The Tax Collector is responsible to collect all property taxes. Upon receipt of the Borough’s tax assessments and certified tax rate, tax bills are calculated and mailed to property owners, authorized banks and mortgage companies. When property taxes are not paid on a timely basis, the Tax Collector is responsible for delinquent billing and schedules an annual Tax Sale to collect delinquent taxes. The Tax Collector strives to obtain a high collection rate to minimize a negative budgetary impact on the Borough’s financial expenses. The Tax Collector provides written reports to both the governing body and the State of New Jersey.
Click Below To View Graph of How the 2020 Tax Dollars are Spent:
2020 Tax Rate Breakdown
STATE ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT/“SENIOR FREEZE”/ “BLUE BOOK”
(DUE BY: November 1, 2021)
This program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. A base year is established, and future increases are reimbursed as long as eligibility requirements are met.
2020 Eligibility Requirements:
- You were age 65 or older on December 31, 2019 or you were receiving Social Security disability payments on December 31, 2019, and also on December 31, 2020; and
- You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2009, or earlier as either a homeowner or a renter; and
- You owned and lived in your home or leased a site in a mobile home park for a manufactured or mobile home that you owned since December 31, 2016, or earlier; and
- You paid all 2019 property taxes by June 1, 2020 and all 2020 property taxes by June 1, 2021; and
- Your annual income was less than $91,505* in 2019 and less than $92,969* in 2020. With some exceptions, all income must be taken into account, including Social Security, pension, etc.
* Eligibility rules, income limits, and benefits may be changed by the State Budget that will take effect on July 1, 2021.
To obtain an application, ask questions or check on the status of an application, call the Senior Freeze Hotline at 1-800-882-6597 Mon-Fri from 8:30 to 4:30 pm, except State holidays.
Online information: state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hearing Impaired Users: 800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general tax questions: email@example.com
Most homeowners file their applications either online or by phone. Both filing systems are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the filing period. To access the online application (www.njtaxation.org) or the automated telephone filing system (1-877-658-2972).
2017 Homestead Benefit
This would normally have been applied to your account in 2020. Due to COVID issues, it was not credited in either May or November of 2020. The State of NJ now says that the 2017 Homestead Benefit payments will be paid to eligible taxpayers beginning in May 2021.
Homestead Benefit Program
The Homestead Benefit program provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners. For most homeowners, the benefit is distributed to your municipality in the form of a credit, which reduces your property taxes. The deadline to file the latest Homestead Benefit application for Tax Year 2017 was December 2, 2019.
PLEASE NOTE – THE 2018 APPLICATION WAS NOT DISTRIBUTED.
(All property tax relief program information provided here is based on current law and is subject to change.)
For other programs that may offer you some financial help or other aid, look at the website: NJHelps.org
MUNICIPALLY ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS
(See Tax Collector or Tax Assessor for Application)
VETERANS’S DEDUCTION – $250 TAX CREDIT EACH YEAR
For Veterans and Unmarried Surviving Spouses.
SENIOR CITIZEN’S DEDUCTION – $250 TAX CREDIT EACH YEAR
To qualify, you must have been 65 or older or disabled at the end of the prior year, and meet certain income requirements (Income other than Social Security and other Federal programs must not exceed $10,000.)