Taxes

Tax Collection             

The Tax Collectors Office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 

Kathy Sireci, CTC
Tax Collector
Assistant to the CFO
Tel 201-587-7730 Ext 209
Fax 201-556-0581
deptax@rochelleparknj.gov 

James R. Tighe
Tax Assessor
Available Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6:30pm
201-587-7730 ext. 213

 

 

TAX COLLECTION

The Tax Collector is charged with the receipt and collection of all taxes, assessments and other fees both current and delinquent. All funds are remitted to the Finance Department. 

It is important to note that the municipal taxes are only a portion of a Rochelle Park property taxpayer’s obligation. Three other separate governmental entities, Bergen County government and Rochelle Park Local Public School District, develop and adopt their own budgets to be funded by taxes. 

However, New Jersey’s fiscal laws require the municipal government of Rochelle Park to serve as a billing and collection agency for all separate entities.

When mailing tax payments to the Township please ensure the envelope is clearly marked: Tax Office. 

 Tax Sale 2020

For more information about Tax Sales please click on the link below.

https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/programs/tax_collector_docs/elements_of_tax_sales_nj.pdf

Notice for Tax Search Companies – Please email your requests to DepTax@RochelleParkNJ.gov or Fax 201-556-0581

Property Tax Freeze

Do you qualify for a property tax freeze? Check here

Click here for the Guide to NJ Property Tax Relief Programs

 Important Notes:

Tax Payment Identification

If you are sending in a payment without the payment coupon from your tax bill, PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS (and qualifier number, if applicable.)  That is the reference we look for in order to properly apply your payment.   This is particularly important if you have a different name and/or address on your check than the property you are paying for.  Thank you for your cooperation.

No Post-Dated Checks

Date your check the date you are writing it, not a future date. This is called “post-dating”, and it makes it impossible for us to deposit your check on time.  We are not allowed to hold payments for residents, so make sure that you do not post-date checks.  We do not want to have to return it to you.

Tax Payment Due Dates

Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. The tax due dates are set by the State of New Jersey, and the only time the due date may be different is in the 3rd Quarter, if we have to wait for the tax rate from the county.  By law, we must provide at least 25 days between the date of mailing the tax bill and the due date, so we may have to extend the due date for the August installment.   Extension of  the due date due to late mailing is done by Resolution of the Mayor and Council.

Grace Period

We allow a 10-day grace period in case of illness or inclement weather, but please keep in mind that the 10th is not the due date – it is the last day to pay without interest. Taxes can be paid by mail, or left in the secure drop-box in our parking lot (up until 4pm of the last day of the grace period) or in person in Borough Hall.  If taxes are received after closing on the due date, according to New Jersey statute, interest is due.

 Information provided by:

Kathy Sireci, CTC
Tax Collector
Assistant to the CFO
Tel 201-587-7730 Ext 209
Fax 201-556-0581