School Tax Bill Information

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:

  • Mail the tax bill coupon along with payment to:

    • M-W School Tax Collector
      PO Box 97
      Central Valley, NY 10917
      Attn: School Tax Collector
    • Payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid penalties
  • Pay in person at the Monroe-Woodbury School District Office

    • 278 Route 32
      Central Valley, NY  10917
      Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m..
  • Pay online

  • Notes:

    • Make checks payable to Monroe-Woodbury District School Tax Collector
    • Post-dated checks will be returned immediately
    • Please include a phone number with all payments.
    • Installment payments – If you choose to pay in installments, please call our office for details. The installment plan has very specific amounts and guidelines.

Monroe-Woodbury Tax Collector’s Office Hours:


Saturday, September 1


Monday, November 4


Monday through Friday


8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The office will be closed on the following holidays:

  • September 2 – Labor Day
  • September 30 – Rosh Hashanah
  • October 9 – Yom Kippur
  • October 14 – Columbus Day

Tax Payment Schedule – 2019

Tax Payments prior to November 4

Payments made at the School District Tax Collector’s office:

  • No penalty is charged if payment is made on or before October 2.
  • 2 % penalty – Payments made between October 3 – November 1
  • 3% penalty – Payments made November 2 – November 4
  • The school district cannot accept payments after November 4.

Tax Payments – November 5-15

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.

Please note: Changes to the STAR Program (2019)

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

What’s new?

Due to recent changes in the law, beginning this year:

The value of the STAR credit may increase by as much as 2 percent each year, but the STAR exemption cannot increase; and the income limit for the Basic STAR exemption is now $250,000.

For more information: The STAR program is not administered by the school district. For more information, call the NYS Tax Department at (518) 457-2047 or visit