School Taxes

School tax bills for the 2021-22 school year will be mailed on Aug. 31, 2021 to individuals and lending institutions. 

If you are primarily responsible for your taxes, the school tax bill will be mailed to you directly. This means if your taxes are not held in an escrow account, or if you no longer have a mortgage, you are responsible for paying the taxes.

If you did not receive a tax bill, or if you have any questions concerning your tax bill, please contact our business office at 248-6398. If you original bill is lost or not received, you can access your tax bill online at www.monroecounty.gov/etc/rp/. It is important to act promptly to avoid penalties. Please note: under NYS Real Property law, you are responsible for your taxes whether you receive your bill or not. 

If your mortgage is held in an escrow account, your lending institution is responsible for payment of your taxes. If you receive your tax bill, be sure to forward it onto your lending institution. If there have been any changes in the status of your mortgage, such as a chance in your lending institution, transfer or sale of property, you may want to check with the tax office on the status of your account and discuss where your bill should be sent. 

If you taxes are held in escrow and paid to use through your lending institution, you will be receiving a receipt, which will give you information regarding your taxes under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. The taxpayer information is mandated and paid for by the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR).

Payment Information
  • In-person school tax payments will be collected at the East Rochester Village Offices at 317 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445 during limited hours, as follows: 
    • Mondays: 9-11 a.m.
    • Tuesdays: 9-11 a.m.
    • Wednesdays: 2-4 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 2-4 p.m.
  • Collection will still be available through the drop-box located outside the East Rochester Village Offices at 317 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. Payments should be made by check or money order ONLY, if using the drop-box. No cash will be accepted.
  • Residents also have the option to pay their school tax bills online by visiting the Monroe County website and selecting "view/pay taxes online." 
  • Please note, there will be a 2.75% service fee for school tax payments made by credit card. Last year, due to the pandemic, Monroe County waived this fee.