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All questions concerning tax appeal should be directed to the Assessor’s Office 973-378-7715, ext. 7729. For your convenience, you may download tax appeal forms and instructions online or you may pick up forms or send a self stamped addressed envelope to the tax board at the following address: Essex County Board of Taxation 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room 230 Newark, NJ 07102 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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NOTE: Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest on delinquent taxes.
Taxes can be paid by check, cash or money order. You may also pay your tax online at our secured website. South Orange does not accept credit card payments at this time. All online payments require your checking account information. Any tax sale item must be paid by cash, money order or certified check. Please mail payments to: Township of South Orange Village Tax Collector’s Office 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302 South Orange, NJ 07079
Ideally, taxes will be billed and mailed out once a year. However, you may receive a separate third quarter estimated bill that will be mailed in June and a final bill which will be mailed in September. When there is uncertainty with regard to State aid, estimated 3rd quarter bills allow the Township to collect unforeseen increases over two quarters rather than one. If the increase is not needed, tax payers will see a reduction in the 4th quarter bills.
Tax payers are urged to read all of the information contained on the front and back of their bills. Please note that according to New Jersey State Law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from payment of taxes. If you do not receive a bill, please contact the Tax office. If you are a new owner, please contact the tax office for a duplicate bill, as we are not immediately made aware of property sales and new owner names. If you have a mortgage company, an advice copy of the bill will always be sent to you.
Mailing address change requests must be made in writing and signed by the property owner and forwarded to the tax assessor at: Township of South Orange Village Tax Assessor’s Office 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302 South Orange, NJ 07079
Please contact the tax assessor at 973-378-7715 Ext. 7729 for any deed change related questions.
The Tax Collector’s Office can send you a reminder via text or email shortly before each quarterly payment is due. You will need to sign up "Low Alerts" on SO Alerts on the Village's Homepage.
You can request a payoff figure from the tax office with a payment date along with the certificate number and property information. We prefer that you make the request in writing using the request form below. Please allow three business days for a response. If you plan to make the payment in person, please make your request for payoff at least 24 hours before arriving to the office for payment. Redemption requests may be emailed or faxed to 973-761-1438.