VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD 2020 ONLINE TAX SALE
 SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 17, 2021.
WEBSITE:
https://ridgewood.newjerseytaxsale.com/
WEBSITE GOES LIVE OCTOBER 18, 2021

Village of Ridgewood - Tax Collector

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 INFORMATION
2021 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 NOVEMBER 1, 2021

 


Tax Deduction Forms

Seniors Claim Form

·         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

Veterans Claim Form

·      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

Disabled Veterans Claim Form

·      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


  • Payments

  • ·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.

HOURS of OPERATION

Monday to Friday
8:30AM-4:30PM

131 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ  07450

Phone:
201-670-5500 ext 511

Fax:
201-670-5532 

Contacts - Tax Collector

  • Jessica Arnott
    Tax Collector

    Email: jarnott@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5500;511

  • Nicole Compesi
    Assistant Tax Collector

    Email: ncompesi@ridgewoodnj.net

    Phone: 201-670-5500;511


Due Dates for Quarterly Taxes

1st QUARTER DUE FEBRUARY 1st
2nd QUARTER DUE MAY 1st
3rd QUARTER DUE AUGUST 1st
4th QUARTER DUE NOVEMBER 1st

 

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If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact Dylan Hansen - 201-670-5500 x276 or by email dhansen@ridgewoodnj.net.

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