TAX COLLECTIONS

PAYMENT OF TAXES

Tax payments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.  Make checks payable to “City of Jersey City".  Payments may be made:

  1.  In person at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Room 101, by cash, check, money order or cashier’s check.

  2.  By Mail, Current Taxes only, addressed to “City of Jersey City, P.O. Box 2025, Jersey City, N.J. 07303

  3.  Online by debit from your checking account or Credit Card at “taxes.cityofjerseycity.com”.  The ACH payment Authorization form should be emailed to Amatom@jcnj.org, not mailed.  The Confirmation is sent to the property owner.

  4. By signing up for an automatic debit each quarter from your checking account. Call 201-547-5124.

If you choose to pay your taxes at City Hall please bring your whole bill with you. 

Your canceled check is your receipt if you pay by check.  We do not make copies of checks; please do not ask us to.  There is a $5.00 fee to provide you with a copy of this bill.  There is a $20.00 fee for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

 

There is a 10 day grace period, which means that we must receive your payment in our office by the 10th of February, May, August, and November.  If the 10th falls on the weekend or a holiday that City Hall is not open, the last day of the grace period will be on the first business day after the 10thPostmark is not accepted as a payment date, the payment date is the date that the payment is received in the Tax Collector’s office, as per New Jersey State Law.

 

INTEREST CHARGES

When a payment is received after the grace period interest will be charged.  Interest in the amount of 8% per annum is charged on the first $1,500.00 of delinquency and 18% per annum on the amount over $1,500.00.  Your account will remain at the 18% threshold until it is brought current.  Interest accrues daily.

 

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

You may be eligible for a $250.00 annual tax deduction if you are a Veteran, Widow/Widower of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, Disabled Citizen, or Surviving Spouse of a Senior Citizen or Disabled Citizen.  Please Contact our office for more information.

If you are a Totally Disabled Veteran you may qualify for a full tax exemption of your property taxes.  Please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office at 201-547-5132 for more information.

 

TAX SALE

All municipalities in the State of New Jersey are required to hold a tax sale for unpaid municipal charges that remain unpaid at the end of the yearly billing and payment cycle, November 11th.  Any municipal charge that remains unpaid and is delinquent as of November 11 in Jersey City will be subject to Tax Sale before the close of the calendar year.  The 2017 Tax Sale is scheduled for December 19, 2017.  Your property is not sold at tax sale; your outstanding municipal debt is paid by a Lienholder in exchange for an amount interest, penalties and statutory fees that they will earn on the amount they paid to the municipality, not to exceed 18%.  The Lienholder is able to pay any charges that become delinquent on the account once they hold the lien and add those charges to the lien balance.  If the lien is not redeemed within two years from the date of the Tax Sale the Lienholder has the right to begin a foreclosure action.  Please contact our office sooner, rather than later if you are having difficulty paying your property taxes, water or sewer bills.

 

TAX APPEALS

You cannot appeal the dollar amount of your property taxes in the State of New Jersey.  You may appeal the assessed value of your property.  An appeal must be submitted by April 1st.  You will be mailed a postcard by the Tax Assessor’s office in January of 2018 that will provide your 2018 Assessment and information about how to file an Appeal.

 

Tax Abatements 

The Tax Collections office Our office also includes the staff that monitors the long-term Tax Abatements and the 5-year pilot accounts. 

 

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5124
  • phone(201) 547-5125
  • fax(201) 547-4254
  • 280 Grove Street
    Room 101
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Anne Doyle, City Tax Collector

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