P: (201) 391-4977
F: (201) 391-8830
188 Pascack Rd
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
201.391.4977 Ext 201
The Tax Collector is part time and therefore not in daily, You can leave a message on her voicemail or email and she will respond.
The Tax Department is located in the Municipal Complex at: 188 Pascack Road
The Finance dept. takes care of Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Benefits.
Taxes are due February 1, May 1 August 1 and November 1 of every year with a grace
Period of 10 days unless otherwise stated. Tax installments not paid by the due date are subject to 8% interest on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500.00. Also, any delinquency exceeding $10,000.00 at the end of the collection year will be assessed a 6% penalty. Delinquent taxes unpaid for the prior year(s) are included in a tax sale in accordance with New Jersey statutes.
You may mail your payments, drop them off at Borough Hall OR pay online at www.wclnj.com Please place tax payments in a sealed envelope marked “TAX COLLECTOR” with tax stub and check; NO CASH. Include self-addressed stamped return envelope if receipt needed.
Mail payments to:
Borough of Woodcliff Lake
Attn: Tax Collector
188 Pascack Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Veterans, who were honorably discharged and served in active duty during the following conflicts or wars may apply for a $250 deduction: World Trade Center Rescue & Recovery Operation, Northern/Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Joint Guard Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joint Endeavor Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Restore Hope Mission-Somalia,Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Panama Peacekeeping Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping MisSion, Grenada Peacekeeping Mission, Vietnam Conflict, Korean Conflict, and World War II. Dates of Service apply. In order to qualify for the $250 Veteran Deduction you must: Own a residence in Woodcliff Lake as of October 1 of the pretax year. Be Honorably Discharged from active service and provide a copy of your Discharge Papers and DD-214. Have served in one of the conflicts listed. Application: Here.
Qualified New Jersey Resident War Veterans having certain service-connected disabilities described in law or having been declared totally or 100% permanently disabled by the U.S. Veterans Administration are granted full tax exemption on the dwelling house and lot.
New for Tax Year 2019. You are eligible for a $6,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States by the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or civil union partner) is also eligible for an exemption if he/she is a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances and you are filing a joint return. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim and is available on both the resident and nonresident returns. You cannot claim this exemption for a domestic partner or for your dependents. Learn more on the State of NJ website.
An annual deduction of $250 from real property taxes on a home which is owned and occupied by a resident of Woodcliff Lake as of October 1 of the pretax year, is 65 years or older or permanently and totally disabled or is a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person where income is $10,000 or less, not including social security.
The forms may be accessed by visiting the following links on the State of NJ website: