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Tax Collection


  Certified Tax Collector

Anne Marie Hopler
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973-625-8300  ext. 273
Office Hours 8-4 M-F
Fax: 973-627-7260

Online Tax and Utilities Records Lookup
Please Note:  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020/2021 tax rate determined by the State of New Jersey has been delayed.  In the interim, the State has recommended that municipalities send an estimated tax bill for the 3rd quarter tax payment. The due date for the 3rd quarter tax payment is statutorily established as August 1st with a 10 day grace period without penalty (August 10th). Please note, by State law if the payment has not been received by August 10th, the interest will revert back to the August 1st due date.

Once the Township received the updated tax rate, a reconciling tax bill will be sent out for the 4th quarter 2020 tax payment as well as for the estimated 1st and 2nd quarter tax payment for 2021.  Once we receive the finalized tax rate, any necessary adjustments to your tax bill will be made to the 4th quarter 2020.

Thank you.

The Denville Tax Office

PROPERTY TAX GRACE PERIOD – On May 28, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order #130 granting authority for municipalities to extend, via resolution, the grace period for 2nd quarter property taxes from May 11, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Based upon a detailed financial analysis performed at the request of Mayor Thomas Andes, it has been demonstrated the Township of Denville would be able to meet all of its fiduciary responsibilities and obligations if it extended the tax grace period to June 1st. Mayor Andes fully supports the extension of the grace period and credits the entire Township Council and their conservative approach to fiscal planning and budgeting during the past years to have put us in a healthy financial position to be able to approve such an extension and provide needed relief to those property owners who may have been adversely impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Billing Information
  • Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four quarterly payments.
  • A charge of $5.00 will be made for a duplicate bill.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. A charge may be imposed for a duplicate bill.
Payment Information
  • Taxes are payable quarterly on the first days of February, May, August and November. Any taxes remaining unpaid by the 11th day of February, May, August or November are subject to interest.  Payments must be made on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. Postmarks are not accepted; payment must be in our office by the end of the grace period.
  • Make checks payable to Township of Denville
  • We accept cash, personal checks, or money orders only. Credit cards are accepted Online only
  • Taxes paid by check are subject to collection. A fee of $30.00 will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Mailing Address:
    Township of Denville - Tax Collector
    1 St. Mary's Place
    Denville, NJ 07834
Interest on Delinquent Payments
  • Delinquent payments are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00 payable from the tax due dates.
  • A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 if not paid by the end of the fiscal year.
Receipts
  • Remittance requiring receipt: include the entire tax bill with a self addressed stamped envelope.
  • Remittance not requiring receipt: detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check; the canceled check will be your receipt.
  • For after hours payment, there is a drop box by the entrance to the building.
Preliminary and Final Taxes
  • This bill covers the first and second installments for the current year, which is an estimated figure based on one half of the taxes for the prior year.
  • An adjustment to conform to the tax rate for the current year will be made on the tax bill for the second half of the year in accordance with Title 54:4-64 Revised Statutes 1937.
Appeals
  • Current year taxes - All appeals must be filed with the Morris County board of Taxation, Hall of Records, in Morristown, New Jersey, on or before April 1.
  • Forms can be obtained by writing to the County Board of Taxation.
  • Appeals for Added and Omitted Assessment must be filed before December 1st.
Assessments
  • The Collector does not make assessments.
  • Questions concerning valuations should be addressed by the Tax Assessor.
Tax Sale
  • All prior year balance for taxes, water, sewer and special assessments are subject to Tax Sale.
  • Tax Sale is held annually usually in the Fall (Oct. or Nov.).
  • If prior year balances remain unpaid at the time of tax sale, this could result in a lien being placed on your property.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. A charge may be imposed for a duplicate bill.
Special assessments
  • Assessments for Sewer are also billed annually through the tax office according to the due date which is established by an Ordinance being passed to a confirmed amount due for each property that is improved by that line.