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Property Taxes

Description
About one third of the City's annual budget is funded through property taxes (also called ad valorem, meaning "by value").  Property taxes are calculated based on the assessed value of the property (land value + improvements value - exemptions) mulitiplied by the tax rate.

The assessed value is determined by the Tax Assessor.  The tax rate is set and certified by the Hudson County Board of Taxation.

Property taxes are generally due quarterly on Feb. 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

Paying Property Taxes
The Tax Collector’s office can also provide specific information on property taxes which can be paid in person, by mail, debited from your checking account, or paid online.

In person
The Tax Collector’s office is open to the public from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm each business day. Located in Room 101 on the first floor of City Hall at 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

By mail
Send your check or money order to JC Tax Collector, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Checking account debit
Download, complete, and send the automatic payment form ACH TAX FORM to JC Tax Collector, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Depending on your income, age, and veteran's status, you may be eligible for tax relief programs.

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