School Tax Information

Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD residents can access their school tax information using the following link maintained by the Northeastern Regional Information Center, Albany, New York. The second link below allows tax payers to pay their tax bills online.

School Tax Bill Website

Pay Your School Tax Online

The school tax collector will be on duty in the school business office to answer questions during the following hours:

September 1 - November 2
Monday - Friday from 9 am - 2 pm

Payments are being accepted in person at:
Pioneer Savings Bank
142 Saratoga Ave
Waterford NY 12188 

or they can be mailed to: 
Waterford Halfmoon UFSD 
Attn: School Tax Collector 
125 Middletown Road 
Waterford, NY 12188


  • United States Postmark determines date of payment.
  • Make checks payable to Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD.
  • After November 2, 2023, unpaid taxes will be returned to the County Treasurer.

PLEASE NOTE: Tax bills will NOT be accepted in-person at the district.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: When will I get my school tax bill?

A: Bills will be mailed out during the last week of August. If you don't receive your bill by September 10, you may contact Ashley Simmons, school tax collector at (518) 237-0800 ext. 3306

Q: When are my school taxes due?

A: School taxes are due, without penalty, by September 30. Between October 1 and November 2, payments must include the 2% late penalty.

Q: How/where can I pay my school taxes?

A: You can pay in-person, by mail or online. See above for details.

Q: Where can I pay my school taxes, if I want to pay them in person?

A: Pioneer Savings Bank - see above for details.

Q: What if I am not able to pay my bill before the November 2 deadline?

A: Any bills that are not paid by November 2 will be turned over to the County Treasurer for collection. At that point, additional penalties will be imposed.

Understanding the 2% Tax Cap

The law that places restrictions on how much a school district may levy in taxes in a given year is not simple, and requires a close examination in order to gain a complete understanding. The calculation of the 2% "tax cap" is a multiple step process, and is not simply taking a previous year's household tax bill and multiplying it by 2%. Instead, a school district must follow a prescribed set of steps when calculating its tax levy for the next year. Therefore, it is very possible that, after a school district has calculated its maximum tax levy, the school tax bill for a particular household could be above 2%. Another way to state it: the 2% tax cap affects the amount of funding a school district can levy across the district in a given year, and is not a cap on an individual homeowner's tax bill.

The information below provides the reader with details about the new law.

Navigating through NYS's Property Tax Levy Cap