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Tax Collection

Billing Information
  • Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four quarterly payments.
  • A charge of $5.00 will be made for a duplicate bill.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. A charge may be imposed for a duplicate bill.
Payment Information
  • Taxes are payable quarterly on the first days of February, May, August and November, with a 10 calendar day grace period from the due date of the tax.
  • Payments must be made on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. Postmarks are not accepted; payment must be in our office by the end of the grace period.
  • Make checks payable to Township of Denville
  • We accept cash, personal checks, or money orders only. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Taxes paid by check are subject to collection. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Mailing Address:
    Township of Denville - Tax Collector
    1 St. Mary's Place
    Denville, NJ 07834
Interest on Delinquent Payments
  • Delinquent payments are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00 payable from the tax due dates.
  • A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 if not paid by the end of the fiscal year.
Receipts
  • Remittance requiring receipt: include the entire tax bill with a self addressed stamped envelope.
  • Remittance no requiring receipt: detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check; the canceled check will be your receipt.
  • For after hours payment, there is a drop box by the entrance to the building.
Preliminary and Final Taxes
  • This bill covers the first and second installments for the current year, which is an estimated figure based on one half of the taxes for the prior year.
  • An adjustment to conform to the tax rate for the current year will be made on the tax bill for the second half of the year in accordance with Title 54:4-64 Revised Statutes 1937.
Appeals
  • Current year taxes - All appeals must be filed with the Morris County board of Taxation, Hall of Records, in Morristown, New Jersey, on or before April 1.
  • Forms can be obtained by writing to the County Board of Taxation.
  • Appeals for Added and Omitted Assessment must be filed before December 1st.
Assessments
  • The Collector does not make assessments.
  • Questions concerning valuations should be addressed by the Tax Assessor.
Tax Sale
  • All prior year balance for taxes, water, sewer and special assessments are subject to Tax Sale.
  • Tax Sale is held annually usually in the Fall (Oct. or Nov.).
  • If prior year balances remain unpaid at the time of tax sale, this could result in a lien being placed on your property.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. A charge may be imposed for a duplicate bill.
Special assessments
  • Assessments for Sewer are also billed annually through the tax office according to the due date which is established by an Ordinance being passed to a confirmed amount due for each property that is improved by that line.