HACKENSACK, N.J. -- An orange notice sent out by the Hackensack Tax Collector’s Office is not a delinquent notice and is meant to advise property owners that the city will be having accelerated tax sales, officials said.
Tax payments must be received on time.
For residents paying a traditional mortgage, property taxes are handled by the lender, in which case taxes are typically paid on time and no action is required.
For property owners who pay property taxes directly to the city, prompt payment is required to avoid fees and, ultimately, being subject to the accelerated tax lien sale if payment is not received.
If payment is not received by Tuesday, property owners can expect to pay an additional 2% fee. After Thursday, only cash will be accepted.
City officials said they've begun accelerated tax sales in order to minimize cash flow shortages caused in large part by an increased number of tax appeals.
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