Office of the Tax Collector
Borough Hall
380 Hillsdale Ave.
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM Wednesday 

For tax assistance, please call our Tax Collector, Kelly Lombardi
 201-666-4800, Ext 1501 or via email:


NJSA 54:4-64 states: Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes, it is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (Tax Collector) the amount due.  If you have lost your bill, or your bill was lost in the mail, please call the tax office to obtain the amount due and to request a copy of your bill.

Our tax payments are due as follows : First quarter February 1st, Second quarter  May 1st,  Third quarter August 1st and  fourth quarter November 1st. 

Tax Assessor & Tax Collector | East Amwell Township, NJ


2023 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
No information currently available, please check back at a later date.
If you have any questions, please call the Property Tax Reimbursement
Hotline at 1-800-882-6597.

Click Here  for the ACH Form for Direct Withdrawals of Property Tax Payments
Once completed , the form should be returned to  Tax Collector Kelly Lombardi at 380 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale NJ 07642
Please include a voided check with the completed form

You are now able to access your property tax records online.  Please click here to view your records. 
A short and simple glimpse at the property tax in New Jersey

Taxes are due on:
1st Quarter - February 1
2nd Quarter - May 1 
3rd Quarter - August 1
4th Quarter - November 1

You are given a grace period of ten days.  During that period, interest accrues but is not charged.  After the 10th of the month interest is charged from the first of the month. The interest rate is 8% on the first $1500.00 then 18% after until the entire balance is paid. 

Payment forms accepted:  Checks or money orders made payable to the Borough of Hillsdale.  We do not accept cash or credit cards at the counter.

For your convenience, we do have a drop off box in the parking lot.  However, if it is the last day of the grace period, it has to be in the drop-box by 4:00 PM, or it will be considered late.

Sewer charges are included in our property taxes.  Water is paid privately to Suez.


Click on the link directly below to pay your Tax Bills Online or to view your property information (including taxes and assessment):

Features and Benefits of Paying via E-Check, Credit or Debit Card:

• It’s convenient – residents can make a payment by e-check, credit or debit card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

• It’s safe and secure – standard, commercial card networks are used.  The Borough does not receive or store account or card numbers.

• There is a fee charged by service providers. These fees are based on the type and amount of your payment. Please see the table below

The Borough does not receive any of these fees.

Please see table below.

Payment information will not be disclosed for any reason other than processing the transaction authorized by the taxpayer.

• A confirmation number is provided at the end of your transaction.

Fee Table

There are fees associated with paying your bill online.

If you pay by E-Check, there is a $1.95 convenience fee. 

The fee for all  debit or credit card payments will be approximately 2.95% of your total bill.

Important Notes:

Tax Payment Identification

If you are sending us payment without the payment coupon from your tax bill, PLEASE REFERENCE YOUR BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS (and qualifier number, if you have one.)  That is the reference we look for in order to properly apply your payment.   This is particularly important if you have a different name and/or address on your check than the property you are paying for.  Thank you for your cooperation.

No Post-Dated Checks

Date your check the date you are writing it, not a future date. This is called “post-dating”, and it makes it impossible for us to deposit your check on time.  We are not allowed to hold payments for residents, so make sure that you do not post-date checks.  We do not want to have to return it to you.

Tax Payment Due Dates

Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. The tax due dates are set by the State of New Jersey, and the only time the due date is different is in the 3rd Quarter, if we have to wait for the tax rate from the county.  By law, we must provide at least 25 days between the date of mailing the tax bill and the due date, so we often have to extend the due date for the August installment.   Extension of  the due date due to late mailing is done by Resolution of the Mayor and Council.

Grace Period

We allow a 10-day grace period in case of illness or inclement weather, but please keep in mind that the 10th is not the due date – it is the last day to pay without interest. Taxes can be paid online, by mail, by ACH withdrawal (call the Tax Collector to set this up), left in the secure drop-box in our parking lot (up until 4pm of the last day of the grace period) or in person in Borough Hall.  If taxes are received after closing on the due date, according to New Jersey statute, interest is due.

 Links to Property Tax Relief Programs

Homestead Rebate Program

Property Tax Reimbursement Program (“Senior Freeze”)

Senior Deduction Application

Veteran Deduction

Veteran State Tax Exemption

State of New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs Webpage


Tax Rate Table 
2023 3.082
2022 2.999
2021 2.966
2020  2.907
2019  2.901
2018  2.801
2017  2.755
2016  2.714
2015  2.628
2014  2.609
2013  2.569
2012  2.16
2011  2.11
2010  2.04
2009  1.93
2008  1.873
2007  1.79
2006  3.80
2005  3.52
2004  3.26
2003  3.02
2002  2.87
2001  2.73
2000  2.58
1999  2.51




 The Tax Assessment Postcards vs. Total Taxes Paid

By law, every year in January, the Tax Assessor (Patrick Wilkins) mails out a postcard that states your current property assessment, and the amount of taxes billed the prior year on that assessment. These cards are not meant to reflect how much you actually paid in taxes the prior year, it states what was billed for that year. Each year, you should keep track of the total amount of taxes you pay within that calendar year.