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Montclair Township

Tax Office

Taxes due Feb1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1Joan Kozeniesky, Tax Assessor
Township Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
First Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-509-4918

The Township Tax Assessor values all real and personal property in the Township for the purpose of assessments and taxation in accordance with general law; prepares the tax list and duplicates as required by law and maintains adequate assessment records of each and every parcel of real property assessed; has property of and maintains an up-to-date Township Tax Map and provides for the recording thereon all changes in ownership or character of the property assessed; makes all special assessments of benefits for local improvements and represents the Township before the Essex County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Tax Court and any other boards, agencies and governmental authorities as may be necessary.

Tax Collector's Office
Township Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
First Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Please call Tax Collector's Office for billing questions.

Phone: 973-509-4923, 4922, 4921


New Jersey homeowners will begin to receive their 2013 Homestead Benefit application packets shortly. The Division of Taxation will be mailing applications over the next three weeks according to the schedule below. The deadline for filing is Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

The Homestead Benefit application delivery dates by county are as follows:

Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Aug. 25

Camden, Hudson, Hunterdon, Salem, Somerset Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Aug. 28

Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Warren Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Aug. 31

Morris, Ocean Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Sept. 3

Atlantic, Essex, Monmouth, Sussex Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Sept. 5

Cape May, Union Counties: Delivery Expected to Begin Sept. 9


Residents are asked to make every effort to pay outstanding 2014 property taxes, water and sewer charges before October 20, 2015 to avoid being placed on the tax sale list. The tax sale sale will be October 20, 2015

To make water payment arrangements, call 973-509-4925, 4924. 

To make tax payment arrangements, call 973-509-4923, 4922, 4921.

To make sewer payment arrangements call 973509-4977.

No personal, business or online checks or online payments will be accepted. Certified check, bank check, cash are the only forms of payment that will be accepted. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Pay Your Taxes and Utility Bills Online PDF Print E-mail

Montclair residents may pay their tax and utility bills online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards.

User convenience fees are as follows:

• Visa debit card: $3.95

• All other debit and credit cards: 2.95%

• Electronic check $1.05 per transaction

Go to online payments portal

Tax Payment Due Dates and Grace Periods PDF Print E-mail

Tax payments are due four times a year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Tax payments have a 10-day grace period -- on the 11th day of each quarter tax payments are subject to interest.

The interest on late payments for taxes is calculated at a rate of 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% for any amount over $1500.00, retroactive to the first of the month.

If you have any questions about tax payments, please call the Tax Department at (973)509-4923, 4922, 4921.