Tax Assessment & Collection

Special Note:  September 27, 2018

The final tax bill for the November 1, 2018 tax quarter and the preliminary taxes for the first and second tax quarters of 2019, due February 1 and May 1, were mailed in September 2018. Please contact our office if you have not received a final tax bill.

Homestead Application Update:
New Jersey homeowners will receive their 2016 Homestead Benefit applications. The deadline for filing a Homestead application is Friday, November 30, 2018.

To be eligible, homeowners must meet the following conditions:
• Owned and occupied a home in New Jersey that was their principal residence on October 1, 2016.
• Had New Jersey gross income for 2016 that was not more than $150,000 for homeowners who were 65 or older or disabled, and not more than $75,000 for homeowners who were under age 65 and not disabled. The income limits apply to a single individual, a married/civil union couple living in the same residence, and a married/civil union partner maintaining a residence separate from their spouse/civil union partner.
• The home was subject to local property taxes, and the 2016 property taxes were paid.
• Recipient’s permanent legal residence was in New Jersey.

The benefit amount will be calculated based on 2006 property taxes for each home. Most homeowners will receive their benefits as credits on their property tax bills. They can expect to receive a property tax bill or other notice (advice copy) from their tax collectors reflecting the amount of the benefit. Homeowners who indicated when filing that they no longer own the property or those whose principal residence was a unit in a co-op or continuing care retirement community will receive their benefit by check or direct deposit.

Residents should not confuse the Homestead Benefit with the Senior Freeze. They are separate programs with different eligibility requirements, different applications, and different filing schedules. Applicants can receive benefits under both programs if they qualify. The total amount of property tax relief benefits a homeowner receives, however, cannot exceed the property taxes paid on the principal residence for the same year.

If you have any questions about the Homestead Benefit or Senior Freeze programs, please call:

Homestead Benefit (for questions by homeowners): 
• To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972
• To file applications online: www.njtaxation.org
• To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/organization/ts-regional.shtml
• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml

Senior Freeze: 
• To ask questions or to order an application: 1-800-882-6597
• To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
• To listen to information: 1-800-323-4400
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/organization/ts-regional.shtml
 • Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml

  1. Assessments
  2. Tax Collection

Our primary goals are to:

  • Provide a fair and equitable base for distributing property taxes.
  • Educate the public in the process.
  • Provide access to a wealth of information pertaining to real property and sales of real property.

Annually the Assessment Department is responsible for accurately identifying, listing, and valuing all real property in the Township as well as defending the values. This requires the collection, interpretation and maintenance of data from numerous sources. Through the use of technology we are able to provide other departments and the public access to our database. The Department also administers numerous programs provided by New Jersey State Statutes including senior citizen, disabled persons and veterans tax deductions, farmland assessments, tax exemptions to eligible non-profit organizations, sales ratio, and annual assessment notifications.

Tax Assessor - Michael Barker Email 
Assistant to the Assessor - Joanne Allgor Email or 201-664-2346, ext. 1006

Assessment Records  Online Lookup
Appeals: Click here for information
Property Tax Deductions: Click here
Property Tax Relief Programs: NJ Division of Taxation
Historical Data: Rates and Ratios, Assessments and Rate Breakdown, Top 10 Ratables
Tax Maps: View Maps