Tax Collector

Property Taxes
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTE:
Township Committee has extended the 2nd quarter Property Tax Grace period to 6/1/2020.  Payments received by end of business day on 6/1/20 are on time.  Any payments received after 6/1/20 will be charged interest going back to 5/1/20. Regarding methods of payment while the Twp. building is closed, go to PAYMENTS. Please also read this info on New Jersey’s Homestead Rebate Freeze.

(For info on Sewer Utility Charges, see below)

Taxes are paid at the tax collector’s office or by on-line payment. Tax bills are payable quarterly typically on the 1st day of February, May, August and November, after which date they are delinquent and subject to interest. Interest will be charged on all payments made more than ten (10) days after the due date.

A payment will not be applied towards an account until it is in physical possession of the Township, regardless of postmarked date. If mailing your payment, allow sufficient time for the mail to arrive prior to end of grace period to avoid interest charges.

Furthermore, the Township of Montgomery must deposit all checks that are received within 48 hours of receipt. New Jersey State Statute requires this. Therefore, the Township cannot hold any checks for a period of time; hence, the Township cannot accept postdated checks. Thank you for your understanding.Unpaid taxes remaining by the 1st day of February, May, August or November are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum up to $1500.00 and 18% per annum over $1500.00. Once the 18% per annum has been established it will remain at 18% until the outstanding amount is zero. Montgomery Township provides a 10 day grace period for payment of taxes. However, if the 10 day grace period is exceeded the interest accrues from the 1st of the month that the payment is due. A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 if not paid by the end of the fiscal year.

On-line Payment

To explore on-line property tax or sewer utility payment options by credit card or e-check, go to “Tax Payment” in menu to left on any page of this website.

Tax Deductions

Senior citizen and veteran’s deductions require an application from the Tax Assessor’s office.

Sewer Utility Charges

Sewer Utility bills are paid by mail, at the tax collector’s office or by on-line payment. Sewer utilities are payable semiannually on June 1st July 1, 2020 and September 1st and are subject to the same rate of interest as property taxes. Interest will be charged on all payments made more than ten (10) days after the due date, which is found on the bill. Bill will be mailed out by the end April, 2020.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 908-359-8211 ext. 223.

Sewer Fee Calculation Method

Sewer fees are based upon a utility user’s yearly water use multiplied by a universal rate, set by sewer system operation costs and necessary maintenance and upgrades. Water use is taken from the previous year’s measurement, as reflected on your water bills, which the township obtains, or meter readings. A detailed explanation of the calculation method is found on our:

SEWER CHARGES WEBPAGE
Sewer Rate Calculator

A simple calculator which can assist you in calculating your sewer fee based on your water usage of the previous year is accessible from the following link:

2020 Sewer Fee Calculator (Download 2020 Excel Sewer Fee Calculator)

Note: The calculator has two columns you may use depending on whether your NJ American Water bill reads in centum cubic feet (CCF) or 1,000 gallons of water used per billing period. You can only fill in one entry (CCF or 1,000 gallons) for any given month. If you used 10 CCF, enter 10. If you used 7,000 gallons, enter 7. If your property has a private water source (i.e. well water) and you have not installed a water meter, then put 67 in the 1,000 gallons January row and leave the other months blank.”

Important Reminders

Drop Box
For your convenience an after-hours drop box for tax & sewer payments only has been installed at the main entrance of the Municipal Building. Payments left in the drop box will be posted as of the next business day.

For duplicate copies of your tax or sewer bill, contact the Tax Collector:

  • If you are a new homeowner and did not receive your bill at the closing
  • If you pay off your mortgage and will be paying your own taxes and do not have your copy of the bill
  • If for any reason you do not have a copy of your tax or sewer bill.

Questions?

Please contact the Finance Department at ext. 223.