The Bayonne Tax Collector’s Office announced that first quarter property tax payments are due on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The nominal legal due date for the tax bills was Monday, February 1. However, the City Council authorized a grace period through February 10. Payments made by that date will avoid a late fee. Property owners may pay their taxes by mail or in person at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, or at Bayonne branches of BCB Community Bank, or through the City website, www.bayonnenj.org.
By state law, quarterly payments received after the close of business on Wednesday, February 10, will incur interest charges dating back to February 1, the nominal, legal due date for the first quarter. For anyone making payment in person on February 10, the Tax Collector’s Office strongly recommends paying at City Hall.
In the recent past, taxpayers often received a separate tax mailing for one or two quarterly billings. Since the City of Bayonne switched from a fiscal year to a calendar year, the Tax Collector’s Office has been able to send out four quarters of property tax billings in the same mailing. Please check the most recent tax mailing for your February 2016 bill. Keep your tax bills in a safe place and note the future due dates on your calendars or digital schedules.
Those who pay their property taxes with their mortgages should receive advice copies of the property tax bills. They should continue paying their property taxes through their mortgages.