Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30
201-391-5700
12 Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645
Due to COVID-19, there are many modifications to schedules, events, and more. Please visit Montvale.org/Virus for updated information.

Excess Sewer Charges are due April 1, 2020.  Grace period has been extended to April 30, 2020.  After April 30, interest will revert back to April 1. 

 Property taxes are due May 1, 2020.  Grace period will be to Monday, May 11.  After May 11, interest will revert back to May 1.

For your convenience, a dropbox is located curbside by main entrance of Library and you may also pay online through the borough website at www.montvale.org

As always, if you have any questions, please email Fran Scordo, Tax Collector at fscordo@montvaleboro.org

Affordable Housing

Please be advised that Frank Piazza is now the affordable housing agent for the Borough of Montvale:   You can contact Mr. Piazza's office with any questions in regard to the housing units in Montvale.  

Frank Piazza
Piazza & Associates, Inc.
Tel: 609-786-1100, Ext. 301
Fax: 609-786-1105
216 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ  08540

fpiazza@piazzaonline.net

AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPLICATIONS:
Charleston Court
The Alexa
Piazza & Associates, Inc.

Affordable Housing Background & Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers below are an attempt to provide a simple explanation of a highly complicated issue.  The goal of this information is to explain the history and current state of affordable housing obligations in the State of New Jersey and in the Borough.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive explanation of the affordable housing issue.  The Mayor and Council hope that this overview will assist Montvale residents in understanding the issues currently facing the Mayor and Council and their efforts to address them.
Why does a community have to build affordable housing?

In 1975 the Supreme Court ruled (in a decision commonly referred to as Mt. Laurel I) that municipalities have a constitutional obligation to enact zoning regulations that create a realistic opportunity for the development of the municipality’s fair share of affordable housing.  The “Mt. Laurel Doctrine” essentially states that a community cannot zone in such a way to exclude low- and moderate-income households (i.e. have exclusionary zoning).  

Examples of such “exclusionary zoning” include:

Single-family zoning with large minimum lot size requirements.

Minimum house size requirements which drive up the cost of housing construction and consequently, housing prices.

Prohibition of multi-family housing.

Limitation on number of bedrooms in multi-family dwellings to limit household sizes.

Prohibition of mobile homes.

Over-zoning for non-residential uses.

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