Business Office Mission

The role of the Business Office is to provide financial support services to our educational program and to safeguard District assets.  We are responsible for all the financial data and reporting for the District.  We develop and monitor the budgeted expenses and revenues, administer payroll and benefits for both employees and retirees, and facilitate the bidding and purchasing of all the goods and services utilized throughout the District.

Our mission is to provide the most efficient and economical financial support service to our students, staff and community. Business Office departments include Payroll, Purchasing, Treasurer, Accounts Payable, Tax Collection, and Reception.  Additional departments that report to the Assistant Superintendent for Finance are Transportation, Buildings and Grounds, and Food Services.

We invite you to contact the following office staff for assistance as needed:


Assistant Superintendent for Finance

Marianne (Mimi) Heslin

(845) 855-4661

District Treasurer

Janet Heubel

(845) 855-4601


Dawn Cupano (845) 855-4606

Accounts Payable

Richard Chang

(845) 855-4660


Joyce Recinos

(845) 855-4657


School Tax Information

Info-Tax Online

Town of Pawling Property Tax Info

Pawling Central School District Tax Collection


Dawn Cupano, School Tax Collector


(845) 855-4603


(845) 855-2156



In-person payments are not being accepted by M&T Bank. Only mail in payments are permitted and may be sent as indicated below:

Please mail payments to:

Pawling CSD c/o M&T Bank

PO Box 2486

Buffalo, NY 14240-2486


Overnight deliveries to:

Pawling CSD c/o M&T Bank

Lockbox 2486

626 Commerce Drive

Amherst, NY 14228


They will be returned to you.


They will be returned to you.


Pawling Central School District, ATTN: Dawn Cupano - Tax Collector, 515 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564

Full Payments are due without penalty by September 30, 2022.  Post office postmarks are acceptable as proof of payment date, postage meter postmarks are not.  Full Payments with an additional 2% penalty included will be accepted from October 1, 2022  to November 5, 2022.  All balances not received by November 5th are turned over to the County.  The County will then bill you and an additional penalty will be added.

Installment Payments:

First Installment Payments are due by September 15, 2022.

Second Installment Payments will be billed and collected by the County  at any time up to March 15, 2023. Please DO NOT send second installment payments to the school district, they will be returned.       


  1. How Do I get a copy of my tax bill?

You may visit Info-Tax Online to print a copy of your tax bill or receipt. Choose pawling from the list of municipalities, then in the search box for taxpayer enter last name only, then click on search button.

  1. How do I get a copy of a paid receipt?

Receipts are mailed to homeowners who request one once payment is processed. If you need a copy of your receipt, please visit  Info-Tax Online and follow the instructions above. 

  1. What if my mortgage company pays my taxes?

You can still use Info-Tax Online to verify payment, however if your payment is not shown, you will need to direct your questions to your mortgage company or bank.

  1. How do I change the address where my bill is sent?

Please contact your local Assessors Office:

               Beekman:  (845) 724-3361                Dover: (845) 832-3188

East Fishkill:  (845) 226-6353         Patterson: (845) 878-6500             Pawling: (845) 855-3244

  1. How do I enroll in the STAR program?

To enroll in STAR, you will need to visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance website at or you may call (518) 457-2036 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM on weekdays.

        6. When is the last day I can pay my school taxes?

  1. First Installment Payments must be postmarked no later than September 15th.*
  2. Full Payments without Penalty must be postmarked no later than September 30th.*
  3. Full Payments with a 2% Penalty must be postmarked no later than November 5th.*

               *    Only Post Office postmarks will be accepted, no postage meters.

  1. What do I do if I disagree with my assessment? Please visit the NYS Department of Tax and Finance at:

  1. How do I find out about and settle any back taxes I may owe?

You will need to contact the Commissioner of Finance as follows:

Dutchess County (845) 486-2025

Putnam County  845-808-1075

        9. How do I change the escrow bank on my tax bill?

Please call Dutchess County Real Property Tax Office at (845) 486-2140.

       10. When will I receive the STAR Reimbursement?

STAR credit checks will be mailed by NYS beginning in early September and will continue through the following weeks. Please visit for more information.