The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions relating to the revenues and disbursements of the Borough. This department keeps a full account of all cash receipts and disbursements of the Borough, has custody of all investments and invested funds of the Borough in a fiduciary capacity, keeps all monies not required for current operations safely invested or deposited in interest bearing accounts, handles the payroll for municipal employees, processes requisitions and purchase orders for payment and collects current and delinquent taxes. The CFO oversees the financial operations of the Borough.

The Tax Collection Office is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes on properties located in the Borough of Leonia. Your tax bill includes revenues collected by the Borough on behalf of the municipality, county, and school district. The Billing and collection of real estate property taxes is governed by state law and applies to every municipality in New Jersey.

In accordance with NJSA 54:4-64 failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a taxpayer from paying taxes or delinquent interest of taxes. It is the property owner's responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (tax collector) the amount due. Please contact the tax office immediately if you have lost your bill, are have difficulty paying online or did not receive an email notification (if applicable) to obtain the amount due.

Paying/Viewing Your Taxes

Pay/view your taxes online
Residents are able to pay/view tax bills online:

Pay your taxes in-person

  • Bring your tax bill with you, and come to Borough Hall during business hours to pay your taxes in-person. 

Pay your taxes by mail

  • When mailing in your tax payment, please send your entire bill along with a check or money order, payable to Borough of Leonia, to 312 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605 ATTN: Tax Department. 
  • For a receipt please enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Vehicle Permits

On line registration (preferred option), mail in registration, drop off registration. Applications can be obtained and dropped off at Borough Hall, Leonia Public Library, or the Recreation Center. Documents needed for permit: Driver's License, Vehicle registration, proof of residency (Cable bill, bank statement, etc.). Please note that your yellow hang tag is also your resident parking pass.

Passports

As of February 2019 the Borough is processing Passport Applications again. See table below for nearby locations.

Facility Name Address Phone Distance
Fort Lee Main Office 229 Main St.
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201-567-2739 1
Ridgefield Park Post Office 155 Main St.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
201-641-9038 1
Bogota Public Library 375 Larch Ave.
Bogota, NJ 07603
201-488-7185 2
Cliffside Park Post Office 289 Gorge Rd.
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
201-943-5271 2
Edgewater Post Office 770 River Rd.
Edgewater, NJ 07020
201-945-4297 2
Englewood Main Post Office 77 Engle St.
Englewood, NJ 07631
201-568-1960 2
Englewood Cliffs Post Office 650 East Palisade Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
201-894-5128 2
Little Ferry Post Office 20 Main St.
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
201-641-7843 2
Teaneck Post Office 751 Palisade Ave.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-836-7214 2

Passports are processed in the Finance office on the first floor are as follows, with a 12-1pm lunch:

  • Tuesday: 10am- 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am- 3pm
  • Thursday: 10am- 3pm

First time passports require an original U.S. birth certificate or original naturalization papers and another acceptable form of identification, such as valid drivers’ license or County ID. For a minor child under the age of 16 both parents need to be present or the absent parent must complete the specified form and have it notarized. All minor children are required to be present the time an application for them is filed. All applications require two passport photos (school pictures are not acceptable). Adults applying for a first time passport must supply an original U.S. Birth Certificate (Birth Certificates from Jersey City and Secaucus are bit acceptable) or Original naturalization form and one other acceptable form of ID. Passports are generally taking 6-8 weeks. For additional information call Doreen Kern, 201-592-5780 ext. 225.

While most people are required to submit passport applications in person, you can download the Passport Application on line. For additional information, visit U.S. Department of State Website, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778, or email NPIC@state.gov.

Garage Sales

All garage sales require a permit. Applications for garage sales are $10 and can be filled out in Borough Hall, at least seven days ahead of the first scheduled day.