As a Statutory Officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is responsible for the billing reporting, enforcement and collection of Property Taxes for the Township of Hillside including sewer billing and other municipal charges. Property Tax bills are issued annually.
Your property tax bill includes taxes collected for the County of Union, County of Union Open Space Fund, Hillside Board of Education and the Township of Hillside. After collection, payments are made to the County of Union and Hillside Board of Education for their portion of the taxes. The balance of the monies collected is used to fund local municipal expenses. However, New Jersey's Fiscal Laws require the Municipal Government of Hillside to serve as a billing and collection agency for all three separate entities.
Taxpayers are urged to read all of the information contained on the front and the back of their tax bills. Please note that according to New Jersey State Law (NJSA54:4-64), failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from payment of taxes. If you do not receive your tax bill please contact the Tax Office.
SONYA L. WINGATE, TAX COLLECTOR
DEBORAH FOSTER, CLERK
1409 Liberty Ave,
Hillside, NJ 07205
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
If you are mailing your payments, please note that payments are processed based on the date we receive it and not the postmark date on the envelope so please make sure you allow enough mailing time.
A ten-day grace period to the 10th of the month is allowed after which interest is charged from the first day of the month in which payments are due. For example, the First Quarter taxes are due on February 1 each year. If payments are received after February 10, interest is retroactive to the original due date of February 1 as per New Jersey Statue 54:4-66.
NEW OWNERS: New owners should contact the tax office for a tax bill if the former owner has not given the tax bills directly to them at the sale of the property.
Although your property tax bill is only mailed once per year, taxes are due on a quarterly basis on the following dates:
• February 1
• May 1
• August 1
• November 1
Payments can be made in person by check, cash or money order, and by mail by check or money order. Please make checks and money orders payable to the Township of Hillside.