What happens if I pay my taxes late?

After January 10, there is a 1% per month interest charge added to the unpaid first half tax amount until May 31.

Late Payments
Interest Charges
January 11 to February 10
February 11 to March 10
March 11 to April 10
April 11 to May 10
May 11 to May 31

After May 31, taxes become delinquent and are payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. In addition to the tax amount due, a 5% penalty is added together with interest at the rate of 1% per month calculated from February 1. (Note: Interest is calculated on the total of tax and penalty).

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1. What period does the tax year cover?
2. When are tax bills mailed / posted to the website?
3. Who gets a tax bill?
4. Does my mortgage company know about my star or other exemptions?
5. When are taxes due?
6. What happens if I pay my taxes late?
7. I did not receive my tax bill. Must I pay penalties and interest?
8. To whom do I make the payment and where is it mailed?
9. Are postmarks accepted or must my payment reach the office by the due date?
10. May I pay my taxes in person?
11. What if I can't pay the total amount due?
12. May I pay my taxes online?
13. My check was returned unpaid ("bounced"). Will the tax receiver re-deposit my check?
14. I have moved - who do I contact to change my address?
15. I just purchased property in the Town of Brookhaven. Do I need to contact anyone regarding real property taxes?
16. I have paid-off my mortgage and taxes had been escrowed by my mortgage company. Who do I notify regarding my real property tax bill?
17. Will the Town take my property if I do not pay my taxes?
18. Where do I mail my delinquent tax payment?