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908.756.0080

15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Tax Collector

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15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ 07069

P: (908) 756-8333

Tax Collector Updates

Tax payments may be mailed to the address above, made in person during business hours, paid online or placed in the overnight drop box located near the side door lower level of Borough Hall marked Tax Office for your convenience. All payments left in the drop box will be posted on the next business day. Please do not leave cash payments in the drop box. There is a 10 day grace period. Tax payments received after the grace period accrue interest back to the first. The interest rate for delinquent taxes by state statute is as follows: The first $1500 of delinquency is at 8% (APR) any balance over $1500 is at 18%. The 18% interest remains until the delinquency is brought current. A 6% year-end penalty will be assessed on the last day of the fiscal year on delinquent accounts in excess of $10,000.

Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. If you misplace your bill, please call the office and we can send a duplicate copy. New residents who do not receive a tax bill from the seller of a newly purchased home at closing may call the tax office to request a copy. If your taxes are escrowed, you receive a bill marked "THIS IS NOT A BILL FOR ADVICE ONLY" at the time bills are sent out. This is exactly like the bill sent to the mortgage company and can be used to pay your taxes once you know the MORTGAGE COMPANY is no longer paying. Failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the due date or the date that interest begins to accrue. It is the responsibility of each tax payer to obtain the amount due on their property.

Sewer Utility Due July 1st each year with a 30 day grace period. After 30 days interest follows the schedule above.

Special Assessment Taxes: Sewer Assessments and Curbing Assessments when in default can be advertised and sold in a Tax Sale to enforce payment thereof, following the same procedure as delinquent taxes. Payments are due annually on February 15, July 31, or September 14. Check your schedule. Payment schedules can also be found here.

Mortgage Company Changes Or Mortgage Paid Off
When your mortgage is paid off or you change mortgage companies, the tax office should be notified in writing.