Taxes

Tax rates for the four municipalities in the district are set each August. They are based on the tax levy for the year (the total amount raised from all taxpayers) and final municipal assessments for each of the towns. Tax rates vary between the towns because property in each is assessed at different levels in relation to full market value. The state assigns each town an equalization rate to fairly divide the tax levy between the towns. The district does not control any part of the assessment or equalization process.

Tax bills are typically mailed by September 1 and due by September 30 without penalty. The district has two-tiers of tax rates: homestead (residential) and non-homestead (commercial) for each municipality.

2020-21 School District Tax Rates by Town

Homestead

  • Niskayuna: $19.8392 per $1,000
  • Glenville: $23.6158 per $1,000
  • Colonie: $33.0231 per $1,000
  • Clifton Park: $39.1322 per $1,000

Non-Homestead

  • Niskayuna $26.3981 per $1,000
  • Glenville: $31.0817 per $1,000
  • Colonie: $43.8452 per $1,000
  • Clifton Park: $51.4690 per $1,000

    Historical Tax Levy Increases

    • 2020-21: 2.15%
    • 2019-20: 2.35%
    • 2018-19: 2.64%
    • 2017-18: 2.08%
    • 2016-17: 0.41%
    • 2015-16: 0.00%
    • 2014-15: 2.34%
    • 2013-14: 3.95%
    • 2012-13: 3.29%

    The STAR Program

    Homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements through the New York State School Tax Relief Program – STAR – can have a portion of their home’s assessed value exempt from school property taxes. Learn more about the STAR program