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Montclair Township

Finances & Taxes

Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Third Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Municipal Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Anthony Blasi, Acting Chief Financial Officer
973-509-4964
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Joan Kozeniesky, Tax Assessor
973-509-4918
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Edward Cho, Purchasing Agent
973-509-4982
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Tax Collector/Tax Billing Questions:
205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-4923, 4922, 4921

Sewer Billing Questions:
205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor (same as Tax Collector's office)
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-4977, 4921, 4922, 4923, 4924, 4925

Water Billing Questions:
205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor (same as Tax Collector's office)
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-4924 / 4925

The Finance Department is responsible for municipal accounting, budgeting and financial controls, tax assessments, water utility, sewer utility and tax collections.



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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Now accepting Visa cards for utility bill payments.

Pay your tax and utility bills online by debit card, credit card and e-check 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

 
S&P Upgrades Township’s GO Debt Outlook to “Positive” PDF Print E-mail

For the second time this year the Township of Montclair received positive news from  Standard & Poor’s - the credit rating agency revised its outlook on Township’s general obligation (GO) debt from “stable” to “positive” while affirming  its “AA+” rating. Standard & Poor’s also assigned an “AA+” rating, with a “positive” outlook to Montclair’s series 2014A and taxable series 2014B Parking Utility refunding bonds, stating that the general obligation debt rating reflects what S&P considers “the Township’s improved economic metrics.”

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Montclair Bond Rating Upgraded 2 notches to AA+ PDF Print E-mail

Mayor Robert JacksonUnemployment down to 4.7%, Reserves up to 7.3%, Debt Down 12%

Citing strong management, a strong local economy and strong budgetary performance, Standard & Poor’s rating services has raised Montclair Township’s bond rating by two notches from AA- to AA+. This rare two-step jump is the latest indication that the Township is heading in a positive direction and strengthening its financial foundation.

The increase marks the second upgrade of the Township’s rating since 2012. The ratings upgrade means more favorable borrowing rates moving forward.

Over last two years the Township has taken many key steps to improving its fiscal health.  Through refinancing efforts the municipality saved approximately $1.5 million over the life of outstanding bonds. Outstanding debt has been lowered from $226 million (12-31-09) to $197 million (12-31-13), a decrease of more than 12%.

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Property Tax in New Jersey: A Short and Simple Glimpse PDF Print E-mail

Property Taxes graphicThe New Jersey State League of Municipalities provides an informative Property Tax in New Jersey brochure which explaines the factors that go into deterining what a home owner's or local business' annyal property tax will be. It also discusses the history ad administration of proprety taxes in the state.

See: A Short and Simple Glimpse at the Property Tax in New Jersey on the New Jersey State League of Municipalities website.