• School Taxes for 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 links directly below for the Towns of Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck.


    We are not accepting school tax payments at this time.


    Tax Collection for the 2019-2020 ended November 1, 2019.



    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.

    Cheryl Clark, School Tax Collector
    for Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck
    phone:   (845) 229-4000 ext 1160
    fax:   (845) 229-4017


    View or Pay Your School Tax Bill

    Understanding Your School Tax Bill

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).   


    Current (2019-2020) Hyde Park CSD Tax Rates by Town:

    Town                 Tax Rate/Thousand

    Clinton                    22.987699

    Hyde Park              41.795952

    Pleasant Valley    22.987699

    Poughkeepsie      22.987699

    Rhinebeck              26.422643

    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.

    Tax Collection Dates:  This year tax collection will began on September 9, 2019 and will end on November 1, 2019.  Please note that two percent (2%) interest will be applied to payments made between October 8, 2019 and November 1, 2019.  Unpaid school taxes will be turned over to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance. They can be contacted at (845) 486-2140.

    Payment Locations:  NOTE: We are NOT accepting School Tax payments at this time.  The Tax Collector for Clinton, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck is Cheryl Clark.  Cheryl is located at the HPCSD Administrative Office, 11 Boice Road, Hyde Park.  Payments can be mailed to:  Hyde Park CSD, Attn: Tax Collector, PO Box 2033, Hyde Park, NY 12538 or paid electronically, with a check via our website by clicking here (fees may apply).  Payments can also be made in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. or by appointment (except for legal holidays).  

    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.  

    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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