Property Tax Bills - How & When To Pay
Tax Bill Mailing
The 2023 final/2024 preliminary tax bills were mailed July 26, 2023. The grace period for 3rd quarter taxes has been extended to August 25, 2023.
Property Tax bills are mailed out once a year, usually in mid-July, and include four quarterly installments. The bill mailed in July includes the 3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and the preliminary 1st and 2nd quarters of the next year. Payments are due on the following quarterly due dates:
- February 1st (1st quarter: January, February, and March)
- May 1st (2nd quarter: April, May, and June)
- August 1st (3rd quarter: July, August, and September)
- November 1st (4th quarter: October, November, and December)
We offer a 10-day grace period, the maximum allowed by state law. If the 10th falls on a weekend or a Borough holiday, the grace period is extended to the Borough's next business day.
Added Assessment Bills
2022 Added/Omitted Assessment bills were mailed on October 6, 2022, to property owners who either made upgrades to their property or had a tax status change from exempt to taxable. The added assessment bill is in addition to the regular bill that was mailed in July 2022. Both bills must be added together when making payment.
If improvements are made to your property, it may generate an added assessment bill in October after the regular bill has been mailed. The homeowner will then have two payments due for the 4th quarter of the current year and the 1st and 2nd quarters of the following year. If you have questions as to why this bill was generated, you should contact the Tax Assessor's Office. If a mortgage company is paying your taxes and our records reflect this relationship, they will receive a copy of this additional bill. However, not all mortgage companies will pay the added assessment. It is ultimately the homeowner's responsibility to find out if their mortgage company will pay or if they must submit payment on their own.
Tax payments can be made online, by mail, in person, or by direct withdrawal. See the following detailed options below:
Pay taxes online using our secure online payment center.
Pay your taxes, view your billing/payment history, and reprint your tax bill on our online payment site. (The URL at the top of the linked page will read wippii.edmundsassoc.com)
- Checking Account - No fee. This safe and secure payment method utilizes the United States banking system's Automated Clearing House (ACH) technology. Please be aware the money should be debited from your checking account within 2 business days. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to check and make sure the payment is debited from their bank account. If you enter an incorrect account number or the funds were not available in your account on the day you submitted payment this may lead to the bank rejecting the payment. The Borough receives these rejection notifications 7 to 10 days from the time the payment was made and therefore your payment may be late if the grace period has ended.
- Credit Card- Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for a 2.95% convenience fee. You will be charged 2.95% on top of the total tax amount due to cover merchant fees and other associated costs. The Borough does not collect this fee it goes directly to the credit card processor.
- Example: Quarterly tax amount $3,500 + $103.25 fee = $3,603.25 total due
- Debit Card - $3.95 convenience fee
All tax payments can be mailed with the appropriate stub from the bill to:
Borough of New Providence
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
(As of August 1, 2013 payments should no longer be mailed to Philadelphia, PA)
Personal Banking Online Bill Pay System
If you currently use online bill pay with your personal bank, please reference either your tax account number or your block and lot on the check. The mailing address should be set up as follows:
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
(Please be aware that when using your personal online bill pay, your bank physically prints and mails a check to the Borough. Do not wait until the end of the grace period to make payment since we may not receive it for up to 7 business days)
Direct Withdrawal (Electronic Funds Transfer)
The Borough offers direct withdrawal from your checking or savings account on the 4 quarterly due dates (February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1). The following form will need to be submitted along with a canceled check or copy of the bank statement.
- Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am to 1 pm.
Bring the check and stub to the municipal building and place them in the tax drop box located on the ground floor of the municipal building or on the 2nd floor of the municipal building.
- After normal business hours: Place the check and appropriate stub in the tax payment drop box located on the ground floor of the Municipal Building. This drop box is accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- Your canceled check should act as your receipt.
- Pay online through the Borough's website and print receipt or confirmation email.
- Mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.
- In person at the municipal building you can make your own time-stamped receipt if you are utilizing the drop box on the 2nd floor. Or if you are paying with cash you can pay at the Administration Office on the 2nd Floor of the municipal building and get a receipt.
We are required by state law to deposit payments within 48 hours. Postdated checks will be returned to your billing address unprocessed.
Payment received after the grace period will be subject to interest charges. The interest is calculated back to the original due date at an annual rate of 8% up to $1,500 and 18% over $1,500 until the account is brought current. Envelope postmark is not accepted. Delinquent notices are mailed quarterly as soon as possible after the 10-day grace period has ended. Please keep your tax bill in a safe place for future reference.
Income Tax Statements
We do not send year-end payment statements for income tax purposes. This information should be obtained from your tax bill or your own personal receipts. You can also view your payment history through the online payment portal.
New Homeowners / Failure to Receive a Tax Bill
Per NJ.S.A. 54:4-64, failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the due date or the date that interest begins to accrue. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to obtain the amount due on their property. If you misplace your bill or did not receive the bill, please call the office and we can send a duplicate copy.
When new ownership information is received in our office we will do our best to print duplicate bills for new homeowners. However, this information sometimes takes months to be sent to our office and sometimes it is never sent to us at all. Therefore it is ultimately the homeowner's responsibility to obtain tax information on the property they purchased.
Homeowners Paying Through Their Mortgage
If you have made arrangements for a mortgage company to pay your taxes, they are required to send us a tax authorization notice indicating that they should receive your original tax bill. You will receive an exact duplicate (advice copy) of the tax bill, which will include the payment coupons. Please keep this bill in a safe place. Should you terminate your escrow relationship with your bank, you will use this bill to pay future taxes. We have no way of knowing that an escrow relationship has ended unless we are notified by you or the bank.