Tax Department

The Tax Office is responsible for the collection of school and property taxes for over 30,000 parcels. In addition, the Tax Office also collects the water usage bills on behalf of the Town of Colonie Department of Public Works, Division of Latham Water. All powers and duties of this office, as well as collection procedures, are statutory and defined in the New York State Real Property Tax Law, except for water collection, which is defined in Town Law.



The Tax Office does not provide income tax preparation service to the general public. If you require assistance with your income tax preparation, please contact the Senior Resources Department.


C. Michele Zilgme, Receiver of Taxes and Assessments
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours of collection extended to 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the last 5 business days of January and September.
(518) 447-7082 (Albany County Dept. of Finance - Delinquent Taxes)
Memorial Town Hall
First floor
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
Keep in mind:

For overnight mail (UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS Next Day) use our address above.

Our mailing address is the same as our physical address.

Duplicate Tax bills and Receipts

Request previous tax bills

The Tax Office can provide a duplicate tax bill and / or receipts upon request. Requests can be submitted via email or phone. Your request can be serviced via email, fax or mail.

When submitting your request, be sure to include your name and property address. If you would like us to email a pdf copy of your tax bill or receipt back to you, provide us with a valid email address.

View / Print Current tax bills

Residents can now view and/or print current tax bills online.

To view and/or print your current bill, you will need one of the following: bill number, tax map number, or property address.

Payment Methods

The following payment methods are accepted by the Colonie Tax Office.


Check, Cash or Money Order

Mail (Check or Money Order):

Receiver of Taxes and Assessments
C. Michele Zilgme
Memorial Town Hall
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

Before submitting a payment by check:

Before submitting payment please review your check for accuracy:

  • Checks must have a correct date (postdated checks will be returned).
  • The numerical and written amounts must be the same.
  • Checks must be signed (unsigned checks will be returned).

Online Payments:

The Town of Colonie Tax Office accepts online payments through FIS Pay Direct payment portal. The following online payment methods are accepted:

  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express
  • Electronic check

Online payments service fees are as follows:

  • Electronic check: $1.95 per transaction
  • All debit and credit cards: 2.95%

To pay your bill online, you will need one of the following: bill number, tax map number, or property address.

NOTE: Effective immediately, the Town of Colonie Tax Office is no longer accepting online payments through Offical Payments portal. Residents are advised to use the new FIS Pay Direct payment portal.