The Bayonne Tax Collector’s Office announced that second quarter property tax payments are due on Thursday, May 10. The nominal legal due date for the tax bills was Tuesday, May 1. However, the City Council authorized a grace period through the close of business on Thursday, May 10. Payments made by that date will avoid a late fee. Property owners may pay their taxes by mail or in person at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, or at Bayonne branches of BCB Community Bank, or through the City of Bayonne website, www.bayonnenj.org.
By state law, quarterly payments received after the close of business on Thursday, May 10, will incur interest charges dating back to May 1, the nominal, legal due date for the second quarter. For anyone making payment in person on May 10, the Tax Collector’s Office strongly recommends paying in person at City Hall before the close of business that day at 4:30 p.m.
Those who handle their property taxes through their monthly mortgage payments should have received advice copies of the property tax bills in the most recent tax mailing. They should continue paying their property taxes through their mortgages.