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The Orange Municipal Court is located at 29 N. Park Street in Orange, New Jersey.
Orange Municipal Court meets every Monday at 12:30 p.m., every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., and every Friday at 9:30 a.m.
The Violations Bureau is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The phone number for the Orange Municipal Court is (973) 952-6315 and the fax is (862) 766-5294. You can reach us between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You can pay your ticket in one of three ways:
1. Visit the violations bureau located 29 N Park Street, Orange, NJ 07050.
2. Mail a certified check or money order with a copy of your ticket to the Violations Bureau using the same address (above).
3. Pay your ticket Online.
If your ticket is checked "Court Appearance Required" or the penalty amount is not listed at the bottom of your ticket you must appear in Court on the dates listed on the complaint. You may also check the amount by visiting the website listed on the back of the ticket. It will tell you if you need to appear in Court or can just pay the ticket.
If your ticket is not marked "Court Appearance Required", you may enter your plea of "Not Guilty" by either calling the Court at (973) 952-6315 or appearing at the Violations Bureau. Court staff will then schedule your case for a conference or a trial date depending on the charge.
Once you are assigned a court date, all requests for adjournments must be made in writing to the Judge. Adjournment requests can be mailed to Orange Municipal Court 29 Park St. Orange, NJ 07050, faxed to (862) 766-5294 or brought to the Violations Bureau. Your adjournment is not automatically granted by sending a letter. The Judge will review the letter and has ultimate discretion on whether a new court date will be granted.
For certain charges with consequences of magnitude such as (fines of $500 or more, loss of driving privilege, or incarceration) you may be eligible for the Public Defender if you are financially indigent. Judge will make the final decision on granting the Public Defender. If you can afford your own attorney, you can call either the Essex County Bar Association or the New Jersey Bar Association for referral. Court staff cannot recommend an attorney for you.
Yes, with permission for overnight parking, with a permit for overnight parking and if legally allowed on the specific street.
Please reach out to Parking Enforcement at City Hall. The phone number is: (973) 952-6071
You will need to reach out to the Police Records Division in order to obtain a copy of a pubic record. Please contact: (973) 952-6156
3. Pay your ticket Online.
The Police Department not longer provides fingerprinting services for employment, background checks, immigration or any other non-criminal justice purpose unless the fingerprints are required for a federal purpose, or an out-of-state background check.
Please use the following for link for fingerprinting: Identogo
Yes, most hospitals, schools and government properties are exempt from property taxes. Permanently and totally disabled veterans of war are also exempt from payment of property taxes. In addition, many religious and non-profit organizations qualify for property tax exemption.
Postcards are mailed to property owners the end of January. This statutory requirement is intended to inform property owners of their assessment for the current tax year. Postcards are now WHITE NOT GREENAre mailed to notify you what your ASSESSMENT is for the current year. They are NOT to be used for income tax purposes. The tax amount shown on the card is how much was BILLED to the PROPERTY not the individual owner. That amount billed on the post card DOES NOT reflect if you received a homestead rebate or a Senior PTR or if you paid any interest. For the exact amount you were billed and paid please refer to Property Tax and Sewer Look Up Information Put your address in the search box Your assessment will be reflected on the left hand side and the amounts billed and paid for each quarter will be beneath that in the middle of the page.
If a property owner does not agree with their assessment, they may file an appeal. The appeal deadline is April 1st.
A taxpayer does not file an appeal of his/her taxes but rather the assessment. The City of Orange Township taxpayers who believe that their assessments are not fair as of October 1st, of the pretax year (the assessing date) have the right to file an appeal with the Essex County Board of Taxation on or before April 1st of the tax year. A Petition of Appeal may be obtained from the Essex County Board of Taxation located at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Complex, 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room 230, Newark, NJ 07102, call 973-395-8525 or visit https://www.essexcountynjtaxboard.org/
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights states property taxpayers in New Jersey have the following rights:
• The right to understand the property assessment process and the requirements of the state Constitution concerning the assessment of real property;
• The right to understand the calculation of the assessment on their property;
• The right to detailed information about how to appeal an assessment of property; and
• The right to view the property assessment of any other parcel of property in the municipality.
Read More: NJ now has a 'bill of rights' for taxpayers — Here's what you need to know | http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/LocalPropertyTax.pdf
A revaluation program seeks to spread the tax burden equitably within a municipality by appraising each property according to its true value and assessing it based on such value. This process is almost always accomplished by hiring a revaluation company under the direct supervision of the municipal tax assessor in accomplishing this task and involves the interior & exterior inspection of every property in a municipality.
Get the brochure, “What is Revaluation” from the New Jersey Tax Website. https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/revaluation.pdf
Taxes are billed once a year with four quarterly stubs containing the amounts due and the due dates. This generally occurs at the end of June or July. Unless extended by action of the Township Council, taxes are due on the first day of February, May, August and November.
The minimum amount you have to pay is all interest accumulated to date and the quarterly payment that is past due.
No. New Jersey statutes do not permit the waiver or cancellation of any interest charges.
No. New Jersey statutes specify that taxes are due on the first day in which they are assessed. In other words, taxes are due the first of the year. State law already provides for partial payments by apportioning the annual tax bill into four quarterly payments.
Your closing attorney is responsible for appropriating the proper payments of your tax bill. The current tax bill should be given to the new owner or his paying agent upon sale of the property.
Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing to ensure that future tax bills are sent directly to you.
Yes. Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing.
No, we do not. All payments are posted on the same date they are received in the Tax Collector’s office.
No. We do not accept postdated checks. All payments are posted on the date they are received.
New Jersey law requires municipalities to hold at least one tax sale per year if properties within the municipality are delinquent in paying their property taxes and/or other municipal charges.
At the Tax Sale, the title to the delinquent property is not sold. Instead, a Tax Sale Certificate – a lien on the property – is sold. This offers the property owner an opportunity to pay back the lien over a specific period of time, rather than losing the property outright to foreclosure.
The taxpayer has two years from the date of the Tax Sale to redeem the lien by paying the full amount of the lien – including the delinquent taxes and charges, plus interest, penalties, and authorized fees and costs. If the lien is not redeemed by this time, the lien holder may exercise the right to start the foreclosure process.
Applies to the CURRENT year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due after the statutory due date (November 10). The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.
2. Standard Tax Sale
Applies to the PRIOR year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due in the current year. The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.