Tax Collection

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

DCA – Winter Termination Program

The NJ Department of Community Affairs has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation for eligible residential customers receiving residential  sewer and water service from a local authority, municipal utility, or rural electric cooperative from November 15th through March 15th 2023. Winter Termination Program.

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ANCHOR program which provides property tax relief to homeowners. Under the ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program, homeowners making up to $250,000 per year are eligible to receive an average $700 rebate in FY2023 to offset property tax costs, lowering the effective average property tax cost back to 2016 levels for many households that were previously ineligible for property tax relief. Also, renters making up to $100,000 per year are eligible for a rebate up to $250 to help defray the cost of rent increases due to property taxes.

Instructions and an information guide to ANCHOR program can be obtained at

Eligible homeowners and eligible renters can apply online, by phone or upload or mail a paper application and necessary attachments using their electronic filing system. ANCHOR benefits online filing link is given below:

You can also apply by phone at 1-877-658-2972

The deadline for filing ANCHOR benefit application is December 30, 2022. ANCHOR benefits will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills.

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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