Property tax bills for 2017/2018 were mailed on Wednesday 7/26. The following letter was included with the mailing. 

Once again, the governing body has worked very hard on this year’s budget in an effort to keep the tax rate stable. Despite the economic climate and budgetary challenges, we have been able to accomplish this without any impact on services by careful management of the Town’s income and expenses. In preparing the budget, the Chief Financial Officer and Town Finance Committee conducted a line-by-line review to ensure that every revenue source pays its proper share and each municipal department allocates its resources wisely. Once again, there will be no increase in overall taxes. Although the school tax rate is increasing, the 2017 Municipal Budget will absorb this increase.

 

For the second year in a row, the overall tax rate will remain flat and for the fifth year in a row there has been no municipal tax increase. There are very few, if any, municipalities in the state that have seen their taxes remain flat and had the municipal portion of the budget absorb tax increases from other sources.

The Mayor and Town Council work very hard each year analyzing the budget to plan for future years. The Mayor and Town Council are very happy that our residents and businesses can benefit from this forward looking fiscal planning, as it has allowed the Town to keep taxes flat and provide increased services, despite the fact we have seen an increase in hospitalization and pension costs, increases in our contractual obligations and have set aside a $350,000.00 reserve for tax appeals. Furthermore, the budget includes $2,500,000.00 in fully funded road improvements. Once again, the Town’s tax rate is the lowest in Hudson County.

The deadline for 3rd Quarter 2017 tax payments is Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. Payments after that date will accrue interest back to the August 1st, 2017 due date.

Payments should be mailed to the Town of Secaucus, Attention: Tax Collector, 1203 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094. Please remember, the Tax Collector’s Office cannot accept cash payments. Kindly utilize personal checks, bank checks or money orders for payments with corresponding payment stub. Residents can also pay their taxes online and look up their property tax records anytime by visiting www.secaucusnj.gov and by clicking on “Look Up Your Property Tax Info.”  If you choose to pay your taxes online, please be sure to check the associated fee.  Please note that applications for the Veteran/Widow of Veteran deduction and the Senior/Disabled dedication are available at the Tax Assessor’s Office.