Property taxes cover the billing period January 1 to December 31 and are billed and collected by the Town from parcel owners on behalf of several taxing districts including Albany County, one of five local fire districts, and the town’s own funds, including general, highway, water, sewer and ambulance funds. All taxes collected for these districts/funds are distributed subsequent to the collection period which runs January 1 to January 31. Payments made after this date are subject to late fees.
School taxes cover the billing period July 31 to June 1, and are a specific property tax billed and collected by one of three local school districts: Bethlehem Central (BCSD), Guilderland Central (GCSD), and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) to residents of the Town of Bethlehem. They are used exclusively for the benefit of the school district and the local library. This collection runs from September 1 to September 30. Payments made after this date are subject to late fees.
Visit our Tax Rates page for current rates.