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Village of Ridgewood Quarterly Tax Payment due May 1st

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Quarterly Tax Payment due May 1st

The 2nd quarterly property tax payment is due May 1st; however, the Village Council has adopted a resolution stating that the interest on all late payments will be waived, through July 31, 2020.  Any quarterly tax payments received August 1st or later will be charged from May 1st to the date of payment. If you have concerns about your quarterly tax payments, please contact Jessica Arnott, Tax Collector, for further guidance.

Payment by Check

Until further notice, tax payments cannot be made at the tax window inside Village Hall. However, payments may be placed in an envelope and deposited in the yellow mailbox (no stamp necessary), located by the lobby doors of Village Hall (please write “Tax Collector” on the envelope).

Payments can also be mailed to our office at Village Hall:

Ridgewood Village Hall

131 North Maple Avenue

Ridgewood NJ  07450

Attention: Tax Collector

Should you require a receipt, please include your email address in your payment envelope or include a self-addressed envelope with your payment, if a hard copy of your receipt is needed.

Electronic Payments

Tax payments may also be paid electronically by direct withdrawal from a bank account or by credit card at https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0251.  Please keep in mind that there is a 10-day grace period for payment. If payment is not made by the 10th day, interest will be charged from the date that the quarterly payment was originally due, to the date of payment.  A waiver has been granted through July 31, 2020 for the payment of such interest.

ACH – Direct Debit

The ACH Direct Withdrawal program is a convenient way to pay your municipal Property Tax bill.  The withdrawal will automatically be made on the following dates: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st.

This program allows you to preauthorize payment of your municipal charges directly from your checking account by means of electronic funds transfer – with no paper check involved. To enroll or cancel, fill out the ACH Direct Withdrawal form and include a voided check. You can obtain the required form by visiting the following website:

https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/Wipp0251/DirectWithdrawalForm.pdf

Information to start the ACH process must be in our office 10 days prior to the 1st day of the quarter that taxes are due, in order to get the account verified and set up. Such information can be mailed directly to the attention of the Tax Collector or emailed to jarnott@ridgewoodnj.net.

ACH may be cancelled at any time, by completing an ACH withdrawal form and submitting it to the Tax Collector.

Convenience Fees are as follows:

•ACH or Echeck: $1.05 convenience fee per transaction.

•All debit & credit card payments: 2.95% of your total payment

Jessica Arnott, CTC
Tax Collector
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
jarnott@ridgewoodnj.net
201-670-5500 ext. 225

2 thoughts on “Village of Ridgewood Quarterly Tax Payment due May 1st

  1. Did I miss the Governor’s executive order making such extensions of the payment grace period lawful? NJSA 54:4-67…………The governing body may also fix the rate of interest to be charged for the nonpayment of taxes, assessments, or other municipal liens or charges, unless otherwise provided by law, on or before the date when they would become delinquent, and may provide that no interest shall be charged if payment of any installment is made within the tenth calendar day following the date upon which the same became payable. The rate so fixed shall not exceed 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00, to be calculated from the date the tax was payable until the date that actual payment to the tax collector is made.

  2. There is a change of 2nd quarter due date to June 1, 2020. Interest will be charged after grace period. Delinquent notice was sent out to residents .
    However, I cannot find any online announcement on Village of Ridgewood website. Incidentally, the April announcement page on Quarterly Tax due date was taken down from the website. Hiding the page for reference is unprofessional ; updated or revised announcement should be posted online instead.

    The tax department is not helpful. Being a long time Ridgewood resident over 20 years, I feel very disappointed.

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