Mayor Kimble, the Town Council, and the Town Manager are very pleased to announce that residents may now securely view and pay their property tax and water bills online via the Township website, which is available 24/7.
You can access this system by clicking on the image below or by selecting the “PAY BILLS ONLINE” horizontal menu item at the top of this page.
This will then take you to a new page wherein you can directly access your account information by entering the first few letters of your last name in the “Owner Name” search box. The online system will then guide you through the rest of the straight-forward process to pay your property tax and/or water bills.
Please be advised that the following convenience fees are associated with the use of this online system:
If you pay by ACH or E-check (i.e., direct payment from your personal checking account), there is a $1.05 convenience fee.
If you pay by Visa personal debit card, there is a $3.95 convenience fee.
The fee for ALL OTHER DEBIT AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTSwill be approximately 2.95% (2.95 PERCENT) of your TOTAL BILL.
Please note that THESE CONVENIENCE FEES ARE NOT COLLECTED BY NOR DO THEY GO TO THE TOWNSHIP – rather these fees are a consequence of the business relationship between a given resident and their respective financial services provider.
If you have any questions about this online payment system, please contact the Finance Department at (973) 450-3342, X-3343, or X-3442 for more information.
It is a great honor for Mayor Kimble and the Town Council to welcome Judge Wilfredo Benitez to Belleville as our new Municipal Court Judge.
Judge Benitez, who was born in Puerto Rico and is completely fluent in Spanish, grew up in Harlem while attending NYC public school. He is a graduate of Columbia University and went on to earn his law degree from Rutgers University.
After graduating from law school, he worked for almost a decade at private law firms before beginning his own practice in 2000. He has subsequently served as lead counsel for the Essex County Democratic Committee.
Judge Benitez has also served as a municipal court judge for East Orange and views being a judge as a great opportunity for him to effect positive change. While being stern, but fair, to his audience, he does his utmost to help people “get out of the vicious circle of the legal system.”