Tax / Finance

Tax Collection Office Hours:
Joi Apar - Tax Collector / Deputy Treasurer
Mon - Thurs:  8:30AM to 4:30PM
(Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
Friday: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Phone: 201-666-8797 / F: 201-664-8281
Tax Office Room 204
CFO Office Hours:                                   

John Corcoran  -  CMFO  Ext. 109

Mon. thru Thurs:  10:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: (201) 666 - 8804 (CMFO Only)              


Dina Tarabocchia - Purchasing/Payroll 
Phone: (201) 664-1734  
Room 206 - 2nd Fl (Purch / Payroll) 

 
For your convenience, the BLUE DROP BOX outside Town Hall is PERMANENT. You may continue using it for INCOMING property tax payments and correspondence. Payments must be in a sealed envelope, addressed to the proper department and identified by address and block & lot. *Tax payments dropped-off after business hours or on holidays will be credited to the next business day. 
                      ***NO CASH SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE MAIL/DROP BOX***
                                  
• ONLINE PAYMENT FEE NOTICE  *Fees are charged by the processor, not the Township. 
Credit & debit card payments are accepted for online payments only & will be assessed a processing fee.

2022 PROPERTY TAX BILLS – Estimated bills for 3rd Quarter/August property taxes were mailed end of June/early July. Billing for the remaining quarters will be mailed end of September/early October. Click Here for information on Estimated Tax Bills.
 

MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE:
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 - with a grace period of 10 days inclusive of the due date, unless otherwise noted. Payments not received by the end of grace period will be charged interest accruing back to the due date of the 1st.

Pay Property Taxes HERE*Tax Office Late night till 6PM - on the last day of the grace period for each qtr. 

Post mark dates are not accepted under any circumstances! Payments must be received in the Tax Office by the due date/grace period.

PLEASE INCLUDE QUARTERLY STUB WITH BAR CODE WHEN SENDING/DROPPING PAYMENT

YOU MAY PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES BY THE FOLLOWING:
Online through the Township Website: www.TwpOfWashington.us
Scroll to & click “Online Tax Payment” icon on home page and follow the prompts.

Blue drop-box along pathway outside Town Hall. Payments must be in a sealed envelope w/stub and check, addressed to “Tax Office.”

Remit a check made payable to: Township of Washington
Mail to: Tax Collector, 350 Hudson Ave, Twp of Washington, NJ 07676 – please include stub w/bar code.

If you wish your tax bill to be stamped “PAID”, enclose entire bill with payment and include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail back to you.

Pay in person at the Tax Collector’s office-2nd floor of municipal building. We request you bring your entire bill if paying in person.

Submit a check through your own bank via online banking, please request it in enough time for the check to reach us by the due date/grace period. Check with your bank for delivery times.

 

UPDATES / NOTICES FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR:

NJ Property Tax Relief Programs Sr. Freeze & Homestead Benefit   

Homestead Benefit  - Credits have been applied to the  2nd Quarter - please make note of the reduced balance due on May1. Adjusted bills were mailed the beginning of April. Please contact the tax office with any questions.

2021 Senior Freeze – Information is now available on the NJ Division of Taxation website! Applications for tax year 2021 were mailed to residents in early March. Visit here for updated informaton as it is available from the state. 

***Residents should not confuse the Homestead Benefit with the Senior Freeze. They are separate programs with different eligibility requirements, different applications, and different filing schedules***
 

Pay Property Taxes Online

NEW HOMEOWNERS:
 
Welcome to the Township of Washington! When we are notified of deed changes by the Bergen County Clerk’s office, we update the property record and send you a current tax bill. However, those notifications don’t always coincide with property tax due dates. Please contact us if you need a tax bill – 201-666-8797.

By Statute, the validity of tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall not be affected by the failure of the taxpayer to receive a bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessment. 

The Tax Collector is responsible for the annual billing, reporting, enforcing, and the quarterly collection of property taxes, as mandated by the State of New Jersey.