FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION OF THE TAX PAYER.
For your convenience we have a drop box on the left hand side of the Borough Hall Front Door. Drop box is emptied at 4:00pm 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.
The sale of current and prior year delinquent taxes and/or municipal charges are handled annually through an online auction. For the listing of parcels, visit www.oakland.newjerseytaxsale.com information can be viewed free of charge.
Accelerated Tax Sale:
In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one tax sale per year. The properties sold at the tax sale are those with delinquent property taxes and/or municipal charges. (Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-19). The Borough of Oakland will hold its annual online accelerated tax lien sale in December.
The last day to pay 4th quarter taxes is November 10. All delinquencies as of the close of business on November 10, are now subject to the tax sale process.
Per this process, delinquencies will be subject to 2% cost of tax sale (up to $100).
After November 10, the amount owed is calculated as follows:
Delinquent Taxes and/or other Municipal Charges + Interest + Cost of Sale =
Total Amount Owed
To receive the exact amount owed, please contact the Tax Office at 201-337-8111 ext. #2009, #2010
All payments received after November 10 MUST be made using guaranteed funds: cash or cashier’s check. Any other forms of payment WILL NOT be accepted. All other checks WILL be returned. In addition, the online tax payment system will not be available the last two weeks in December and the first week of January.
The statute also requires a Public Notice of Tax Sale. All delinquencies as of 11/11 of the current year will appear in the Public Notice.
Note: Failure of the property owner to receive a notice of tax sale properly mailed by the Tax Collector shall not constitute grounds to void the subsequent tax sale.
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.
|Debra Benigno, CTC||Tax Collector||Ext. 2009|