Tax Collectors Office

The 2016 final tax rate for the City of Hackensack is $3.378 per $100 of assessed value.

View and Pay Property Taxes Online. Credit/Debit Cards accepted.
View property taxes billed and paid or to make a payment with your credit/debit card, CLICK HERE. Please be aware of the convenience fees as once the transaction is complete, it cannot be reversed.
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New Property Owners – Welcome to Hackensack!

As a new property owner of Hackensack, it is your responsibility to be sure you know your property tax obligation. It may take a few months before the County records your deed and notifies us of the ownership change. Therefore, please call the Tax Office between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to provide new ownership information and your mailing address. You may view your current property tax bill and view/pay your property taxes here: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0223

Estimated Tax Bills will be mailed by June 30th for the third quarter due August 1st. The 2017 Final/2018 Preliminary Tax Bill will be mailed by September 30th for the fourth quarter due November 1st, as well as the first half of 2018. Both bills will reflect the new assessed values based on our 2017 reassessment determined by Appraisal Systems Inc. (ASI). Any questions regarding your assessed values may be directed to the Assessor’s office at (201) 646-3924.

The City of Hackensack offers a 10 calendar day grace period for payment of taxes. Payment must be received by the last day of the grace period to avoid interest; therefore if the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, the last day of the grace period is extended to the next business day. (ie: November 10th falls on a Saturday, we are closed Monday, November 12th for Veterans day, the last day of the grace period would become Tuesday, November 13th to pay to avoid interest). Please note that on the day following the last day of the grace period, interest will be charged, reverting to the statutory due dates, at 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on the balance. 

If your mortgage company or bank is no longer responsible for paying your real estate taxes, kindly contact the tax office immediately at (201) 646-3927, so we may update our records. You may also email us at: ecoccia@hackensack.org 
with any other changes as well (ie: mailing address). 

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. 

Tax due dates and evening hours (open until 6pm) are as follows:

Quarter Due Date Evening Hours
1st Quarter Feb. 1st Feb. 7, 2017
2nd Quarter May 1st May 9, 2017
3rd Quarter Aug. 1st Aug. 8, 2017
4th Quarter Nov. 1st Nov. 7, 2017
 
As a reminder, we have installed a tax payment drop box located in the driveway of the Municipal Building next to the Police Department, exiting State Street. Feel free to drive through or walk up to our payment drop box. We ask that only tax payments are to be deposited into this box and please, NO CASH. We will not be responsible for any cash. With the tax payment drop box available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we sincerely hope to make your method of payment more convenient.

Accelerated Tax Lien Sale

Our 2016 Accelerated Tax Lien Sale was held on December 14, 2016. All items went to outside lien holders. There are no municipal liens.

Attention Taxpayers: All property taxes and municipal charges must be paid by November 11th of every year in order to avoid the accelerated tax lien sale process. If you have any delinquency on November 11 of going forward, you will be subject to the tax lien sale process and additional charges per State Statute. This will include a 2% Cost of Tax Sale, no personal checks (guaranteed funds only), a mailing fee of $25, and your name to appear in a Public Notice in the newspaper per State Statute. Please be sure your taxes are paid in full by November 10th to avoid this process. Call the Tax Office with any questions.

Per N.J.S.A.54:5-19, when unpaid taxes or other municipal charges remain in arrears on the 11th day of the eleventh month in the fiscal year when the taxes or lien became in arrears, the collector charged with the duty, shall “enforce” the liens by means of a tax lien sale for the value of the delinquency. The taxpayer is not evicted and may continue to occupy the property. The taxpayer has two years from the date of the tax sale to redeem the lien or the lien holder may exercise their right to start the foreclosure process. For further information, email the Tax Collector, Elisa Coccia, at ecoccia@hackensack.org.

Senior Citizen/Veteran Deductions

Seniors – If you were 65 years or older as of December 31st of the previous year, you may be eligible for a deduction of $250.00 annually, from your gross tax  amount. Applicants must own and reside in the home on which the deduction is claimed. There is an income limitation of $10,000., combined income if married, excluding social security.

Veterans – If you have served in the armed forces or if you are a widow of a veteran that never remarried, you may be eligible for a deduction of $250.00 annually, from your gross tax amount. There is a 100% permanently disabled veteran deduction which grants full tax exemption for qualified veterans.

Applications and questions for the above deductions may be directed to the tax assessor’s office at: (201) 646-3924 or 3925 between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Tax Appeal Information

If you wish to appeal your assessment, when you receive the post card from the Tax Assessor’s office in February, please call the County: (201) 336-6300 – Ask for a Petition to Appeal.

Bergen County Board of Taxation
One Bergen County Plaza – Room 370
Hackensack, NJ 07601

The deadline to file your Appeal is APRIL 1st. Any questions regarding the appeal process may be directed to the Tax Assessor’s office at (201) 646-3924 or 2925 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or call the Board of Taxation at (201) 336-6300.

2017 Reassessment

Please direct any questions regarding your assessed value to the Tax Assessor’s office at (201) 646-3924 between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Any questions regarding payment please contact the Tax Collector’s office at (201) 646-3927 between the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Property Tax Reimbursement Program:
Due to the 2015 State Budget change in income limit for 2014, PTR applicants with a 2014 total income over $70,000 will not receive a 2014 PTR check. 

To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597 
To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597 
To listen to information or to order an application: 
1-800-323-4400 
Online information: 
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/propfrez.shtml

Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users:
1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300

Taxation e-mail address for general tax questions:nj.taxation@treas.state.nj.us

Homestead Benefit Credit 
(Formerly known as Homestead Rebate) 

To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 

To file application: 1-877-658-2972

Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml

Checks are no longer issued by the State. Credits are issued and stay with the property. 
2009 H.B. Credit was applied to 2011 2nd qtr. 
2010 H.B. Credit was applied to 2012 1st qtr. 
2011 H.B. Credit was applied to 2013 3rd qtr.
2012 H.B. Credit was applied to 2015 2nd qtr.
2013 H.B. Credit was applied to 2016 2nd qtr.

Credits cannot be applied to delinquent taxes. 
All questions concerning the Homestead Benefit program should be directed to the Division of Taxation at 1-888-238-1233. 

Web Sites

Tax Maps Are Available For Download

All city tax maps are availabe for download in one 18MB zipped folder containing 46 .tiff image files.  The maps were last updated in Oct. 31, 2003. 

Read All Instructions First: 

  1. Click "Download Tax Maps" below.
  2. When prompted, click "Save".
  3. Select the download location on your drive and click "Save" again. 
  4. Extract all files (consult software documentation if necessary).
  5. Open the folder called "Hac zip".  Tip: Arrange files by name. 
  6. To locate a parcel, open the file named "HAC000-031031.TIF" 
  7. Zoom in and identify the number of the map containing the parcel.  Map numbers are in squares.  Maps are separated by dotted lines. 
  8. Open the file containing that parcel.  For example, if your parcel square is "16", open the file called "HAC016-031031.TIF".

Download Tax Maps

Bergen County Geographic Information System

You can also try using Bergen County's GIS system. County GIS contains assessment information by block & lot, address and owner name.  Click here to enter the County's GIS system.

Additional Links

Contact Information

Hackensack City Hall
65 Cental Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Elisa Coccia
Tax Collector
ecoccia@hackensack.org 

Chris Bahney
Assistant Tax Collector
cbahney@hackensack.org  

Ruth Koennemann
Tax Clerk 
rkoennemann@hackensack.org