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Tax Collection
Property Tax Bill Delay
Constance Ludden
Tax Collector

Elsa Diaz
Tax Utility Clerk

221 South 5th Ave
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Ph: (732) 819-3788
Ph: (732) 819-3787
Fx: (732) 777-6006

Monday & Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: Closed

There has been a statewide delay in tax bill distribution. Residents should receive their tax bill by August 1. Payment of tax bills may be remitted through August 30 to the Borough Tax Office without an interest charge. 

If you have not received your bill by August 1, please check the website or call the Tax Office (after August 1) at 732-819-3788.

Tax Billing

Tax bills are mailed once per year in August and include the third and fourth quarters of the current tax year and the first and second quarters of the upcoming tax year.

Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights 

Tax Due Dates

February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

There is a 10 day grace period for each quarter.  After 10 days interest at the statutory rate of 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on amounts greater than $1,500 and is retroactive to the first of the month.

On-Line Payment

Pay On Line

Property Tax Relief Programs

Homestead Homeowner Rebate 888-238-1233
Property Tax Reimbursement 800-882-6597

Utility Collection
Water Billing 

Water bills are paid are mailed four times a year.

Water Bill Due Dates
  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December

Water Meter Readings
  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

Water and Sewer Rates Per Cycle

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

1,000 cubic feet of water equals 7,480 Gallons

8% interest will be charged on the first $1,500.00 of arrears and 18% interest on the remaining balance if not paid by the due date.

It is hereby established for the Calendar Year 2018 the following surcharges based on water consumption during the Calendar Year 2017:

Usage Amount Surcharge Rate
0 to 3,196 Cu Ft $63.80 flat charge
3,197 to 3,996 Cu Ft $71.58 flat charge
3,997 to 39,999 Cu Ft $19.45 per 1,000 Cu Ft
40,000 and up Cu Ft $21.40 per 1,000 Cu Ft

The surcharge provided for hereinabove shall be billed quarterly together with the water consumption for 2018 based upon the water consumption rates set forth in Section 328-23 of the Code of the Borough of Highland Park, 2010.

Any municipal lien remaining unpaid on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the current fiscal year is subject to Tax Sale at anytime thereafter (Ch 99, PL 1977)

221 S. Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Ph: (732) 572-3400