As Of April 2, 2020, Town and County taxes must be paid to the Chautauqua County Department of Finance. Tax bills are printed at the County offices and mailed by the Town to Town residents. Town and County tax bills are mailed out in early January and are collected over a three month period. School taxes are mailed in early September and are collected for two months. Questions regarding the information contained on the tax bills may be addressed to the Town Tax Collector.
Chautauqua County Department of Finance
3 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757.
Phone number for the tax and finance office at the county is (716) 753-4221
23 Elm Street
Westfield, NY 14787
Jill Fredd, Tax Collector / Bookkeeper [E-mail]
Ph: (716) 326-3211
Fax: (716) 326-3611
Documents & Forms
Q. Do we accept Electronic Payments or Credit Cards?
A. Due to the fees involved in order for the town to provide the service and the limited number of property owners actually requesting to use this method of payment, the town has chosen not to use this service.
Q. Do we send out duplicate tax receipts?
A. We prefer not to have to send out a duplicate receipt because of the cost to the taxpayers. Please be sure to bring or mail the entire bill with payment.
Q. Do we accept US Postmark or express delivery as payment date?
A. Only those payments received in a postpaid wrapper (envelope) properly addressed to the appropriate collecting address and deposited in a post office or official depository under the exclusive rights and custody of the United States Post Office will be accepted. A postage meter postmark is not a postmark made by the United States Post Office. Real Property Tax Law 925
Q. Can I pay my taxes in partial payments?
A. Neither the Town and County tax nor the School tax can be paid in partial payments to the Tax Collector. Once the tax collection period has ended and the bills have been returned to the office of the Chautauqua County Real Property Tax Services, the county tax director can make partial payment arrangements with you.
Q. Can I pre-pay my taxes?
A. Collection cannot begin prior to the date of the tax warrant and the date when the collecting officer receives the tax warrant. The Chautauqua County Department of Real Property Tax is the entity that creates the tax warrants for each district or township.