School Tax Bill Information

Reminder: School taxes due by Thursday, September 30

A reminder to all Monroe-Woodbury residents that school taxes are due by Thursday, September 30, 2021. The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is now offering residents the opportunity to pay their school tax bills online. Paying online is convenient and provides residents with instant proof of payment. A quick link to the online payment service is located on the homepage of the district website. Questions may be directed to the district’s tax office at 845-460-6276. Thank you!

Notice of Tax Collection for the Towns of Monroe, Woodbury, Blooming Grove, Chester and Tuxedo

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

Methods of Payment:


  • Safe, Secure & Easy
  • Instant proof of payment
  • Convenience fee – $1.50/transaction for electronic check; 2.65% for debit/credit card with $3.00 minimum/transaction


  • Scroll down to “Monroe-Woodbury CSD”
  • At the search screen, ONLY enter your bill number; do not enter any other information.
  • Choose to pay a single installment or your balance in full.
  • You will be directed to a secure server – follow the onscreen instructions to process your payment.
    • Payment defaults to debit/credit card with a 2.65% convenience fee – $3.00 minimum.
    • To use an electronic check for only $1.50 – YOU MUST CLICK the “Pay with E-check” tab
    • Fees are charged separately and paid directly to the online payment service.
  • Please note the Installment payment option will only be available online.

2 – MAIL – This is a new mailing address. Please update any automatic payments you have set up with your bank to reflect the new address.

Monroe-Woodbury CSD

P.O. Box 71477, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1477

  • Check or money order payable to: MWCSD
  • All payments must include a phone number.
  • Payment must be postmarked by 9/30/21 to avoid penalties.


Mon.– Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monroe-Woodbury Education Center
278 Route 32, Central Valley, NY 10917

Drop box availability follows the school calendar in terms of building closings or delayed openings.


Call 845-460-6276

Additional Notes for 2021

  • There is a new address to mail you tax payments this year. Payments should be mailed to MWCSD, PO Box 71477, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1477 (see payment option 2).
  • For your convenience, we will have a drop box available for taxpayers who prefer to drop off a payment
    (see payment option 3).
  • Payments can be made by check, money order or credit card.
  • The district is no longer able to accept cash payments.
  • Make checks payable to: Monroe-Woodbury Central School District.
  • Post-dated checks will be returned immediately.
  • Please include a phone number with all payments.
  • Installment payments will only be available online
    (see payment option 1) – If you choose to pay in installments, please pay attention to amounts due and deadlines. The installment plan has very specific amounts and guidelines.

Tax Payment Schedule – 2021

Tax Payments prior to November 3

Payments using one of the above 3 payment methods through School District Tax Collector’s office:

  • No penalty is charged if payment is made on or before September 30.
  • 2 % penalty – Payments made between October 1-31
  • 3% penalty – Payments made November 1 – November 3
  • The school district cannot accept payments after November 3.

Tax Payments – November 4-15

Payments made at the Orange County Commissioner of Finance:

  • Contact the Commissioner of Finance in Goshen, NY at (845) 291-2480 for payment information.
  • 3% penalty – Payments at Orange County Commissioner of Finance until 5:00 p.m. on November 15.
  • The Orange County Commissioner of Finance will not accept payment after November 15.

Payments after November 15

After November 15 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.

Additional notes:

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.

The district participates in STAR tax reduction and has also adopted a Veterans’ Tax Exemption.

STAR Program Information

The School Tax Assessment Relief (STAR) program provides eligible homeowners in New York State with relief on their property taxes.

If you’re a STAR recipient, you receive the benefit in one of two ways:

  • The STAR credit program (open to any eligible homeowner whose income is $500,000 or less)—you receive a check in the mail from the NYS Tax Department to apply to your school taxes
  • The STAR exemption program (now closed to new applicants)—you receive a direct reduction on your school tax bill in the form of a property tax exemption

The income limit for the Basic STAR exemption is $250,000.

For more information: