TAX COLLECTOR

2022 FINAL TAX RATE IS $2.802

2022 FINAL/2023 PRELIMINARY TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED ON 9/13/22. FOURTH QUARTER IS DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2022. PLEASE NOTE THAT 2022 TAXES MUST BE CURRENT BY 11/10/22 TO AVOID THE TAX SALE PROCESS AND ADDITIONAL FEES AND REGULATIONS. CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

“No Cash” Policy effective – Click Here

Payment Options for Property Taxes:

  • Pay on our website – See Details Below
  • US Mail/Delivery Service
  • Drive-thru Drop Box
  • Pay in Person, mask optional

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:

  • ACH/Checking account withdrawal: $1.05
  • Credit/debit card transactions: 2.95%

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 ecoccia@hackensack.org.

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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:

  • TWO tax bills are mailed out per year:
    • An Estimated Tax Bill for 3rd quarter taxes is mailed by June 30th with an August 1st due date.
    • The Final/Preliminary Tax Bill is mailed by September 30th with three remittance advice slips: 4th quarter is due November 1st, 1st quarter is due February 1st, and 2nd quarter is due May 1st. Hackensack is a calendar year municipality despite this billing format.
  • If your bank or mortgage company escrows for your property taxes, the original bill will be sent to them and an “advice copy” will be sent to you.
  • If you DO NOT receive your Final/Preliminary bill by October 10th, please call our office, or you may visit our website for your figures.
  • If your mailing address has changed and you are the owner, please contact this office in writing advising us where all correspondence should be sent. You may e-mail the Tax Collector at ecoccia@hackensack.org.
  • N.J.S.A. 54:4-64 states that failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a taxpayer from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to obtain a bill if one is not received.

When and How to Pay Your Property Taxes

Tax due dates are as follows:

Quarter

Months Covered

Statutory Due Date

1st Quarter

January – March

February 1

2nd Quarter

April – June

May 1

3rd Quarter

July – September

August 1

4th Quarter

October – December

November 1

·         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

 

Submitting Payment

We offer multiple methods of payment for your convenience:

·         Online payment via our WIPP online system: http://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0223

·         Walk-in during our office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

o   We do not accept credit/debit cards in office—should you wish to pay via your credit/debit card or ACH e-check, please see our online payment system above

o   Per Ordinance #31-2021, the City is no longer accepting cash payments in excess of $10.00. Personal checks and money orders are still accepted.

·         Mailing in your payment to the above address – payment must be received by the 10thpostmark is not accepted.

·         Drive-thru drop box located in the driveway of the Municipal Complex, exiting State Street—available 24/7. We ask that NO CASH PAYMENTS are to be left in the drop box—we will not be responsible for any cash.

 

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.

Mortgage Satisfied

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 ecoccia@hackensack.org or fax to 201-646-0745.

Fees

  • Checks returned NSF (insufficient funds): $20.00 (per N.J.S.A. 40:5-18)
  • Duplicate tax bills: one courtesy copy per calendar year; $5.00 each thereafter
  • Lien redemption requests: first two free as courtesy per calendar year; $50.00 each thereafter (per Ordinance #16-2010)

Accelerated Tax Lien Sale

Our 2022 Accelerated Tax Lien Sale will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 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 ecoccia@hackensack.org. You will receive your bidder number as confirmation of registration. Please email us with any questions. The Tax Sale List will appear here in mid-November.

Our 2021 Tax Lien Sale was held on December 28, 2021. All items were sold. The City continues to have zero municipal liens.

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 ecoccia@hackensack.org or call the Tax Office at (201) 646-3928 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.

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

Property Tax Relief Program UPDATE: 2019 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) The Governor’s budget fully funds the 2019 Senior Freeze program. Payments are expected to be mailed to eligible taxpayers beginning on October 15, 2020. 2017 Homestead Benefit 2017 Homestead Benefit payments will be paid to eligible taxpayers beginning in May 2021. To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597 To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597 To listen to information or to order an application: 1-800-323-4400 Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300 Taxation e-mail address for general tax questions:nj.taxation@treas.state.nj.us Homestead Benefit Credit (Formerly known as Homestead Rebate) Eligible New Jersey homeowners will not receive Homestead property credits on their November 1st real estate tax bill. Click Here To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 To file application: 1-877-658-2972 Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml Checks are no longer issued by the State. Credits are issued and stay with the property. Credits cannot be applied to delinquent taxes. All questions concerning the Homestead Benefit program should be directed to the Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233

Bergen County Geographic Information System

You can also try using Bergen County’s GIS system. County GIS contains assessment information by block & lot, address and owner name. Click here to enter the County’s GIS system.

 

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