Real Estate Taxes
The Tax Collector's Office is responsible for collecting Real Estate taxes for all properties in Clark Township. Taxes are due on the first of February, May, August and November. There is a 10 day grace period after which interest is applied, calculated at 8% on the first $1,500 past due and 18% for any amount over $1,500. (per NJSA 54 4, 1967). Properties with delinquent municipal charges (taxes, sewer and interest) totaling $10,000 or more at calendar year end are subject to an additional 6% year end penalty.
The tax rate is determined by the budgets of the Township, County, and schools.
Tax bills are mailed once a year in July. If you sell your property, please give the tax bill to the new owner or forward it to our office immediately. New bills are not mailed when there is a change in ownership. If you are responsible to pay your own taxes and do not have the tax bill, please contact our office. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the taxpayer from paying taxes or interest that may be due, NJSA 54:4-64. Please read the front and back of your tax bill for pertinent tax information.
Mail to: Township of Clark
Attn: Tax Collector
430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
Tax payments may be paid by mail, online or in person. Please detach the appropriate stub and provide to the cashier with your check. Your cancelled check is your receipt. Payments must be received in our office on or before the 10th of February, May, August and November. Postmarks are not accepted. Please note the tax collector is not responsible for delayed or lost mail.
If the 10th of the month falls on a weekend and/or holiday. grace period is extended to the next business day.
Please note: The tax collector’s duty is to collect all taxes due in accordance with state statutes. She has no statutory authority to reduce a tax or waive interest charges.
There are often times when the tax collector must return checks that are written incorrectly. These errors cause delays and necessitate interest being charged on late payments. Please double check the following when filling out your check:
- Check has the current date; post dated checks cannot be accepted
- Check is made payable to Clark Township
- Check is signed
- The numeric amount matches the written amount
Also, please note that if your payment is received after the ten day grace period, you will be charged interest from the original due date. If your payment is late, please contact the tax office to find out how much interest is due to avoid additional interest charges.
Veteran and Senior Citizen Deduction applications are available on request. You must complete and submit the application, together with any proof required, for approval of eligibility.
The Tax Collector’s Office now has a drop box located at the front door of the Municipal Building on the left hand side.
Payments & Resources
Please note there will be a $20 fee for all returned checks.