Mission & Purpose
The Tax Collector's Office, managed by the Tax Collector who is a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, is responsible for the billing, reporting, enforcement and collection of property taxes for the Township of Hillside, including sewer billing, other municipal charges, and annual tax sale. Property tax bills are issued annually.
The tax bill will include the third and fourth quarter taxes of the current year and the following year's preliminary first and second quarter taxes. Property taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. The grace period is ten calendar days following the due date. The State of New Jersey does not permit postmarks as proof of payment. All payments must physically be in the Tax Office when we close at 4:00 PM in order to be credited that day.
Interest on a late payment will be charged at a rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 and 18% on the remaining balance, reverting to the statutory due date. A 6%-year end penalty will be charged on a delinquency in excess of $10,000.00.
Tax and sewer payments can be made via mail, in person or online.
Failure to Receive Bill by Mail
Please take notice that according to New Jersey Law, failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse you from paying taxes on time or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
For information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation's website at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml