Deputy Tax Collector
221 South 5th Ave
Ph: (732) 819-3788
Ph: (732) 819-3787
Fx: (732) 777-6006
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tax bills are mailed once per year in July and include the third and fourth quarters of the current tax year and the first and second quarters of the upcoming tax year.
Property taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st . Failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the due date or the date that interest begins to accrue. It is the responsibility of each tax payer to obtain the amount due on their property. There is a 10 day grace period. T ax payments received after the grace period will accrue interest back to the first. The interest rate for delinquent taxes by state statute is as follows: The first $1500 of delinquency is at 8% (APR) any balance over $1500 is at 18%. The 18% interest remains until the delinquency is brought current. A 6% year-end penalty will be assessed on the last day of the fiscal year on delinquent accounts in excess of $10,000.
Water/Sewer bills are due quarterly on the last business day of the following months: March, June, September and December. Readings are taken in February, May, August and November. Payments received after the due date will accrue interest at the same rate as delinquent taxes.
Final Meter Readings
Minimum Water Charge (0-799 Cu Ft)
$35.55 flat charge
Minimum Sewer Charge (0-799 Cu Ft)
$28.30 flat charge
Water Charge (800-999 Cu Ft)
$46.09 flat charge
Sewer Charge (800-999 Cu Ft)
$36.37 flat charge
Water Charge (1,000-9,999 Cu Ft)
$57.57 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Sewer Charge (1,000-9,999 Cu Ft)
$44.01 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Water Charge (10,000+ Cu Ft)
$61.60 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Sewer charge (10,000+ Cu Ft)
$47.09 per 1,000 Cu Ft
Property Tax Relief Programs
$250 Tax Deduction available for Senior Citizens, Disabled, Veterans and Surviving Spouses if you qualify.
PTR Senior Freeze(Property Tax Reimbursement) eligibility requirements apply
Homestead Rebate 1-888-238-1233
Tax SaleIn New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least
tax sale per year. The properties sold at the tax sale are those with
delinquent property taxes and/or municipal charges. (Pursuant to N.J.S.A
54:5-19). The Borough of Highland Park will hold its annual online accelerated
tax lien sale on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM.
Due to the observance of Veteran’s Day, the November due date
for taxes was extended to Tuesday, November 12, 2019. All delinquencies as of
the close of business on November 12, 2019, are now subject to the tax sale
Per this process, delinquencies will be subject to a 2% cost of
tax sale (up to $100). In addition, delinquencies will be subject to a mailing
fee of $25 for each mailing. Two mailings are scheduled during this process.
After November 12, 2019, the amount owed is calculated as
Municipal Charges + Interest + Cost of Sale
+ Mailing Fees =
Total Amount Owed
All payments received after November 12, 2019, MUST be
made using guaranteed funds: cash, cashier’s check or money order. Any other
forms of payment WILL NOT be accepted. In addition, the online
credit/debit card payment options WILL NOT be available after
November 12, 2019.
The statute also requires a Public Notice of Tax Sale. If
payment is not received by November 12, 2019, the property owner’s name will
appear in this Public Notice.
Note: Failure of the property owner to receive a notice of tax
sale properly mailed by the Tax Collector shall not constitute grounds to void
the subsequent tax sale.
There is a secure drop box for Tax and Water payments located to the left of the front entrance of Borough Hall for your convenience marked "Please put payments here." All
payments left in the drop box will be posted on the next business day. Please do
not leave cash payments in the drop box. Secure Drop Box