Tax Collection & Licensing

Mission & Purpose

  • To serve the public professionally, courteously and competently
  • To observe moral, ethical and professional standards
  • To carry out our duties and responsibilities in full compliance of the New Jersey State Statutes and City Ordinances
  • To maintain the public's trust and confidence by being courteous, accurate and efficient
  • To assist and educate our residents and customers in the State Statutes as it deals with Tax Collection and Licensing

Tax Bills & Assessments

Property tax bills are due and payable quarterly on the first of February, May, August and November. The billing dates are subject to change if billing amounts are delayed. If you have a mortgage your tax bill is mailed directly to your bank and an advice copy is mailed to you - the homeowner. Any questions regarding tax bills or payments should be directed to the Tax Collector's office.

Questions concerning your property assessments, tax appeals, and veteran and senior citizen deduction applications should be addressed to the Tax Assessor at 973-266-5105.

Tax Search

Tax Searches require a $10 fee and are processed within fifteen business days upon receipt of payment. The Tax Search (PDF) gives a breakdown of the current tax year, total amounts for the previous two years and other permit, lien, assessments, deductions and exemptions. Please address all correspondences to:
The East Orange Tax Collection Department
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange, NJ 07019

Lien Redemption

All funds for lien redemption must be certified cash, bank check or money order made payable to The City of East Orange. Please make sure you call the Tax Office for accurate amounts prior to making a payment.

Bounced Checks

All bounce checks require a fee of $20 in addition to original amount paid plus interest. The payment must be certified funds only and fee must be separate.

Tax Rate

The tax rate is determined by the town, county and schools budget. General tax rate is to apply per $100 valuation. PD-05 Form (PDF) applicants must first apply through the Tax Assessors office.

Water Bills

Water payments are accepted in the Tax Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., accompanied with your bill. The Tax Office does not accept shut off notice payments. If you have any further questions please contact the Water Department at 973-266-8869.

Parking Permits

Resident Parking permits can be purchased for $150. Parking hang tag for $6 per night. Parking authority stickers are $40 each month. All payments must be certified cash or money order. A process must be completed for all new applicants. Please contact the Tax Office for more information.