The Tax Collector is responsible for the yearly billing, reporting, enforcing and quarterly collection of tax levies within guidelines mandated by the State of New Jersey. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statues regarding property tax collection including date, interest of delinquent tax payments, and tax sale procedures. The Tax Collector is charged with the receipt and collection of all taxes, assessments, and miscellaneous revenues both current and delinquent.
Tax Collector - Ada Vassallo, CTC - Email or 201-664-2346 ext. 1001
Deputy Tax Collector - Kelly Lombardi, CTC - Email or 201-664-2346 ext. 1002
- Senior Freeze / ANCHOR Programs
- Property Tax Deduction & Exemption Information
- For an overview of the tax sale process in the State of New Jersey, provided by the Division of Local Government Services please click here.
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NEW HOMEOWNERS: Congratulations on your new home and welcome to River Vale! If you did not receive the tax bill from the previous owner at your closing, and you do not have a mortgage company escrowing your taxes, please call the tax office (201)664-2346 x1001 to have one printed for you. By statute, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to ascertain the amount and due dates of property taxes, but we need to hear from you in order to answer your questions
TAX DUE DATES: Taxes are due in quarterly installments. These dates are set by the State of New Jersey.
- 1st Quarter February 1
- 2nd Quarter May 1
- 3rd Quarter August 1
- 4th Quarter November 1
The Township of River Vale offers a grace period extending to the 10th day of each quarter for payment of taxes. Payment must be received by the last day of the grace period to avoid interest; therefore if the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, the last day of the grace period is extended to the next business day. Please note that on the day following the last day of the grace period, interest will be charged, reverting to the statutory due dates, at 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency, and 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500. Therefore, any balance remaining is a principal balance which accrues additional interest until the account is brought current. According to N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, a penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency, accrued in the calendar year, exceeding $10,000.00 as of December 31.
Please read the back of the tax bill for valuable information that may answer many of your questions.