Tax Collector

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of all funds raised by taxation or assessed to property owners for county, school, and municipal purposes.  
 New Property Owners – Welcome to Emerson!
As a new property owner of Emerson, it is your responsibility to be sure you know your property tax obligation. It may take a few months before the County records your deed and notifies us of the ownership change. Therefore, please call the Tax Office between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to provide new ownership information and your mailing address. You may view your current property tax bill and view/pay your property taxes click here

The Borough of Emerson offers a 10 calendar day grace period for payment of taxes. Payment must be received by the last day of the grace period to avoid interest; therefore if the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, the last day of the grace period is extended to the next business day. (i.e.: November 10th falls on a Saturday, we are closed Monday, November 12th for Veterans day, the last day of the grace period would become Tuesday, November 13th to pay to avoid interest). Please note that on the day following the last day of the grace period, interest will be charged, reverting to the statutory due dates, at 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on the balance. 

Mortgage Satisfied

If your mortgage company or bank is no longer responsible for paying your real estate taxes, kindly contact the tax office immediately at (201) 262-6086 ext. 1211 or 1212, so we may update our records. You may also email us at: with any other changes as well (i.e.: mailing address). 

Residents are encouraged to visit the State of New Jersey’s Division of Taxation Property Relief page which is located at for information on property tax relief programs they might be eligible for.

As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures. 

Financial Documents

Below please find the latest financial documents including adopted budgets, the Annual Financial Statement and Borough Audit for review.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer/Tax Collector Lauren Roehrer at 201-262-6086  x1211. Thank you.