Tax Collector

Tax Collector

The office of the tax collector is responsible for the billing, reporting, enforcing, and collection of taxes for all non-exempt Borough properties.

Forms of Payments:  Check, bank check or money order only. Cash is not accepted. Please include your payment coupon and list your block and lot number on the check.

Online payments: Are available by going  here

There are fees associated with paying your bill online.  If you pay by ACH or e-check, there is a $1.95 convenience fee.  The fee for debit and credit card payments will be approximately 2.95% of your total bill. Please note that if you make an online tax or sewer payment on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday the payment will be posted on the next business day. 

Mail payments to:

Borough of Moonachie
70 Moonachie Road
Moonachie, NJ 07074
Attn:  Tax Collector

Payment Drop Box:  For the convenience of all our residents a payment drop box for property taxes and sewer has been established.  Please note the Payment Drop Box has been relocated to the upstairs (second floor) lobby area.

Tax Payment Due Dates:

  • *February 1
  • *May 1
  • *August 1 (Subject to Approved Tax Rate from County)
  • *November 1

Grace Period:  Each due date allows a 10 calendar day grace period making the 10th day to pay without interest.  When the 10th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the tax is due on the following business day.

Postmark:  Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to accept postmarks, therefore in order to avoid statutory interest tax payments must be received in the office on or before the 10th day of the grace period.

Interest:  Any delinquency is subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1500.00 and 18% per annum for any amount over $1500.00.

6% Year End Penalty:  On December 31st of every year a 6%-year end penalty will be applied on any balances of $10,000.00 and over.

Receipts:  Payments requiring a receipt must be accompanied by the entire tax bill with a

self-addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate coupon and mail with your check.  The cancelled check will be your receipt.

Returned Checks:  If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee.  Personal checks will no longer be accepted.  Certified bank check will be required.

Postdated Checks:  The date on your check is the date that you write the check.  Postdated checks are illegal and will be returned to you.

New Property Owners:  New owners should contact the tax collector for a tax bill if the former owner has not given the tax bill to the new owner at the sale of the property.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation of the tax payer.

Change of mailing address:
Please e-mail or Please submit in writing to:

Borough of Moonachie
70 Moonachie Road
Moonachie, NJ 07074
Attn: Tax Collector

Standard Tax Sale:  The Tax Collector holds an Annual Standard Tax Sale on all prior year delinquencies.  If these delinquencies are not paid prior to the Tax Sale they will be sold to a lien holder and a lien will be imposed on your property. 

Tax Appeals: Tax appeals must be filed with the County Board of Taxation by April 1st of the current year at One Bergen County Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please visit or call (201) 336-6300.

For information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation’s website

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lisa J. Ciannamea, CTC Tax Collector 201-641-1813 ext. 2