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Town Clerk/Receiver

Debra A. Crist
Town Clerk
3311 Wende Road
Alden, New York 14004

Phone: 1-716-937-6969 ext 2
Fax: 1-716-937-9817
Email:  cristd@alden.erie.gov

First Deputy Town Clerk/Receiver
Barbara Weber

Second Deputy Town Clerk
Sarah Hinsken

Phone - 1-716-937-6969 x2
Fax - 1-716-937-9817

Office Hours: Mon-Fri. - 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Tax Office

General office hours during the tax season are 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


How Taxes Can Be Paid

The Tax Department is responsible for the collection of the Town/County and the School Taxes for those school districts which are located within the Town, specifically, Alden Central and Akron Central Schools. Taxes can be paid by mail with a personal check, bank draft or money order; credit card payment is not allowed, receipts will be issued by return mail. Taxes can also be paid in person at the Tax Department in cash or with a personal check, bank draft or money order. Checks should be made payable to Ralph P. Witt, Tax Receiver. Town/County taxes are due on February 15th and School taxes are due on October 15th each year.

Penalties

Mailed payments are accepted without penalty only if the envelope bears a United States Post Office postmark of the 15th of the month in which the taxes are due. In accordance with New York State Real Property Tax Law and the Erie County Tax Act there are "NO EXCEPTIONS". Town/County Taxes are due February 15th without penalty, after that date the following penalties are applied.

Feb. 16 - Feb. 28 = 1.5%
Mar. 01 - Mar. 15 = 3.0%
Mar. 16 - Mar. 31 = 4.5%
Apr. 01 - Apr. 15 = 6.0%
Apr. 16 - Apr. 30 = 7.5%

On May 1st, a 7.5% penalty is added to the levy, forming the base tax then due. Thereafter, interest is added to the base at the rate of 1.5% per month on the first of each month, totaling 18.78% in all, when unpaid taxes are sold in November.

School Taxes are due October 15th without penalty, after that date the following penalties are applied.

Oct. 16 - Oct. 31 = 7.5%
Nov. 1 - Nov. 30 = 9.0%

After November 30th, any unpaid tax and penalty are added to the County Tax Roll.

Partial Payments

Partial Payments are accepted, any number of installments in any amount are permitted. Interest is paid on any unpaid balance.

End Of Tax Season

The Town of Alden Tax Department accepts payments for the Town/County taxes through June 1st and School taxes through November 30th. All payments made after these dates must be forwarded to the following address:

Erie County Real Property
Director of Budget, Management & Finance
95 Franklin Street Room 100
Buffalo, New York 14202

For payoff amounts taxpayers should phone the County of Erie at 716-858-8333. If any taxpayer or escrow agent has any questions on this matter, please phone the Tax Department at 716-937-6969.