HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City of Hackensack will extend the grace period for property tax payments from May 1 to June 1, officials said. 

The order will provide financial relief for homeowners struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy is expected to be formally adopted on its next council meeting on May 5.

“The financial effect of the COVID-19 crisis is almost as dire as the health impact, and while it is essential that municipal government is funded in order to ensure that our first responders can continue working to keep us all safe, this action will allow the city to provide relief to homeowners without negatively impacting public safety,” said Mayor John Labrosse.

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The city’s action comes after an executive order was signed yesterday by Governor Phil Murphy providing municipalities with the option to extend the deadline. City taxpayers are being encouraged to pay their property taxes online by visiting hackensack.org/tax, by regular mail or by using the City’s secure dropbox located in the alley/tunnel of the City Hall parking lot (State St. exit).  No cash will be accepted and payment cannot be made in person at City Hall. 

For up-to-date information and resources about the city’s response to coronavirus pandemic, residents are encouraged to visit the city’s dedicated information portal on their website http://hackensack.org/covid19