Frequently asked questions from City of Jersey City

How are Property taxes calculated in Jersey City, NJ?

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Property taxes in Jersey City are calculated based on the Total Assessed Value of the property (land value + improvements value - exemptions) divided by $100 and multiplied by the tax rate.

The assessed value is determined by the Tax Assessor.  The tax rate is set and certified by the Hudson County Board of Taxation.

What are other available options to pay property taxes in Jersey City?

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You can pay your Jersey City Property Taxes using one of the following methods:

  • Pay In Person - Walk-in payments can be made at The Tax Collector’s office, which is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each business day.
  • Pay By Mail - You can mail in your property tax payment amount in the form of a Check or money order to:

    City of Jersey City
    P.O. Box 2025
    Jersey City NJ 07303
  • Checking Account Debit - You can setup a debit from your checking account by completing and sending the automated clearing house (ACH) Tax Form to the following address:

    JC Tax Collector,
    280 Grove Street,
    Jersey City, NJ 07302.  

Is there a calculator I can use to estimate by Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

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You can use this online calculator to estimate your Unemployment Insurance Benefits in New Jersey State. 

What is the Maximum Weekly Base Rate for UI benefits in New Jersey?

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The Weekly Benefit Rate is capped at a maximum amount based on the state minimum wage. For 2020, the maximum weekly benefit rate is $713.

Your weekly benefit rate is calculated at 60% of the average weekly wage you earned during the base year, up to that maximum. They determine the average weekly wage based on wage information your employer(s) report.

If you are not entitled to the weekly maximum benefit amount, you may be able to increase your entitlement with dependency benefits.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of all cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State of New Jersey?

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You can find the count of cases per county here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

Is there a phone hotline to get answers about COVID-19 in New Jersey State?

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Yes! you can call the public call center at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using an out of state cell phone.

Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.

Coronavirus Updates

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Get the latest alerts from your local government agency here.

Coronavirus Updates
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Get the latest alerts from your local government agency here.