First quarter 2020 taxes are due February 1st, with a 10 day grace period. Tax payments received after the grace period will accrue interest back to February 1st. 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.
Payment must be received by February 10, 2020 to avoid interest charges. Checks should be made payable to the "Borough of Highland Park" and can be paid at the Borough Hall Tax Office, dropped off in the secure drop box at the front entrance of Borough Hall or paid online through your checking account or with your credit card.