Tax Collector

The mission of the Tax Collectors Office is to adhere to the responsibilities of billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of property taxes and other municipal charges such as water/sewer utility payments - while providing a warm & friendly atmosphere for the residents & tax payers of the Borough of Roseland.

Contact Us: 973-403-6028 or email


We now offer an On Line Tax and Water/Sewer payment option.  Click on the link below:

General Information for Tax Payers
Assessment: Any questions concerning your tax assessment should be directed to the Tax Assessor. The Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of taxes only.

Preliminary and Final Taxes: The first half taxes (Preliminary) of any year are based on 1/2 of the previous years' taxes. When the bill for the second half taxes (Final) is rendered, the tax rate has been established and the total years' tax fixed. The estimated (Preliminary) amount is deducted and the remainder becomes your second half taxes. N.J.S.A. 54:4-64. 

Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. The Borough does grant a 10-day grace period. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, make payment on next business day. Please note that the State Statute  does not permit postmarks. Taxes must be received in our office on or before the 10th. N.J.S.A. 54:4-67
All payments may be made by cash, check or money orders. You may bring in your payment, or mail the payment. Bank checks for lien redemptions are required. 
For those making payments online through their banks, please allow 7-10 days for this process so that we receive the payments before the grace period ends. 

There will be a 25 day grace period from the date 2018 Final/2019 Preliminary taxes bills are mailed.  
Receipts: Remittances requiring a 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, the cancelled check will be your receipt. Payments should be mailed to Borough of Roseland, 140 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ  07068

Utilities: The Office of the Tax Collector is also responsible for the billing and collection of utility charges. These charges are billed quarterly, as directed by the Borough Ordinances. If prior year's utility charges remain unpaid by December 31st, they are subject to the same tax sale law as for taxes. 

Water/Sewer payments are due quarterly.  Interest will be charged from the billing date if not paid by the due date indicated on the bill.