Tax Collection

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tax Bills

Tax bills are mailed twice a year. During June an “estimated” tax bill is mailed for the August 1st tax quarter. Once the final tax rate is certified by the Essex County Board of Taxation a final tax bill for the November 1st tax quarter and the preliminary tax bills for the first and second tax quarters due February 1st and May 1st of the following year are mailed during September.


Property tax bills are due and payable on the first day of February, May, August and November. There is a 10 day grace period. Payment must be received by 4:30 pm on the 10th of the month that taxes are due. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the grace period is extended to the next business day. If payment is received after the grace period interest accrues back to the due date of the 1st of the month. The State of New Jersey does not permit the acceptance of postmarks.

Failure to Receive a Tax Bill

It is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the Tax Collector the amount of taxes due. If you have recently purchased the property or lost your tax bill please call the Tax Collector’s Office to obtain the amount of taxes due or to request a copy of your tax bill.

Payments may be made by check, cash or money orders. Tax payments can be made by mail or in person. There is an after-hours drop box located in the lobby across from the police desk.


Remittances requiring a receipt must be accompanies by the entire tax bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate tax stub and mail with your check. The cancelled check will be your receipt.

PILOT Program

The Township is giving the Cedar Grove Board of Education $1.2 million dollars annually from PILOT funds. We put together a FAQ document that answers the following questions CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENT;

  • What is a PILOT Program?
  • What has the Township decided?
  • How much money is the Township providing to the District and where is this money coming from?
  • How did the Township determine that $1.2 million is the appropriate amount to give to the Board of Education?
  • Why did the Township choose to use Budgetary Per Pupil Cost in determining the funds it will provide?
  • Will the money provided to the District be enough?
  • Why is the Township providing these funds if it is not required to do so?

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