|Tax Collector:||Juan Carlos Ortiz, CTC|
|Tax Clerk:||Lainie Ganley|
198 North Washington Avenue
|Phone:||201-387-4055 ext. 7
First Monday of Every Quarter
Pay Property Taxes Online
Online payment of taxes may be made at:ÂÂ https://www.cit-e.net/bergenfield-nj/cit-e-access/TaxBill_Std/?TID=171&TPID=15731
Pay Utilites Online
Online payment for utilities may be made at:ÂÂ https://www.cit-e.net/bergenfield-nj/cit-e-access/Edm_UtilityBill/?TID=171&TPID=15732
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION OF THE TAX PAYER.
Payments: You can make a payment using a check, money order, cash or a debit/credit card.
For your convenience, there is a mail slot at the main Tax Office window that can be used to drop off tax payments at any time. All payments dropped off through the mail slot by 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, will be posted that 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.
Interest: 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.
Credit Cards: You can now pay your property taxes with a debit/credit card at the tax office window (a third party convenience fee of 2.65% applies) or on the Borough website www.bergenfield.com.
Tax payments due dates: Quarterly payments become due on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
Receipts: 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.
Returned checks: If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.
Tax Sale: Any municipal lien remaining unpaid is subject to sale on the 11th day of the 11th month of the current tax year.
Tax Appeals: 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.
Property Tax Reimbursement (“Senior Freeze”): 1-800-882-6597
Homestead Benefit: 1-877-658-2972