Receiver of Taxes
The Town of Lockport does not have a general Town Tax and has not for over 25 years, but there are special district taxes for services such as garbage collection and fire protection.
County and Town special district taxes are always due on January 31st. If the 31st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the due date will carry over to the next business day. Your taxes may be paid online, in person or by US Mail. We do honor United States postmarks. Please note that a postage meter imprint is not a U.S. postmark and will not be honored.
Also, if you use your online banking system, please allow 2 weeks for processing. These payments are mailed to us without postmarks so if we do not receive your payment by the due date, it will be considered late regardless of the day you set it up.
Pay your Town of Lockport Tax bills Online!
(service provided by a 3rd party, certain fees apply)
PLEASE MAIL ALL COUNTY/TOWN TAX PAYMENTS TO:
Town of Lockport Receiver of Taxes
PO Box 4610
Buffalo, NY 14240-4610
Mailed payments go directly to the processing center for faster processing. This is the reason that the PO Box is in Buffalo.
Our office does NOT collect school taxes.
Each school district collects its own taxes. If you have any questions regarding a school tax bill, you should contact your district directly. Below are the phone numbers for the five school districts within the Town of Lockport.
- Akron Central – 716.542.4573
- City of Lockport – 716.478.4803
- Newfane Central – 716.778.6858
- Royalton-Hartland – 716.735.2014
- Starpoint Central – 716.210.2313
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
I recently paid off my mortgage. Do I have to notify the Assessor’s Office?
Yes, if your taxes are currently paid by an escrow agent. A property owner should notify the Assessor’s office 716.439.9526 as soon as possible in writing of any change of address or mortgage satisfaction so that the tax bills can be addressed correctly. Although the escrow companies are required to report escrow account changes, the information may not reach the Tax Receiver in time to send the tax bill to the correct address.
I never received my Town & County Tax bill.
Real Property Tax Law §922 states that the failure to receive a tax bill or receive a late bill does not affect the validity of the taxes or the interest prescribed by law. It is the responsibility of the property owner to know when the taxes are due.
Can I make a partial payment on my Town & County taxes?
No. Partial payments of Town and County taxes will not be accepted.
Can the penalty be waived on my Town & County taxes?
No. The law does not provide for a waiver of penalties or interest.