Township of Cedar Grove

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Frequently Asked Questions

Displayed below are some of the more frequently asked questions of the Township's Tax Department. 
Tax Department
  • Tax Questions
    • 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.

      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.

    • HOW CAN I PAY?
      Tax payments can be made online via the township's website, by mail or in person. There is an after-hours drop box located in the lobby across from the police desk. 
      Payments may be made by check, cash or money orders, or online payments via the township's website using an electronic-check or credit card payment method. 


      Online tax payments via the township's website will produce a digital receipt webpage for the payment submitter to print as their official copy of the town's receipt successful of the online payment submission.  
      For all other payment methods, remittances requiring a receipt must be accompanied 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.