This year's tax collection begins on September 10, 2020 and are due by October 9, 2020

    for Hyde Park Central School District.

    School tax payments will be accepted from October 10th to November 2nd with a 2% penalty fee.

    We cannot accept payments submitted after November 2nd.



    Unpaid taxes for the 2020-2021 school year will be relevied onto the Town/County tax bill being mailed out in early 2021.  Please contact the Dutchess County Finance Department at 845-486-2026 to pay any prior year's taxes.



    School Taxes for residents of the Town of Hyde Park and the Town of Poughkeepsie are collected by each town.
    Please click on the town name and it will bring you to their website.
    Click the link directly below for the Towns of Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck.



    View or Pay Your School Tax Bill HERE


    Understanding Your School Tax Bill

    Donna Kuklis, School Tax Collector
    for Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck
      phone:   (845) 229-4000 ext 1160 



    If you would like to receive periodic email messages concerning school tax collection for the Hyde Park Central School District, please email and include your name.

Tax Collection Overview

  • School District Tax Rates:

    The Board of Education typically sets the tax rates for each school year in August.  The tax rates are based upon the total tax levy for the year in the approved budget and final municipal assessments for each of the five towns in the district (Clinton, Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie & Rhinebeck).

    Tax rates can vary between the towns because property in each town could be assessed at different levels in relation to full market value.  After each town submits their final assessment information to the State Office of Real Property Services each summer, NYS assigns each town an equalization rate to account for any differences in assessment practices.  The equalization process is designed to fairly apportion the total tax levy between the towns and result in similar tax bills for properties with similar values regardless of municipality.  The District does not control any part of the assessment or equalization process.     

    Current (2020-2021) Hyde Park CSD Tax Rates by Town:

    Town                 Tax Rate/Thousand

    Clinton                    22.418992

    Hyde Park              43.113583

    Pleasant Valley    22.993838

    Poughkeepsie      22.645446

    Rhinebeck              26.418992


    Tax Collection Dates:  This year's tax collection begins on September 10, 2020 and will end on November 2, 2020.  School taxes on real property are DUE by October 9, 2020 and may be paid on or before said date without charge or interest.  Please note that two percent (2%) interest will be applied to payments made from October 10, 2020 to November 2, 2020.  The Hyde Park Central School District will not accept school tax payments made after November 2, 2020.  At the conclusion of the tax collection, unpaid school taxes will be turned over to the Dutchess County Finance Department. They can be contacted at (845) 486-2026.

    Payment Location for the Towns of Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck ONLY:  The Hyde Park Central School District Tax Collector for Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck is Donna Kuklis.  Payments can be mailed to:  Hyde Park CSD, ATTN: Tax Collector, PO Box 2033, Hyde Park, NY 12538 or paid electronically via our website by clicking here (fees apply) for contact-free tax payment.  Payments can also be made in person at the HPCSD District Office, 11 Boice Road, Hyde Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. or by appointment ONLY (except for legal holidays) during the tax collection period.  Please adhere to these available times to make your payment in person.  The school district requires that all visitors wear a mask when entering the building.  

    The Tax Receivers for the towns of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park collect taxes for properties in their respective towns.  Please follow the instructions on your tax bill to remit payment.

    Please also be aware that the Hyde Park Central School District Board of Education has approved a due date extension of no more than five (5) business days for the payment of school taxes without interest or penalty to any qualified resident of the School District, 65 years of age or older, who receives an exemption under Real Property Tax Law Section 425 Subdivision 4 and/or Section 467 ("senior citizen exemption"), or who has received a credit pursuant to N.Y. Tax Law Section 606(eee) related to a principal residence within the District.  The district has a list of those residents that qualify.  For this collection year that would extend qualified residents’ due date to October 19, 2020 without any interest or penalty.


    STAR Program:  New York State’s School Tax Relief Program is known as STAR.  Please note that the STAR Program has changed this year, especially for eligible STAR homeowners that have an income from $250,000 to $500,000.  For STAR eligibility information, exemption amounts, enrollment information and FAQs, visit the NY State Office of Real Property Services’ website:  

    Hyde Park CSD does not control any part of the STAR program.  Please contact your town assessor's office for further information.

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