The Town of Islip continues to provide information on its website updating residents on what is changing during the health pandemic. In its most recent update on May 15, the town reiterated that …
The Town of Islip continues to provide information on its website updating residents on what is changing during the health pandemic. In its most recent update on May 15, the town reiterated that food trucks and ice cream trucks have been added to the list of essential business at the state level. Also, the town reopened tennis courts throughout the township. Additionally, the town pro- vided payment information considering the upcoming tax collection deadline on June 1. Three options — in person, by mail, and online — are available for res- idents.
Anyone without their tax bill is instructed to call ahead so it can be print- ed beforehand. It is also reminded that, due to social distancing restrictions, only two-to-three people can be helped inside the office at a time and that a line of 6-foot distancing is required for those who are waiting. Those waiting are also required to wear masks.
In person, there are three methods of payment. The first method is cash, which requires presence at the office. Second is the multiple payment method (check and cash or credit card etc.), which also requires presence at the office. The third method, which is new, is the drop box located inside the south door of 40 Nassau Avenue. This method requires residents to put their payment stub and check in an envelope, include a daytime phone number and then seal the envelope with tape.
Residents who wish to mail a check are advised to call one week afterwards to ensure that the office received the envelope. USPS postmark must read June 1, 2020 or sooner.
Residents who wish to pay by credit card are instructed to fill out the back of the payment stub completely and either mail or drop into the drop box at 40 Nassau Avenue.
Residents who would like to submit payment online are directed to www. islipny.gov. No partial- or mixed-method payments are options when paying online, and only full-year, first-half, and second-half payments are acceptable when paying online.
Electronic checks, or e-checks, involve a $1 fee. Also, credit cards involve a 2.09 percent fee of the amount you are charging, which is not collected by the Town of Islip.