Village 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.
The assessed value of a residential property in the village averages approximately 2% to 4% of the market value of that property.
Due Date / Payments
Village 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.
Tax 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.
Advanced or Late Payments
Advance 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.
Payment of taxes can be made by cash, check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted. Make checks payable to Receiver of Taxes.
If you have any questions about property taxes, please contact Susan Steckowski at Village Hall.
About Clinton Academy
Clinton 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.