Academy, 151 Main Street, was opened in 1785 and was the first accredited
high school in New York State. The purpose of the co-educational school
was to prepare approximately 80 students a year for the colleges established
along the East Coast. It closed in 1881 and is run today as a museum
by the East Hampton Historical Society.
residents pay taxes both to the Village and the Town of East Hampton.
Town taxes are paid separately. Village properties are assessed by
the Town of East Hampton Assessor's Office in Town Hall.
assessed value of a residential property in the village averages
approximately 2% to 4% of the market value of that property.
taxes are due during the month of August (the village's fiscal year is
August 1st to July 31st). Payment must be received in Village Hall, or
U.S. postmarked, no later than August 31st to avoid penalty.
bills are mailed by the village on August first. However, taxes are due
even if you do not receive a tax bill. It is your responsibility to pay
your taxes on time. Notify the village if you have a change of address.
payment of taxes is not accepted. Penalties for late payments are
required by law. The late penalty is 5% of taxes due. The penalty is 5%
of amount due for the month of September, and an additional 1% per month
for every month thereafter. The village holds a public sale during the
month of May on properties with unpaid taxes.
of taxes can be made by cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are
not accepted. Make checks payable to Receiver of Taxes.
you have any questions about property taxes, please contact Susan Steckowski at Village Hall.