Town and County tax bills are mailed out at the end of December and property owners have the entire month of January (until February 1) to pay without penalty.
This office collects taxes with full payments and first installments. Hours of collection and payment due dates are noted on your tax bill. Payment(s) may be made in person using cash or check. Payments may also be sent by mail using check or money order. If the property owner chooses to mail in payment, the envelope must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service dated the day of the due date. Any payment postmarked beyond the due date incurs a payment penalty.
Additionally, online payment(s) may be made using a 3rd party platform.
The Town of Clayton will only be accepting full payments due by February 1, 2023 or 1st installments due February 1, 2023. For 2023, 2nd and 3rd installments will be accepted by the Jefferson County Treasurer located at 175 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601. Payment will be accepted in person or by mail at this address and will need to follow the mailing guidance listed above. The Town Clerk no longer receives the 2nd and 3rd tax payment installment(s).
If you do not receive your tax bill please contact the office at 315-686-3512, Option 1 to request a copy, or click on the link below. Enter your name and address, or parcel number in order to view your parcel. Then, click on “Tax Info” on the left side of the page. Once on the Tax Info page, click on “View Tax Bills” to print your bill.
Failure to receive a bill does not exempt the taxpayer from payment of taxes or penalties.
**Note: SCHOOL TAXES mailed September 1st are collected by the School Tax Collector, not the Town of Clayton. All payments and questions regarding School taxes should be directed to the School Tax Collector directly.