December 2005: Town of Oyster Bay Unveils Online Tax Payments
Press Release
TOWN OF OYSTER BAY UNVEILS ONLINE TAX PAYMENTS

(Oyster Bay, New York ) - James J. Stefanich, the Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes, announced today that his office is now providing town citizens with on-line access to their real property tax bills and accepting on-line payments through the Town’s web site located at www.oysterbaytown.com. The system being utilized by the Town was developed in partnership with Primary FOIL Services™, a Carle Place, NY-based internet content services provider to local governments throughout the northeast United States. The system was developed specifically for the Town and residents of Oyster Bay and effectively balances convenient access to critical information other than the mailing of paper statements while maintaining a sophisticated level of data security.

Through the system, a taxpayer may register online for free/no-cost access to their town/school real property tax statements. Taxpayers may log in anytime to view, print, or check the payment status of their real property tax bills to ensure that the Town has received a payment. Additionally, for a “service fee,” taxpayers will also being able to pay their tax bills via credit card or ACH (electronic check) payment.

Credit Card and Electronic Check payments will be processed by the system through Primary FOIL Services™ partnership with Global Payments, Inc.®, one of the world’s largest electronic payment processors and ClearTran®, a NJ based online payment security solutions provider.

Town of Oyster Bay, NY Receiver of Taxes Jim Stefanich states “This system is the first of its kind in our state and has been provided at no cost to our town and residents. The demand for online payment options has grown exponentially in the past few years and many services and companies were reviewed before selecting this system for the Town of Oyster Bay. It successfully marries information, convenience, security and value better than any other service of this type in the marketplace and represents a true value to the taxpayers of Oyster Bay for many years to come”.

To learn more about the system, please feel free to visit www.oysterbaytown.com or contact the Receiver of Taxes’ office at 516-624-6421.