Taxpayer Information

Tax 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 & 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 Tax Due Dates:

Property taxes are due on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. 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.

Tax Payments:

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. You may also Pay Property Taxes Online.

Tax Bill 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.

Utility Billing:

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. You may also Pay Utility Bills Online.