Tax Collection/Water Payments/Sewer Payments

From the Township Finance Department:

The Montclair tax and utilities payment office sees dozens of property owners come in every day to pay their bills. Given the CDC recommendation to take extra precautions against COVID-19 exposure, the Township would like to remind everyone that property tax and utility bills can be paid online. 

  • PLEASE NOTE: the Finance Department has eliminated the e-check $1.05 online transaction fee. To pay your tax, sewer, or water bill online, visit:

  • The Municipal Building is closed to the public – In-person bill payments are not being accepted.
  • ALL CHECK PAYMENTS are to be dropped off into the box located outside, at the front of the building, next to the US Postal Service mailbox.
  • All checks must be in an envelope clearly noting to which department they should go, or what services are being paid for (Clerk's office applications, building department, water/sewer bill, etc.)
  • If you need confirmation of receipt of payment, please call the appropriate department for confirmation but please wait two weeks for processing payment.

township employee at bill payment slot

The cost of an electronic check payment (ACH) is $1.05.

To pay your bill online, visit:

Lidia Leszczynski, CTC
Tax Collector

Township Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
First Floor Montclair, NJ 07042

Please call Tax Collector's Office for billing questions.

Phone: 973-509-4923, 4922, 4921

Online bill payment:

Montclair residents may pay their tax and utility bills online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards.

Go to online tax, water, sewer payments portal

Tax Payment Due Dates and Grace Periods

Tax payments are due four times a year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Tax payments have a 10-day grace period -- on the 11th day of each quarter tax payments are subject to interest.

The interest on late payments for taxes is calculated at a rate of 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% for any amount over $1500.00, retroactive to the first of the month.

If you have any questions about tax payments, please call the Tax Department at 973-509-4923, 4922, 4921.