Tax Collector's Office

General Information

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the Township of Nutley. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures.

Your current tax bill covers the last half of the current year and the first half of the following year. Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Township does permit a 10 day grace period.  The State of New Jersey does not permit postmark. Taxes must be received in the office on or before the 10th.  However, if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment.  All payments may be made by cash, check, or money order, e-check, debit, or credit cards. Credit card payment will be accepted until November 15th on current year taxes.

**** Credit cards can be used for payment of taxes until subject to Tax Sale ****  

Any open balance as of December 31st of the current year is subject to tax sale. The tax sale list will be available on this web site as well as advertised in the legal section of the Nutley Sun, a weekly paper available on Thursdays.

To pay your tax bill online, please visit:

Tax Sale Information

New Jersey law requires all 566 municipalities to hold at least one tax sale per year, if the municipality has delinquent property taxes and/or municipal charges.

Tax Sale is the enforcement of collections against a property by placing a lien against the property for all outstanding municipal charges due at the end of the calendar year (December 31). Municipal charges include but are not limited to:

  • Added / omitted assessments
  • Special assessment charges
  • Taxes
  • Water charges

For additional information and important dates for the current's year's tax sale please  click here  .

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get more information about my school and county taxes?

Please direct any questions that you may have regarding your school taxes to Karen Yeamans, Nutley School District Business Administrator, at 973-661-3500.  Questions regarding your County taxes should go to the Essex County Administrator at 973-621-4432.

Can I pay my property taxes or water bills with my credit card?

YES.  You have the ability to pay your tax and water bills online at using your credit card or e-check.  In order to pay your bill online, you will need to use your PIN, which can be found on your bill.  You may still pay by cash or by check made payable to the Township of Nutley. Please remember to send in your bill stub with your payment to insure that your account is properly credited.

If I have a mortgage, do I have to pay my tax bill or does my mortgage company?

Generally, NO.  If your tax bill states “ADVICE COPY”, your mortgage company has received the actual bill for payment.  The Township provides a courtesy copy for your records labeled “Advice Copy”.  If your bill does not state “ADVICE COPY”, you are responsible for paying the taxes and you must use this bill to pay the taxes.

I am a Senior Citizen. Can my property taxes be frozen?

YES, if you meet the full criteria of the Property Tax Reimbursement Program.  The State of New Jersey administers this program and reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases.  Your total annual income must have been $89,013 or less for 2018 and $87,268 for 2017, regardless of your marital/civil union status.  The filing deadline for 2018 applications is October 31, 2019. You can call the NJ Division of Taxation between 8:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at 1-800-882-6597 for assistance or online at:

Am I eligible for a Homestead Rebate check?

Maybe. Homestead Benefit credits for 2018 appeared on May 2022 property tax bills. Those taxpayers who are eligible to receive payment via check or direct deposit will receive payment directly from the state.

The status of this program for 2019 cannot be confirmed at this time.  The State of New Jersey administers this program.  For further information, please call the Homestead Rebate Hotline at 1-888-238-1233or on line at:

The total annual income for 2020 is $92,969 or less and $94,178 for 2021 and the filing deadline for 2021 applications is October 31, 2022.

Whom can I contact for further information?

If you should need further information, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office and we will be happy to assist you.  Below is a list of important telephone numbers that you will find helpful. 

Important Telephone Numbers

Nutley Tax Collectors Office(973 284-4963
Nutley Tax Assessor(973) 284-4956
Nutley Cashier's Office(973) 284-4951 x2201
Essex County Board of Taxation(973) 395-8525
Property Tax Reimbursement for Seniors Information1-800-882-6597
Homestead Rebate Information - Hotline1-877-658-2972
Homestead Rebate Information - To Speak to a Representative1-888-238-1233