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Tax Collection
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Maryann Amiano
Tax Collector

Elsa Diaz
Deputy Tax Collector

221 South 5th Ave
Highland Park, NJ  08904

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

Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
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.

Taxes
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.  Tax 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 Utility
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  
Final readings are done only for properties being sold and must be scheduled at least 5 days prior to a closing.  A final request form must be filled out and emailed to .  There is a $30 fee for all Final Readings.

Water/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

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
1-800-882-6597


Homestead Rebate 1-888-238-1233


Tax Sale
In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one 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 process. 

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 follows:

Delinquent Taxes/Other 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. 

Secure Drop Box
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. 



2018 Final tax bills are currently in the process of being mailed. Residents should receive their tax bill by August 10th. Tax bills may be remitted through August 30th without an interest charge. If you have not received your bill by August 10th, please check the website at www.hpboro.com or call the Tax Office (after August 10th) at 732-819-3788.

2018 Final tax bills are currently in the process of being mailed. Residents should receive their tax bill by August 10th. Tax bills may be remitted through August 30th without an interest charge. If you have not received your bill by August 10th, please check the website at www.hpboro.com or call the Tax Office (after August 10th) at 732-819-3788.

2018 Final tax bills are currently in the process of being mailed. Residents should receive their tax bill by August 10th. Tax bills may be remitted through August 30th without an interest charge. If you have not received your bill by August 10th, please check the website at www.hpboro.com or call the Tax Office (after August 10th) at 732-819-3788.




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