Finance Department and Tax Office
The Finance Department and Tax Collection offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.
The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions relating to the revenues and disbursements of the Borough. This department keeps a full account of all cash receipts and disbursements of the Borough, has custody of all investments and invested funds of the Borough in a fiduciary capacity, keeps all moneys not required for current operations safely invested or deposited in interest bearing accounts, handles the payroll for municipal employees, processes requisitions and purchase orders for payment and collects current and delinquent taxes. The Director of Finance oversees the financial operations of the Borough.
| Telephone Numbers
|Susan Corrado, CMFO/Director of Finance
|Kathy Soule, Deputy Municipal Treasurer
|Colleen Ennis, Tax Collector
|Cheryle Wilson, Tax Clerk
|Mary Patino, Accounts Payable Clerk
|Laura Bonanno, Payroll Clerk
The Tax Collector's Office is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes on property located in the Borough of Tenafly. Your tax bill includes revenues collected by the Borough on behalf of the municipality, county and school district. The billing and collection of real estate property taxes is governed by state law and applies to every municipality in New Jersey. Click here to see Tenafly's Tax Rate History
In accordance with NJSA 54:4-64 failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a taxpayer from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (Tax Collector) the amount due. Please contact the tax office immediately if you have lost your bill, have difficulty paying online or do not receive an email notification (if applicable) to obtain the amount due.
Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Tenafly has a 10 day grace period. After the 10th, interest is charged from the first day of the month in which the payment is due.
Taxes not paid by the due date are subject to 8% interest on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500.00. Also, any delinquency exceeding $10,000.00 at the end of the collection year will be assessed a 6% penalty. Delinquent taxes unpaid for the prior year(s) are included in a tax sale in accordance with New Jersey Statutes.
The Tax Office is mailing out the tax bills on Monday, August 7th. The grace period will be extended 25 days from the date of mailing for the payment of taxes. September 1, 2017 is the deadline to pay the third quarter taxes without interest or penalty. Payments must be in the Tax Office on or before September 1st.
Should you pay your taxes after September 1st, interest shall be calculated and charged from the August 1st due date forward.
Residents will be able to pay tax bills online. The online payment system can be accessed on the website's home page via the link named "Pay Your Taxes Online" under the Important Links listing on the right hand side of the home page.