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May 7, 2017

Property Tax and Water/Sewer Payments Deadline Extended to May 24

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Statement by City of Newark Business Administrator Jack Kelly:                 

“Mayor Baraka and the Municipal Council have authorized an extension of the deadline for payment of second quarter property taxes and Water/Sewer bills by two weeks until May 24. Payments will not be considered late if received on or prior to May 24th. Therefore, any interest penalty for late payment will not begin until May 25th. This is to accommodate taxpayers who have been hampered from paying their taxes online as the result of the virus that affected some of the City's computer systems.

“Property taxpayers can make their payments by mailing them to CITY OF NEWARK, P.O. BOX 27512, NEWARK, NJ, 07101.

Water/Sewer payments can be mailed to P.O. BOX 64000, NEWARK, NJ, 07101, or may be deposited in the 24-hour drop box at the Green Street entrance to City Hall.“Checks should be payable to:  City of Newark.“Alternatively, property taxpayers can pay in person at City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ, 07102

“Newark computers were hit with a virus from which we are still recovering.  Most of our city services such as permitting, collecting payments, and birth certificates are now operating normally again.  At no point during the incident were our policing services affected. Some of our online services are still in the process of repair.

“We thank Newark residents for their patience and cooperation as we work to restore all of our services.”