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Hempstead school tax payments deadline is Nov. 13

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Payments to the Town of Hempstead for the first half of the 2012-13 school taxes must be received or postmarked by Nov. 13.

Taxpayers can use several payment options offered by the Office of Receiver of Taxes, including extended hours, satellite offices, mobile tax offices, drive-through payment windows and online payments, officials said.

Hours of operation at the main tax office, 200 N. Franklin St. in Hempstead, will be extended from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13. The E-Z Pay Drive Thru Payment Windows will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same dates; only checks and money orders will be accepted. Taxpayers are reminded to bring their entire current tax bill with stub intact in order to receive an official receipt at the time of payment.
Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum (199 Broadway, Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville) will be open to receive checks and money orders only for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13.

Residents also can pay at the mobile tax offices visiting several locations throughout the town from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

* Nov. 1 — Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick.
* Nov. 2 — Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Avenue in Oceanside.
* Nov. 5 — Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont.
* Nov. 7 — Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square.

Residents also can pay via credit card or e-check through the town’s website at or by calling Official Payments Corp. at 877-306-6056. A 2.5 percent convenience fee will be incurred for credit card payments and $2 fee will be charged for e-check transactions.

For more information, call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at 516-538-1500.


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