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Department of Public Works (DPW)
Mission Statement: To promote a safe and healthy environment within the community through diverse environmental inspections, enhanced animal control program, a proactive maintenance program and by strong community relationships developed through collaborative efforts.
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Yard Waste Collection Yard Waste refers to grass clippings, plant trimmings, branches, twigs, and leaves. The yard waste collection program begins on April 11th. Follow the collection schedule for your property, as contained in the annual printed Green Guide, on the Recycle Coach mobile application, on the Village website, and in the printed Village calendar. For curbside pickup, place grass clippings and brush in a barrel (no larger than 32 gallons or heavier than 80 pounds), or in a paper biodegradable lawn/leaf bag. Branches (up to 3 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter – no logs) should be bundled and tied. All items must be placed at the curb. No plastic bags or Village recycling barrels will be picked up. Leaf Collection From October 21 to December 20, leaves are to be placed directly in the street in accordance with the schedule for your respective area. A schedule and instructions will be sent to your home in October. Branches/brush will not be collected curbside during leaf collection season, but may be brought to the Recycling Center during normal working hours. Yard Waste & Leaf Drop-off Yard waste and leaves are accepted for drop-off at the recycling center, located at 203 E. Glen Avenue (behind Fire Headquarters) from 8am - 3pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesday). To dispose of yard waste at the recycling center, residents must have proof of residency. Plastic bags of vegetative waste may be brought to the Recycling Center, but must be slit open and emptied into the truck by residents. Compost & Wood Chips At times, compost and/or wood chips that are processed at Ridgewood's compost site are made available to Ridgewood residents. Please call 201-670-5500, ext. 5517 for information.
The Tax Collector is responsible for billing, collection, reporting and enforcing property taxes for the Village of Ridgewood. Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. As per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, “The validity of any tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall NOT be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a tax bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessments against him or his property.” There is a 10 day grace period for property tax payments. Payments must be received in this office no later than the 10th. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or holiday, taxes are due by the next business day. Postmark is not accepted. Late payments are charged interest at a rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% on the balance. Please mail your payments to the Village of Ridgewood Tax Collector, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3287 or payments may be dropped off in the yellow Village mail box at the rear main entrance. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures. You may also wish to consider enrolling in our ACH program where property tax payments would be automatically deducted from your checking account when due. New enrollments or changes must be received at least two weeks prior to the due date. Taxes may also be paid online from our web site. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have. ACH Form Application can be found HERE.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION2021 FINAL/2021 PRELIMINARY TAX BILLS WILL BE MAILED BY OCTOBER 15, 2021. 2021 4TH QUARTER IS DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2021 WITH A 10 DAY GRACE PERIOD. LAST DAY TO PAY WITHOUT INTEREST IS NOVEMBER 10, 2021. NOVEMBER 11, 2021 INTEREST WILL BE ACCRUED BACK TO THE 1ST.
ADDED/OMITTED ASSESSMENTS BILLS WILL BE MAILED OUT BY OCTOBER 25, 2021. PER THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. BILLS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2021 WITH THE 10 DAY GRACE PERIOD. LAST DAY TO PAY WITHOUT INTEREST IS NOVEMBER 10, 2021.
HOMESTEAD REBATE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS WERE MAILED OUT AROUND SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 FOR 2018. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 30, 2021. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN APPLICATION PLEASE CALL THE STATE AT 1-877-658-2972. THIS IS A STATE RUN PROGRAM. IF YOU SELECTED TO GET APPLICATIONS BY EMAIL PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE APPLICATION WITH YOUR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND PIN. SOME PEOPLE OPTED IN TO GET IT VIA EMAIL VS THE MAIL.
SENIOR FREEZE APPLICATIONS – DEADLINE TO FILE IS OCTOBER 31, 2022 WEBSITE FOR NEW APPLICANTS: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/printform.shtml CONTACT NUMBER FOR THE SENIOR FREEZE 1-800-882-6597
Tax Deduction Forms
· Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons · Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements · This benefit is administered by the local municipality · Application can be found on the assessors page here
· Annual Deduction for Veterans · Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses · This benefit is administered by the local municipality · Application can be found on the assessors page here
· Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans · Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses · Unmarried surviving spouses of service persons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify · This benefit is administered by the local municipality · Application can be found on the assessors page here
·There are 10 grace days for each quarter. The last day to pay is the 10th of each quarter.
·Payments can be made in person (in cash, check or money order) at the Tax Collector's Office or by mail (in check or money order). Payments can also be dropped off in the yellow payment box located in the parking lot.
· Please enclose the quarterly stub along with your check or money order.
·Returned Checks: If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.
·Receipts: Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you do require a printed receipt, please send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a receipt will be mailed to you.
Please note the following: If you are missing a tax bill, or we do not have your current address, please contact the Tax Collector's office. FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST DUE ON THE TAX. New Jersey General Statutes do not grant Tax Collectors the authority to waive interest.
New Property Owners:As a new property owner of Ridgewood, it is your responsibility to be sure you know your property tax obligation. It may take about 4-5 months before the County records your deed and notifies the tax office of ownership change. Therefore, please call or email the Tax Office between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to provide new ownership information and your mailing address. A copy of the current tax bill will be mailed to a new homeowner upon request.
GRAYDON POOL UPDATE Please see below or click here to view Revised Graydon Pool Hours Sales for Graydon Pool Badges, Summer Day Camp, Swim Team, Swim lessons, and August Mini Camps began April 1st
PURCHASE GRAYDON POOL MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE Click here to purchase your Graydon Pool membership on Community Pass. Visa/MasterCard accepted.In-person assistance at the Graydon Badge Office Graydon Pool Rules and Regulations Graydon Pool Deep Water Test Requirements
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RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450
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