School Taxes


Jesse Boehme, Business Administrator
Hudson City School District
215 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518-828-4360, ext. 2100

View Your Tax Information Online

Property owners may access their tax information through Info-Tax Online. Enter your LAST NAME ONLY in the “Owner Name” field. (Only one line of information is required even though there are several text fields. If you enter too much information, the program may return an error message such as, “There are no properties that match your search information.”) Please allow seven (7) business days after the date of payment for paid status to appear online.

Tax Notice (2021-22)

To be published in local newspapers on July 1 and July 8, 2021

I have received the warrant to collect taxes for the Hudson City School District, Columbia County, New York, said warrant dated July 1, 2021. Payments may be made by mail either by check or money order payable to Hudson City School District, c/o The Bank of Greene County, P.O. Box 470, Catskill, NY 12414, or paid in person at The Bank of Greene County, Hudson, New York, during regular banking hours.

From July 15 to August 15, 2021, during which period the first installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid; interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, for each month period, or part thereof, from August 16, 2021 until such installment is paid or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner.

From September 15 to October 15, 2021, during which period the final installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid, interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, from October 16, 2021 for each one month period; or part thereof, until such installment is paid, or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner.

School Tax Collector
Hudson City School District – Hudson, New York

Tax Collection Period (2021-22)

School property tax bills are mailed to district residents in early July. Tax bills may be paid during the collection period described in the Tax Notice above. All taxes paid or postmarked after October 16, 2021 shall incur interest charges as described above until October 31, 2021. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the School Tax Collector postmarked after October 31, 2021. All taxes remaining unpaid, plus penalty, after October 31, 2021 shall be returned to the County Treasurer for further collection.

See “Payment of Taxes” below for payment options and details.

End of Tax Collection Period (2021-22)

Upon return of taxes November 15, 2021 to the Treasurer’s Office for any unpaid Hudson City School District tax information please contact:

City of Hudson Treasurer’s Office – City (ONLY)
Danielle Hotaling, 518-828-0212

Columbia County Central Treasurer’s Office – County
Nancy Baker, 518-828-0513

Payment of Taxes

School taxes can be paid online, in person or by mail.

Online by credit card:  You can now pay your Hudson City School District taxes from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service.

  • Simply enter your information into Info-Tax Online and click “Search” (remember to enter the last name only)
  • Once you have brought up your tax information, the “Pay Balance” tab appears near the bottom left of the screen. Please note that the “Pay Balance” tab will not appear until July 15, 2021. (Convenience fees will apply to all online payments.)
  • Please allow seven (7) business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction convenience fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

In person:  Payment of school taxes may be made in person to the Bank of Greene County – Fairview Plaza and Proprietor’s Hall Branches ONLY (Fairview Plaza & South 7th Street, Hudson, NY 12534) in the lobby only, during the following times with the exception of any holidays:

Monday-Thursday     9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday                           9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday                      8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Remember to bring your tax bill with you!

By mail:  The school district will also accept payments by mail so long as the payment is in the exact amount due and made payable to “HCSD Tax Collector.” Payment mailing address: 

Hudson City School District
c/o Bank of Greene County
P.O. Box 470
Catskill, NY 12414

You must include the original tax bill with your payment. No partial payments shall be accepted.

STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption

Basic STAR exemption: Most residents who own and live in their home are eligible for the NYS Basic STAR property tax exemption on their primary residence. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

Enhanced STAR exemption: Available for senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard. For qualifying senior citizens, the Enhanced STAR program provides additional savings by exempting a greater portion of full value from school taxes.

Click here to learn more about the STAR program or call 518-457-2036.

Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program: New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. 

You can register online at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s website or by phone at 518-457-2036.

These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline. Click here to learn more.

Assessor’s Office Information

Charles Brewer
Phone: 518-672-4470, ext. 102

Cheryl Kaszluga
Phone: 518-828-3141

Craig Surprise, IAO
Phone: 518-828-0368

Lynn Hotaling
Phone: 518-392-4642

Justin Maxwell
Phone: 518-851-9441, ext. 313

Robert Jensen
Phone: 518-828-9389, ext. 2

J. Craig Surprise
Phone: 518-851-7501

Additional Contact Links

The Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency website offers links concerning Columbia County, NY properties, including: STAR & other exemptions, tax assessors, tax collectors, tax rates, tax assessments, tax sales data, tax maps, etc.

Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency
560 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518-828-0363