MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As yesterday Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 130,  allowing municipalities the ability to adopt a resolution extend the grace period for payment of second quarter property taxes, concluding on a date no later than June 1; the due date remains May 1.

Both Maplewood and South Orange have stated their intent to pass such a resolution. 

Mayor Frank McGehee said stated in his coronavirus update today, "The Township is looking to adopt a resolution extending the grace period to June 1 during our May 5th Township Committee Meeting. Given that taxes are due this Friday, I am posting this announcement prior to May 1st for transparency."

Village President Sheena Collum also addressed the issue in her update today. "The South Orange Board of Trustees has been advocating that the state permit local units to provide flexibility to taxpayers during this difficult time," she wrote. Now that the option is available, she said, "The Board of Trustees will be scheduling a special meeting to extend this courtesy to our residents."