FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION OF THE TAX PAYER.
You can make a payment using a check, money order, cash or a debit/credit card.
For your convenience we have a drop box on the right hand side of the Tax Office window. Drop box is emptied at 4:30pm every day and the payment is posted the same day. Any payments dropped off after 4:30p.m. will be posted the next business day.
To avoid statutory interest, tax payments must be received in the Tax Office by the 10th day of the month when a quarter is due. If the 10th falls on a holiday or weekend, grace period will be extended to the following business day. After that, the interest is retroactive to the 1st of the month in which the payment is due. POSTMARK IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Any delinquency is subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $ 1,500.00 and 18% per annum for any amount over $ 1,500.00 retroactive to the first of the month. There is also a 6% year end penalty applied December 31st on any balances over $ 10,000.00.
Tax Payments Due Dates
Quarterly payments become due on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you do require a printed receipt, please send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a receipt will be mailed to you.
If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.
Any municipal lien remaining unpaid is subject to sale on the 11th day of the 11th month of the current tax year.
Tax appeal forms are available and must be filed with the County Board of Taxation by April 1st of the current year at One Bergen County Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please visit www.co.bergen.nj.us or call (201)336-6300.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, the first half taxes of any year are on the basis of half the taxes of the preceding year.
WHEN OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY CHANGES, THE TAX BILL IS TO BE FORWARDED TO THE NEW OWNER(S) OR THEIR PAYING AGENT.