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District sets 2018-19 tax rates

The Stillwater Board of Education set the school tax rates for the 2018-19 school year at its 
August 21 meeting after receiving final equalization rates from the state.

Using final assessment figures provided by the four towns in the district and equalization rates set by the state, the new tax rates are as follows:


  • 2017-18 School Tax Rate: $14.01
  • 2018-19 School Tax Rate: $14.21
  • Percent Change: 1.37%


  • 2017-18 School Tax Rate: $12.68
  • 2018-19 School Tax Rate: $12.86
  • Percent Change: 1.37%


  • 2017-18 School Tax Rate: $598.03
  • 2018-19 School Tax Rate: $606.23
  • Percent Change: 1.37%


  • 2017-18 School Tax Rate*: $55.61
  • 2018-19 School Tax Rate: $54.83
  • Percent Change: -1.40%

* Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed property value.

For information about maximum STAR tax savings, visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website.

The tax rates differ among the towns because, as is often the case in school districts that span multiple municipalities, properties in different communities are assessed at varying levels in relation to full-market value. The state assigns each town an “equalization rate” in an effort to fairly distribute the amount of taxes each town must pay.

Tax bills will be mailed at the end of August, and are due by Oct. 1 without penalty.

Paying Your Tax Bill

Mail in Payments:

Checks should be made payable to Carrie Urdang – School Tax Collector

Mail payment along with the bill stub to:
Tax Processing Unit
Stillwater CSD
PO Box 14855
Albany, NY 12212-2185

*U.S. postmark determines date of payment.

In-person Payments:

Ballston Spa National Bank OR the Stillwater CSD Middle School Office.

In order to make your school tax payment in person, you must bring your entire bill with you.

Ballston Spa National Bank
428 Hudson Avenue
Stillwater, NY 12170

  • Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Please note, bank personnel do not have access to school tax records. The bank is only collecting payments from Sept. 1, 2018 – Oct. 1, 2018.

Stillwater CSD Middle School Office
Carrie Urdang – Tax Collector
1068 Hudson Avenue
Stillwater, NY 12170

  • Sept. 1, 2018 – October 1, 2018 
    Hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – noon and 2–3 p.m. (without penalty)
  • Oct. 2, 2018 – Oct. 31, 2018 
    Hours: Mon. – Fri., 1–3 p.m. (with penalty)

For school tax inquiries, please call (518) 373-6100, ext. 30010.