17.29 (-1.38%)
  • 2015-16: $17.54 (-1.23%)
  • 2014-15: $17.75

2019-20

  • Clifton Park, $31.33, a 3.18% increase
  • Halfmoon, $28.99, a 2.38% decrease
  • Malta, $16.61, a 2.34% decrease
  • Waterford, $16.60, a 2.45% decrease
  • Ballston, $19.27, a 3.70% increase
  • Stillwater, $18.36, a 2.30% decrease

     

    Tax Collection Dates

    • September 3  – October 1, No penalty
    • October 2  – October 31, 2% penalty
    • No collection on or after November 1

     

    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

    Pay in Person – Check or Cash Only

    Key Bank, Northway Exit 9 branch ONLY (Rte 9 & 146) during normal business hours
    OR
    Shenendehowa District Office, 5 Chelsea Place, (Rte 9 -1/4 mile north of Rte 146) Weekdays 9AM – 2PM

    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.

    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.