Kimberly L. Smith, Certified Tax Collector
Phone (609) 268-0447 / Fax (609) 268-7430
The Tax office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Processing of funds is until 3:00 p.m.
Bills are mailed once a year and taxes are due on a quarterly basis. Please read Resolution 2017-23 regarding Extending Tax Quarter Grace Period. A grace period of 10 days is given to the tax payer to make payment to the tax office. Payment must be received in the tax office by the 10th of the month unless an extension has been granted. Failure to make payment by the end of the grace period will result in interest charges, retro-active to the first of the month. Interest charges will accrue until payment is paid in full. If you are sending the entire tax bill with your payment to obtain a stamped receipt, please submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope in order to have the bill returned.
1. A postmark date is not an acceptable date to meet the grace period deadline.
2. Residents mailing payments are asked to enclose the correct quarterly stub of the tax bill along with the payment.
Taxes are due on the following months:
First Quarter: February 1
Second Quarter: May 1
Third Quarter: August 1
Fourth Quarter: November 1
Preliminary Tax Bills are usually mailed in August. Payment must be received in the tax office by 4:00 PM on September 12, 2017 in order to avoid interest.
Residents have the ability to access their tax information and make their payments via the internet. Payment by credit card and/or debit card via internet ONLY. Payment by credit card and/or debit card is NOT available at Town Hall.
Please click on this link and provide the requested information to access tax information by block and lot, owner name or address.
Follow instructions after accessing the link to make your payment by credit card or e-check.
There are fees associated with paying your bill online.
If you pay by ACH or e-check, there is a convenience fee.
If you pay by Visa debit card, there is a convenience fee.
The fee for all other debit and credit card payments will be a percentage of your total bill.
TAX PAYER ALERT
A revised Statue of the State of NJ R.S.54:5-19 has amended the deadline for tax payments for townships that use accelerated tax sales. Failure to pay your property taxes in full by November 10, will result in additional fees for publication of notices in the newspaper as well as late fees effective on November 11. Payment must be made in the form of cash or certified funds effective this date.
AVOID A TAX SALE ON YOUR PROPERTY
The Tax Sale will take place in December. Failure to pay your property taxes in full by the November cut off date will result in additional fees for publication of notices in the newspaper as well as late fees. Any unpaid taxes at the time of the tax sale will result in sale to lien holders. Call the tax office for information on the sale after November 1st.
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/lpt/lpt-tpbors.shtmlNJ Division of Taxation - Local Property Tax
Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
P. L. 2017, c. 128.
The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights ensures that: 1) All property taxpayers are accorded the basic rights of fair and equitable treatment under the State Constitution and laws of New Jersey; 2) All property taxpayers receive the information and assistance they need to understand and meet their property tax responsibilities.
Services to Property Taxpayers
As a property taxpayer, you have the right to obtain information explained in simple, nontechnical terms about:
- Your responsibilities and rights as a property owner and property taxpayer;
- Your real property assessment and how it is determined and calculated;
- Your right to appeal and how to appeal an assessment you believe is incorrect as to your property or as to another property in the same county and the time limits involved;
- Your right, in the context of a property tax appeal, to view the property record card of other real property in the municipality;
- Responsiveness You have the right to expect questions will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time;
- Statements and Notices You have the right to expect all notices you receive will clearly identify the purpose of the communication and the proper procedure when responding;
- For More Information Many Local Property Tax forms and publications are available on our website;
Required Website Posting The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights must be posted on the webpage of each county board of taxation and each municipality in the State having an internet webpage.