|Tax Collector:||Lidia Leszczynski, CTC|
|Tax Clerk:||Suzanne Donadio|
198 North Washington Avenue
|Phone:||201-387-4055 ext. 4065|
First Monday of Every Quarter
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.
Tax Payments Due Dates
Quarterly payments become due on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
***WHEN OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY CHANGES, THE TAX BILL IS TO BE FORWARDED TO THE NEW OWNER(S) OR THEIR PAYING AGENT.***
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.
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.
Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you do require a receipt please send your entire tax bill as well as a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a validated Tax Bill will be returned to you.
In the State of New Jersey postmark is not acceptable for meeting the grace period deadline. The payment must be in the hands of the collector by 4:30 of the last day of the grace period. Placing the payment in the lock box outside the tax office is not acceptable. Payments are removed the next business day from the box and interest is charged accordingly. All interest due must be paid first and then the balance is applied to the outstanding principal, paying the oldest bill first and working forward. Whatever principal balance is still due will be considered delinquent and begin to accrue interest.
***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.***
Current Year (2011) Homestead Benefit
Most eligible homeowners received their 2011 homestead benefit as a credit applied to property tax bills in August 2013. Those homeowners who either sold their home prior to filing the homestead benefit application, or whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community will be issued a benefit in the form of a check or direct deposit in August 2013. Tenants will not receive a 2011 rebate. The deadline for filing 2011 applications was December 14, 2012.