Tax Collector Department
 

Borough of Kenilworth

Tax Collection Department

567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

908-276-5800/5801 – fax 908-276-6050

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

E-mail: [email protected]

The Tax Collection Department is responsible for the collection of property taxes and special assessments for the Borough of Kenilworth.  Your property tax bill includes taxes collected for the County of Union, County of Union Open Space Fund, Kenilworth Board of Education and the Borough of Kenilworth.  After collection, payments are made to the County of Union and Board of Education for their portion of the taxes. The balance of the monies collected is used to fund local municipal expenses.

Property taxes are due quarterly: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.  Payments can be made in person or by mail.  Payments are processed based on the date we receive it and not the postmark.  Delinquent payments will be applied to interest first and then the principal.  The unpaid principal balance will be considered delinquent and will accrue interest.  Interest ranges between 8% and 18% depending on the outstanding balance.

Interest is waived if payment is received by the 10th of the due date month.  Payments received after the 10th will have interest applied retroactive to the due date of the 1st.

Please remember, we do not honor the postmark.  In addition, delinquent balances on December 31st may be subject to a year end penalty. 

If you receive a tax bill that says “NOT A BILL - FOR ADVICE ONLY”, and you pay your own taxes, please use the “advice only” bill to make payment and notify our office to remove the bank code from your account. 

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of your obligation to make payments by the various due dates.   Interest or penalties will apply from the original due date if you are late in making any payment.

You may view your tax account on-line at: PROPERTY TAX ACCOUNTS

 

KENILWORTH E-MAIL REMINDER NOTICE PROGRAM

[email protected]

If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder notice just prior to the due date of the quarterly property taxes or other special due dates, simply send a blank e-mail to the reminder e-mail address listed above. Send the e-mail from the e-mail address you want to receive the notice on.  You do not need to type anything in the subject line or body of the e-mail.  If you want the notice sent to more than one e-mail account, simply send another e-mail from that second, third or as many accounts as you like.  When a due date approaches, we will simply send out a brief generic reminder message.  There will be no personal information included and it will be sent out as a blind CC e-mail so no one but you will even see the address we are using.  If you no longer wish to receive the reminders, simply send an e-mail to the above address with the word “REMOVE” or “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to receive the reminder e-mails does not relieve you of your obligation to make payments by the various due dates.   Interest or penalties will apply from the original due date if you are late in making any payment.



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