The Tax Collector’s office is located at 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the 1st Monday of February, May, August and November, the Tax Collector office is also open from 6:00 p.m. thru 8:00 p.m. Tel: (973) 268-2438, (973) 268-2424. Fax: (973) 482-5830.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the Town of Harrison.
How a Calendar Year Municipality Bills for Property Taxes
Property taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. The 1st and 2nd quarter (February and May) are preliminary taxes, based on one-half of the prior year’s taxes. After the tax rate is certified, the difference is billed in the 3rd and 4th quarter (August and November). If an estimated bill is due for the 3rd quarter (August), the difference is billed in the 4th quarter.
Taxes can be paid by mail or in person. Our office accepts checks, bank checks, money orders and cash. If you are mailing a check to pay your taxes, please include the stub for the quarter due. Whether paying in person or by mail and you require a receipt, please bring or enclose the entire tax bill. If paying by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope would be required to return your receipt to you. Receipts are given at the time of payment only, duplicate receipts cannot be issued. Please make checks payable to the Town of Harrison and include your block and lot number. If you have an escrow account and your bank or mortgage company is responsible for the payment of your taxes, the original bill will be mailed to them and you will receive an “advice” copy for your records. The advice copy may be used to pay taxes when you no longer have a tax escrow account.