Payment of Taxes
Taxes are to be paid on a quarterly basis as reflected in your tax bill each year. These payments are due on the first of February, May, August and November. Tax bills are mailed to mortgage companies and all owners of the property. Those owners whose mortgage companies escrow tazed receive a bill marked, "This Is Not a Bill. For Advice Only." When your mortgage is satisfied, you should use the "Advice" bill to make payments.
The tax bill reflects any deductions for that year and carries the full amount due for the year. The tax bill should be used for income tax purposes. The four "Collector Stubs" attached to the bill are for mailing in with your payment. The final tax bill of the current year is the 3rd quarter due August 1 and the 4th quarter due November 1. The preliminary tax is based on half of the previous tax billed, the 1st quarter due February 1 and the 2 quarter due May 1.
You can pay your tax bill by mail with a check, by direct withdrawal, in person using a check or cash, or by using our website.
Please make checks payable to "Mahwah Tax Collector" and send your check with the appropriate stub from the bill to:
P.O Box 769
Mahwah NJ 07430
Please note: A receipt will be provided only if you include a stamped self-addressed return envelope. Payment must be received in our office by the 10th to avoid interest charges. Postmarks are not accepted.
Direct Withdrawal (ACH)
Direct withdrawal is a direct debit from checking or savings.
Check Free Application
This form of payment is for residents who pay bills online through their bank. The bank sends us a physical check with little information and no stubs. This authorizes the Tax Department to keep the bill and send the resident an advice copy. Residents who use this form of payment should make sure their block and lot appear on the check to identify their property. Also, since this form of payment comes via regular mail, please be sure to allow sufficient time for the physical check to reach us.
Bring check or cash with appropriate stub to the Township of Mahwah Municipal Center Main Floor. If you wish a receipt, you must bring in the entire bill and we will receipt the back of the bill.
In Person After Hours
For your convenience, the Township has installed a drop box outside the Municipal Building in the event you visit the building and find the offices are closed. Please note the drop box is for checks only. No cash is to be left in the drop box.
Pay online. Once you enter your property, you will see a tab that says "Make a Payment". This will take you to a 3rd party website. You can follow the prompts and pay by e-check, credit card or Visa debit card. Please note there are fees associated with website payment. These fees go to the third party and not the municipality.
Properties on tax sale are not able to make website payments.
State statute requires any taxes remaining unpaid by the 1st day of February, May, August or November to be subject to interest at the rate of up to 8% per annum up to $1,500 and 18% per annum over $1,500. A penalty of up to 6% may be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000 if not paid by the end of the calendar year. Each year the Mayor and Council may provide for a grace period not exceeding 10 days.
Please note that our office can not recognize post marked mail. Consequently, the interest on your taxes will revert to the first of each quarter if we receive your payment in our office after the 10th. New owners should call the Township Tax Office for a tax bill.
The Township Tax Department as a team takes great pride in Mahwah. We will strive to maintain your confidence as residents while providing considerate and competent assistance to those we serve.