Collector's Office / Tax, Water & Sewer

The Tax, Water, and Sewer Department is responsible for the billing and collection of Real Estate Taxes, Water and Sewer Charges.

Collection Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Taxes

Taxes are payable quarterly on the 1st day of February, May, August & November, after which they are delinquent and subject to interest and penalties.

The Borough of Wanaque has a 10 day grace period. Any taxes remaining unpaid by the 10th day of February, May, August and November are subject to interest and penalty.

Interest rates charged are 8% up to $1500.00 and 18% for the amount over $1500.00 delinquency. A 6% penalty is charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000 that is not paid by the end of the calendar year.

 

Water

The Borough is separated into 3 zones for the purposes of water billing. Each zone is read at approximately the 15th of the month and the billing issued the 15th of the following month.

Water rates change as of 7/1/21 - Water charges are based upon consumption. The minimum charge for residential usage as of July 1, 2021 is $50.00 for the first 5,000 gallons, $4.35 per 1,000 gallons for usage from 5,001 gallons to 20,000 gallons and $5.71 per 1,000 gallons for usage over 20,000 gallons.

Delinquent accounts are assessed a penalty on those charges that are delinquent as of the due date at a rate of 8% per annum.

 

Sewer

This office does the billing and collection of sewer charges. Bills are combined with your water zone. All checks are to be made payable to Wanaque Water Dept. Water fees are credited before sewer fees unless otherwise noted.

Residential charges are a flat fee of $215.00 per living unit each quarter.

Although sewer charges are billed with water charges, they do not correspond with your water billing periods.

Depending on where you live in the Borough: you may be billed prior to the start of the billing period.


The sewer billing quarters are as follows
:

1st Quarter: January 1 – March 31

2nd Quarter: April 1 – June 30

3rd Quarter: July 1 – September 30

4th Quarter: October 1 – December 31

 

If you need to change the billing address for your Borough property, our office needs a written note with the following information:

  • Borough property address
  • Billing address
  • Owner’s name
  • Contact number in case of emergencies

 

Any problems concerning water or sewer, including shut offs for repairs, should call the Collector's Office at x7125

  •  Final readings for water should be called in advance of the closing date to properly schedule them
  • Always bring your entire bill if you would like a receipt

 

Tax Email Reminder

The Tax Collector's Office can send you an email to remind you when quarterly taxes are due.

To sign up for this service, please call (973) 839-3000 x7125 or email smolen@wanaqueborough.com and note “TAX REMINDER” in the subject line.

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