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School Tax Information

Checks can be mailed to:
Canandaigua City School District
Dept. #117086
PO Box 5270
Binghamton, NY 13902-5270

Online payments can be made at Canandaigua Schools Online Tax Payment Site
Please note, there is a fee for online payments.

E-Check: There will be a site fee of $4.95 for e-checks up to $2,499.99. E-checks over $2,500.00 the site fee will be calculated at 0.50% of check amount plus $4.95.

Credit card: The site fee will be calculated to include a one time transaction fee of 0.50 plus a 3.50% site fee applied to the total.

*Canandaigua National Bank branches will still accept full payments in October only.

Please call our office at 585-396-3738 if you have any questions.

Taxes may be paid on or before November 1, 2021 without penalty. Taxes received from November 2, 2021 through November 30, 2021 will be assessed a 1% penalty. We will be collecting taxes with a 3% penalty from December 1, 2021 until January 3, 2022. In person payments can be made until 3 pm on January 3, 2022 as our office is closed on December 31st. NOTE: When mailing payments they must be postmarked by December 31st. Residents should be aware that correct postmarks may not occur on the last day unless hand-delivered to the Post Office and postmark requested. Please note: the office will be closed December 24, 27, and 31.

Taxes may be paid in 2 installments.  In order to participate in the installment option, the first installment payment (noted on your tax bill) must be received by November 1, 2021. The second installment amount can be paid in November with a 1% penalty assessed or December with a 3% penalty assessed.

No taxes will be accepted by the District after December 31, 2021. Unpaid school taxes at that time, will be turned over to the City of Canandaigua Treasurers office, (for those properties within the city) and the Ontario County Treasurer’s office, (for all other properties) for collection.  A 6% penalty will be added, plus a 5% treasurer’s fee, plus there will be a 1% interest accrued each month starting February 1st, 2022.  The County and City Treasurer will be able to provide the amount due after January 15, 2022.

Note: School tax bills have two separate taxes listed:

  • School Tax The school tax total. Tax rates per thousand dollars of assessment vary by municipality this year (see below under School Tax Rate Information for specific rates per municipality)
  • Library Tax The Wood Library tax total. An increase in the Wood Library tax was approved by voters in May 2021. The total Wood Library tax levy will be $771,000 in 2021-2022, up from $720,268 last year.

The two separate taxes are combined into one total for payment, which is payable to: “School Tax Collector”. By law, the school district collects the Wood Library tax and passes it through to the Wood Library General Fund. The Wood Library tax is not an increase in the school tax levy.

School Tax Rate Information

Canandaigua’s school tax rates vary by municipality in 2021-2022. Most rates are below the projected rate of $19.25, a conservative estimate established in May 2021, at the time of the school budget vote. Voters approved the District’s $79.3 million budget in May by an overwhelming margin.

2021-2022 Tax Rates by Municipality:
  • $18.17 – City of Canandaigua
  • $19.12 – Town of Canandaigua
  • $19.12 – Town of Farmington
  • $18.73 – Town of Bristol
  • $18.17 – Town of East Bloomfield
  • $18.17 – Town of Gorham
  • $18.17 – Town of Hopewell
  • $18.17 – Town of South Bristol

The Towns of Canandaigua, Farmington and Bristol are not assessed at 100% of market value for 2021-22. Therefore, New York State has applied equalization rates to those three municipalities, which raises the tax rates in those towns.

The school district plays no role in setting property assessments and the NYS Real Property Tax Office determines when and if equalization rates are necessary.

Assessment Growth in the District

Total assessment on properties located within the school district has climbed by about $96.8 million for 2021-2022, an increase of 3.9%.  Total assessment in the district is now approximately $2.578 billion.

The Town of Canandaigua has the largest assessment total of all the municipalities in the school district at $1.41 billion, approximately 56%.  The City of Canandaigua has approximately $810 million in assessment, totaling approximately 30% of the District’s total assessment.  Hopewell ($169 million) and Farmington ($162 million) are the next largest assessment totals, while the other four municipalities have smaller totals.

How to Pay

Look up your Property Tax Information

by clicking on the the button below.

Tax Information Search & Payment

This linked site allows you to search information about school taxes in our District and there is an option to make your tax payment through this site.


If you have questions about the assessment on property you own, contact the assessor in your municipality:

City of Canandaigua:
(585) 337-2177

Town of Canandaigua:
(585) 394-1120 x2237

(315) 986-8100 ext 4

East Bloomfield:
(585) 657-7368

(585) 229-2400 ext 12

(585) 526-5844

(585) 394-0036 ext 5

South Bristol:
(585) 374-6341 ext 4