Payment Options for Property Taxes:
View and Pay Property Taxes Online - Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
CLICK HERE to view billed/paid property taxes and/or to make a payment. Please note that there are outside vendor convenience fees:
These fees cannot be waived or reversed once the transaction is complete.
Our WIPP portal has been updated—CLICK HERE for instructions on how to create an account and schedule a payment.
If a lien has been placed on your property, the online payment option will not be available until the lien is redeemed. For additional information please contact us at 201-646-3927 between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or e-mail the Tax Collector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Property Owners – Welcome to Hackensack!
As a new property owner of Hackensack, it is your responsibility to be sure you know and understand your property tax obligations. It may take a few months before the County records your deed and notifies us of the ownership change. To ensure you receive all billings and communications from our office, please contact us between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm to provide new ownership information and your mailing address. You may view your current property tax bill and view/pay your property taxes here: http://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0223
As a statutory Officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures.
Here are some important facts you need to know about your tax bill:
When and How to Pay Your Property Taxes
Tax due dates are as follows:
Statutory Due Date
January – March
April – June
July – September
October – December
· There is a 10 calendar day grace period each quarter—payment must be received by 4:30 pm on the last day of the grace period to avoid interest.
· Should the 10th fall on a weekend or holiday, the grace period shall be extended to the next business day (i.e. November 10th falls on a Saturday, we are closed Monday, November 12th for Veterans Day—the grace period will be extended through Tuesday, November 13th).
· Interest accrues from the statutory due date for any payments received after the grace period, at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 and 18% on the balance.
· All property taxes and municipal charges must be current by November 10th of each year to avoid additional interest/charges due to the Accelerated Tax Sale process.
· State Statute does not permit post office postmarks as proof of payment. All payments must physically be in our office by 4:30 pm on the last day of the grace period to avoid interest.
· Please make all checks payable to the City of Hackensack and mail to:
City of Hackensack
Office of the Tax Collector
P.O. Box 608
Hackensack, NJ 07602-0608
We offer multiple methods of payment for your convenience:
Should you choose to mail in your payment, we ask that you include the stub from your bill with your payment. If you wish to receive a receipt, please include the entire tax bill along with a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment—otherwise, the canceled check shall be considered as proof of payment.
Please do not postdate your checks—we are unable to hold them as State Statues require payments to be deposited within 48 hours.
We DO NOT accept payments over the phone.
If your mortgage company or bank is no longer responsible for paying your real estate taxes, kindly contact the tax office immediately in writing via e-mail at email@example.com or fax to 201-646-0745.
Accelerated Tax Lien Sale
Our 2023 Accelerated Tax Lien Sale will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 10:00 am on the third floor of City Hall, 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please be sure to stop by the Tax Collector’s Office on the first floor for an updated list prior to the sale.
All bidders must register PRIOR TO THE SALE, by completing a Bidder Information Sheet and W-9 Form, and emailing them to the Tax Collector, Elisa Coccia, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive your bidder number as confirmation of registration. Please email us with any questions. The Tax Sale List will appear here mid-November.
Per N.J.S.A.54:5-19, when unpaid taxes or other municipal charges remain in arrears on the 11th day of the eleventh month in the fiscal year when the taxes or lien became in arrears, the collector charged with the duty, shall “enforce” the liens by means of a tax lien sale for the value of the delinquency. The taxpayer is not evicted and may continue to occupy the property. The taxpayer has two years from the date of the tax sale to redeem the lien or the lien holder may exercise their right to start the foreclosure process.
For further information, email the Tax Collector, Elisa Coccia, at email@example.com or call the Tax Office at (201) 646-3927 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Senior Citizen/Veteran Deductions
Seniors – If you were 65 years or older as of December 31st of the previous year, you may be eligible for a deduction of $250.00 annually, from your gross tax amount. Applicants must own and reside in the home on which the deduction is claimed. There is an income limitation of $10,000., combined income if married, excluding social security.
Veterans – If you have served in the armed forces or if you are a widow of a veteran that never remarried, you may be eligible for a deduction of $250.00 annually, from your gross tax amount. There is a 100% permanently disabled veteran deduction which grants full tax exemption for qualified veterans.
Applications and questions for the above deductions may be directed to the tax assessor’s office at: (201) 646-3924 or 3925 between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tax Appeal Information
If you wish to appeal your assessment, when you receive the post card from the Tax Assessor’s office in February, please call the County: (201) 336-6300 – Ask for a Petition to Appeal. Taxes must be current in order for your appeal to be heard. If an adjustment is due as a result of your hearing, it will be applied to the fourth quarter. Previous quarters must be paid as billed.
NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
Bergen County Board of Taxation
Two Bergen County Plaza – First Floor
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Phone (201) 336-6300
The deadline to file your Appeal is April 1st, unless there was a reassessment, then the deadline will be extended to May 1st. Any questions regarding the appeal process may be directed to the Tax Assessor’s office at (201) 646-3924 or 2925 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or call the Board of Taxation at (201) 336-6300.
NJ Tax Relief Programs
The State of New Jersey offers several “relief” programs, including the following:
· Property Tax Reimbursement (a.k.a. “Senior Freeze”)
· ANCHOR Program (replaces Homestead Rebate/Homestead Benefit)
· Property Tax Deduction/Credit ($250.00) – apply in the Assessor’s office for qualifications
To learn more about these programs please visit the State Division of the Treasury’s website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ or call the following numbers:
· PTR (Senior Freeze) Hotline: 800-882-6597
· ANCHOR Hotline: 888-238-1233
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