Payments to the Town of Hempstead for the second half of the 2013 general taxes must be received or postmarked by Aug. 12.

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

The main tax office, at 200 N. Franklin St. in Hempstead, will be open on business days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 1 to Aug. 12. The E-Z Pay Drive Thru Payment Window will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 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 time of payment.

Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway in Lawrence, and Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville, will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.

Residents can also pay at the mobile tax offices visiting several locations throughout the town. They can also 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 a $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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