Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: I never received my GVCS tax bill; what do I do?

    A: Contact Genesee Valley's tax collector for a copy. See Overview page for contact information.


     Q: If I never received my tax bill, am I responsible for the late fees?

    A: Yes, it is the property owner's responsibility to make sure they obtain their tax bill. 


    Q: I need to make an address change; how do I do that?

    A: Please contact the assessor in the correct town for that specific property. See resources and information tab for contact information.


    Q: What forms of payment are accepted?

    A: Check/Debit/Credit/Money orders/and Cash are all acceptable forms of payment. Cash payments must be made at Community Bank in Belmont, NY. 


    Q: Where can I send my school tax bill payment(s)?

    A: Check/Money orders can be mailed to Genesee Valley, credit cards can be processed online and cash/check/money orders can be taken at Community Bank, Belmont, NY. 


    Q: Do you accept post marks?

    A: Yes, we honor post marks.


    Q: Is there a fee for paying late?

    A: Yes, you will see on your bill there is a September amount and an October amount. The October amount reflects a late fee. 


    Q: Can I pay for my takes online?

    A: Absolutely, just click here: Online Payment (Tax Season Has Closed, Link No Longer Available.)


    Q: I don't have any kids that go to Genenesee Valley School, do I still have to pay the school taxes?

    A: School tax bills are sent to anyone who owns property in the Genesee Valley Central School district. Taxes are based off property location, not if you have a student attending the school. 


    Q: I need a copy of my tax bill or receipt. Where can I obtain a copy?

    A: Call/Email the GVCS tax collector during school hours for a copy. You can also obtain a copy from the Allegany County Treasurer's office.


    Q: When are taxes due?

    A: Tax payment deadlines are indicated on the bottom left side of your tax bill. However, they are due without penalty on/near September 30th and with penalty on/near October 31st. Taxes are not Payable after October 31st. 


    Q: What are the school tax collectors' hours?

    A: The tax collector works normal school hours, and will be available to assist you from 7:30 to 3:30 Monday - Friday with the exception of holidays. If you need to make an in-person payment, please do so at Community Bank N/A in Belmont, NY during their lobby hours listed below. 

    Community Bank Lobby Hours:
    • Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Close Saturday & Sunday
    • Holiday hours may vary.