Tax Receiver

The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for the preparation, distribution, and payment of more than 51,000 property tax bills in the Town of Southampton. In doing so, the Tax Receiver's Office ensures the safe custody of the Town's tax and assessment roll, as well as its tax warrant, from the Suffolk County Legislature. Between the months of December and May, the Tax Receiver's Office collects more than $380 million in revenues and disburses those funds to Southampton's:

  • School and library districts
  • Police district
  • Highway district
  • Parks districts
  • Fire and ambulance districts
  • Nine lighting districts
  • Two water districts (Hampton Bays and Riverside)
  • Three erosion control districts

The Tax Receiver also works closely with other town departments, especially the Sole Assessor and the Hampton Bays Water District, serving as the fiduciary officer. In each of these respective capacities, the Tax Receiver's Office will process more than 1,500 assessment roll corrections, and handle the Water District monthly revenue remittances and bank reconciliations.

Payment Information

Taxes are payable by cash, checks, payable to "Receiver of Taxes," drawn on a U.S. bank, money order valid in U.S. banking system and subject to collection, or online by credit cards and ACH (fees apply). Checks and ACH transactions returned by your bank for any reason will cancel your tax payment.

In Person

Taxes may be paid at the following locations during their regular business hours. When paying in person, please bring your entire bill and it will be receipted.

  • Office of the Tax Receiver
    116 Hampton Road
    Southampton, NY 11968
    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • DIME Bank - All locations
  • M&T Bank (formerly People's United Bank) - All locations


Please send only the stub portion of the bill with your payment. The mailing address for all payments and correspondence is:

Theresa A. Kiernan - Receiver of Taxes
116 Hampton Road
Southampton, NY 11968

Online Services

To view, print, and/or pay your tax bill online, access the online payment portal. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards, and a convenience fee of 2.5% will be applied to all credit card transactions. We accept ACH payments online for a $1.75 processing fee.