Tax Office

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Due Dates

Property taxes are due quarterly, February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. There is a ten day grace period. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or holiday, the last grace day is the next business day. The interest rate charged is 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on the amount over $1,500.

Tax Collector:     Jennifer Muscara, CTC
 E-mail:                 tax@boonton.org
Phone:                 (973) 402 - 9410 ext. 617
Fax:                      (973) 299 - 7336
Location:             100 Washington Street, Boonton, NJ 07005
Hours:                  8:30am -- 4:00pm, Monday -- Friday
                             *A lock box is available 24/7 in the front of the building                                                          for payments

 The tax rate for 2019 is 3.029 per $100.00 of assessed value.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I didn’t receive a bill, why am I charged interest? State statute N.J.S.A. 54:4-64 (3) states: “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.”

Can you waive interest? Interest cannot be waived. State statute N.J.S.A 54:4-66 (a) states “Taxes for municipalities operating under the calendar fiscal year shall be payable the first installment as hereinafter provided on February 1, the second installment on May 1, the third installment on August 1 and the fourth installment on November 1, after which dates if unpaid, they shall become delinquent and remain delinquent until such time as all unpaid taxes, including taxes and other liens subsequently due and unpaid, together with interest have been fully paid and satisfied”. Interest is taken on any payment that is not received in our office by the end of the grace period.

Do you accept postmarked checks? No, we do not accept postmarked checks.

Tax Appeals

The last day to challenge property taxes is April 1st. To verify the value of the property and for more information, please click here to be brought to the Morris County Tax Board’s website.

The last day to appeal added and omitted assessments only is December 1st.

State of New Jersey Tax Relief Programs

There are two separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners from the State.

1. Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)

2. Homestead Benefit Program

Annual Property Tax Deduction for Veterans

Annual deductions of up to $250.00 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. **

Veteran Deduction Application Form

Annual Property Tax Deductions for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons

Annual deduction of up to $250.00 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled person who meet certain income and residency requirements. **

** These (2) benefits are administered by the local municipality. Eligibility requirements, applications, and assistance with these deductions are available at the Finance Office.

Senior Citizen, Disabled Person Application Form

Tax Sale

Any unpaid delinquent taxes, water, sewer or any other municipal charges from the prior year(s), which are still owning may be subject to “Tax Sale”. Tax Sale is the enforcement of collections against a property by placing a lien against the property for all outstanding municipal charges due at the end of the Calendar year (December 31). Municipal charges include but are not limited to: Property Taxes, Special Improvements District Taxes (S.I.D), Added/Omitted Assessments, Property Maintenance Liens, Water and Sewer.

Location for the sale is in our Council Chambers, 100 Washington Street, Boonton, NJ 07005.

Forms

Please click on the following links to download the appropriate form:

Change of Address Authorization form for Taxes

Homeowner Occupied Water & Sewer Authorization form

Landlord-Tenant Water & Sewer Authorization form

E-bill Authorization

Automatic Debit Application