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Tax Collector

Taxes:

Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 with a ten day grace period, but if taxes are not paid by 4pm on the 10th day interest is due and payable back to the 1st of the month. Interest is charged as follows 8% on the first $1,500.00 of delinquent amount and 18% on the remaining balance. If you are using a computer or electronic payment method, please include the tax stub with payment or at least the block and lot number for the property.

Online Payments for Tax and Water Bills:

To make online payments, Click Here.

The Borough has made arrangements for residents and businesses to pay their tax and water bills online.  There are fees associated with paying your bill online.  Those fees are as follows:

  • If you pay by E-Check, there is a $1.05 convenience fee. 
  • If you pay by VISA debit card, there is a $3.95 convenience fee. 
  • The fee for all other debit or credit card payments will be approximately 2.95% of your total bill.

Features and Benefits of Paying via E-Check, Credit or Debit Card:

  • It’s convenient- residents can make a payment by e-check, credit or debit card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s safe and secure - standard, commercial card networks are used. The Borough does not receive or store account or card numbers.
  • There is a fee charged by the service providers. These fees are based on the type and amount of your payment. The Borough does not receive any of these fees.  *Please see table above.
  • Payment information will not be disclosed for any reason other than processing the transaction authorized by the taxpayer.
  • A confirmation number is provided at the end of your transaction.

Special Charges

When paying special charges online, please call 201-794-5338 for current interest before paying.

Property Tax Reimbursement:

Homeowners 65 or older, or receiving Social Security disability benefits and paid property taxes on their principle residence in New Jersey are eligible.  Applicant must be a NJ resident for at least 10 years and living in their current home for at least 3 years.  Applicant must also meet income limits for both "base year" and the year applying.  TO apply, for PTR-1 should be filed.  For more information, call 1-800-323-4400.

Water Billing:

Water bills are sent out quarterly. Please include the bill stub when tendering payment. Please make every effort to pay water bills in a timely manner. Failure to keep your account current could result in your water supply being shut off at the curb.  Water payments can be made online.  Click Here.

Drop Box for Payment:

For your convenience, a lock box has been installed in the parking lot of the Municipal Building for easy drop off of CURRENT tax and water payments. NO CASH PLEASE.

Homestead Rebate:

Homeowners who pay property taxes on their principle residence in New Jersey as of October 1st and whose gross income meets certain limits will qualify.  For additional information please call 1-888-238-1233.

 

 

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Contact Information

Name: Alice Lee
Title: Tax Collector
Phone: (201) 794-5338
E-mail: taxcollector@fairlawn.org

Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)
Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours
July 3 - August 25
Monday - Thursday
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays