cresskill

Departments & Agencies

frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get in contact with Meals On Wheels?

This program is for seniors 60+ and disabled that are homebound.Call for more information 201-358-0050 or 201-336-7420.

If my property is located in a residential zone, What uses are permitted?

How can I find out how my property is zoned?

How can I find out how much I owe in taxes?

Call Customer Service, Mon. thru Fri.(Holidays Excluded) 9:00am to 4:00pm

Taxes: (973) 733-3791, 3792, 3962, 8098, 3978

Water/Sewer:  (973) 733-6370, 6371, 6396, 6479,6483

What is a tax sale?

Standard Tax Sale: When prior years taxes and/or other municipal charges remain owing and due in the current year, pursuant to the above N.J. Statute, the municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering same for sale which will cause a Tax Lien Certificate to be sold and filed against the property, and can become subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed timely.

Accelerated Tax Sale: When current years taxes and/or other municipal charges remain owing and due after the statutory due date (Nov 10th.), the municipality may enforce the collection of those charges by offering for sale, the property, which will cause a Tax Lien Certificate to be sold and filed against the property, and will become subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed timely.

What happens if I owe more than one quarter in taxes?

If you owe one, two, or three quarters in taxes the amount due with interest becomes much greater.

Please note: If you pay a portion of your tax bill, the payment will go toward the oldest payment due. For example, if you owe for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarter tax bills and you make a partial payment in September, the payment will go towards the principle and interest owed on your 1stQuarter tax bill.

If you have outstanding tax payments for the prior year, still outstanding in the current year, the property will be subject to TAX SALE pursuant to New Jersey State Law, N.J.S.A. 54:5-19.

What happens if I am late in my tax payment?

If your taxes are paid after the due date (inclusive of the 10 day grace period), interest will be assessed at the rates permissible by law, 8% on the first $1,500.00 and 18% on the remaining balance.