Pre-payment of Village of Sea Cliff Real Property Taxes

As a result of the recently adopted “tax reform” law that reduces the deductibility of real property taxes to a maximum of $10,000, the Village anticipates receiving inquiries from the community regarding the pre-payment of 2018 Village real property taxes in 2017.

The collection of real property taxes is authorized and governed by New York State Real Property Tax Law and Village Law. As provided in the Real Property Tax Law, the Village Treasurer is authorized to accept taxes upon the issuance of a warrant from the Village.  The warrant cannot be issued until the completion of the tax levy, which levy issuance is contingent upon the completion of the budget process.  The Village, which has a fiscal year commencing on June 1, cannot commence the first steps of the budget process until January 2018, and the levy (and thereafter the warrant) is to be determined in May 2018.

Until the warrant issues, which will not occur prior to May 2018, the Village Treasurer is not authorized to collect any prepayment of Village real property taxes.  Accordingly, the Village Treasurer cannot accept pre-payment of 2018 Village of Sea Cliff real property taxes in 2017.

On December 22, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order authorizing municipalities with fiscal years commencing on January 1 to collect 2018 real property taxes in 2017. Unfortunately, the Order does not have any impact on tax payments for village residents in taxing jurisdictions with June 1 fiscal years.  Thus, the Order does not impact payments of taxes to the Village of Sea Cliff.


Applications for Property Tax Exemptions are Due by 12/31/2017

If you a applying for a Senior Citizen, Veterans, or Firefighters exemption for the upcoming 2018-2019 Village fiscal year, the application must be submitted in full to Village Hall by 12/31/2017.


The Board of Assessment Review met on March 29 to review grievances as they relate to the 2017 Tentative Assessment Roll. Click for a copy of the Minutes of BAR Meeting of 3_29_2017.


The Final Tax Roll for 2017/2018 is complete & ready for review Final Tax Roll 2017

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