Tax & Finance

Pursuant to the Municipal Code of the Borough of Kenilworth Article 5-60 there shall be a Department of Tax and Finance established in the Borough of Kenilworth. The official head of the Department shall be the Chief Financial Officer established pursuant to § 5-34 of this chapter.

The Department of Tax and Finance shall consist of the following offices:

  1. Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
  2. Office of the Tax Collector.
  3. Office of the Treasurer.

You may view your tax account online.

About the Tax Collection Department

The Tax Collection Department is responsible for the collection of property taxes and special assessments for the Borough of Kenilworth. Your property tax bill includes taxes collected for the County of Union, County of Union Open Space Fund, Kenilworth Board of Education and the Borough of Kenilworth. After collection, payments are made to the County of Union and Board of Education for their portion of the taxes. The balance of the monies collected is used to fund local municipal expenses.

Property taxes are due quarterly: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Payments can be made in person or by mail. Payments are processed based on the date we receive it and not the postmark. Delinquent payments will be applied to interest first and then the principal. The unpaid principal balance will be considered delinquent and will accrue interest. Interest ranges between 8% and 18% depending on the outstanding balance.

Interest is waived if payment is received by the 10th of the due date month. Payments received after the 10th will have interest applied retroactive to the due date of the 1st.

Please remember, we do not honor the postmark. In addition, delinquent balances on December 31st may be subject to a year end penalty.

If you receive a tax bill that says "not a bill - for advice only", and you pay your own taxes, please use the advice only bill to make payment and notify our office to remove the bank code from your account.

Please Note

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of your obligation to make payments by the various due dates. Interest or penalties will apply from the original due date if you are late in making any payment.

You may view your tax account online.

See a listing of Property Tax Relief Programs provided by the State of New Jersey.