Property Tax Information

Property Tax Information

1.    Tax Bills:
Tax Bills are typically mailed once a year, during the summer, consisting of four quarterly payments.   Sometimes, an estimated tax bill for a specific quarter may be mailed separately.  As per N.J.S.A 54:4-64, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation of the tax payer.  Tax payments are scheduled as follows:

a.    1st Quarter due:  February 1st
b.    2nd Quarter due:  May 1st
c.    3rd Quarter due: August 1st
d.    4th Quarter due: November 1st

2.    Grace Period:
A 10 days Grace period is allowed to make tax payments without interest charges.  Payments must be received in the tax office by the 10th of the month due in order to avoid interest charges.  If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline for payment would be extended to the next business day. Postmark on the envelope is not an indication of receipt by the tax Collector.  If payments are not received within the grace period, interest is calculated at the rate of 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% for any amount over $1,500 from the date the payment was originally due.

3.    Tax Payments:
In Person – Checks (Payable to ‘Township of Teaneck’) or cash at the counters in the tax office.  
Mail – Checks to: Tax Collector, 818 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Drop Box – Drop Box is placed outside the building for use during non-business hours.
Online Payments * – Online payment on the township website  
(* fee for online payment – using an E-Check $1.95 per transaction.  Using a Debit or Credit card – 2.95% of the transaction amount)

4.    Receipts
Remittances requiring receipt  must  be accompanied by the entire tax bill  with a self-addressed stamped envelope . Otherwise, detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check, made payable to the Township of Teaneck- the cancelled check will be your receipt.

5.    Online Tax Information and Notifications:
You may view tax information and obtain tax bill, free of cost, on the township website  and selecting the tab ‘Pay taxes online’.  
You may also sign up for ‘Alert me’ on the website to receive email notification regarding tax payments and other important information.

6.    When Mortgage is Paid off:
Please inform the Tax office in writing that your mortgage has been satisfied and all future tax
bills should be mailed to the address provided with.  You may send the written request to:
a. Mail: Tax collector, 818 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
b. Email: Click Here
c. Fax : 201-833-1129
d. In person: At the Tax Office, 818 Teaneck Rd.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights:
 Taxpayer Bill Of Rights.pdf

New Home Owners:

Please note it can take up to 90 days from when your attorney/title company notifies the Bergen County Clerk’s office of the name change on the deed for the change to occur.  During this time the tax bills will be mailed to the current owner of record, as the update in the name change doesn’t always coincide with the annual mailing of the tax bill. It will be your responsibility  to obtain payment information to pay your taxes on time. You may either call the office at 201-837-1600 X1225 or visit our website, select “Pay/View Taxes online” and follow the prompts.

As per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation of the tax payer.