Tax Collector

Third Quarter 2017 Tax Payments due August 1, 2017
Extended Grace period to August 14th by 3:00pm.

Please  be advised that the 2017 Final Tax Bills are postmarked and mailed on  July 19th, 2017. All 3rd quarter 2017 payments are due on August 1st  with an extended grace period ending on August 14th at 3:00pm. As per  NJSA 54:4-64 this is the last day to pay before interest accrues. All  3rd quarter payments submitted after this deadline will accrue interest  as of the statutory due date of August 1st.

ONLINE TAX PAYMENT AVAILABILITY AND CONVENIENCE FEES
Click "Make a Payment Online" in the green sidebar at the left of this page.

Please  be advised that Credit Card and E-Check payments can only be made via  the internet and that there are convenience fees that will be charged to  the user for each transaction. *Please note that the fee for using a  debit card (other than a Visa debit card) is the same fee as using a  credit card. If you have the funds in your checking account, the fee for  using an e-check is a flat $1.05 per transaction instead of the 2.95%  of the transaction amount incurred for credit/debit cards (for Visa  debit cards only, the convenience fee will be a flat $3.95 per  transaction).

*Convenience fees are retained by the service provider and are not paid to, or shared with, Howell Township*

ACH withdrawal is currently not available at this time. However, it is  anticipated that this feature will become available in the near future


Mission Statement


The Howell Township Tax Collector’s office aims to provide the best customer service while fulfilling the monetary obligation charged to this office for the purposes of Howell Township, Monmouth County, Local and Regional Schools and the five Howell Township Fire Departments.

Responsibilities


The New Jersey State Statutes charges the tax collector with collecting funds needed to support local government, county government, school districts, and fire districts.

Howell Township Tax Search


Howell Township is temporarily suspending its "Tax Search" web site service. Basic property tax information can be viewed through this LINK.

Due Dates


Tax collection due dates are as follows: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. By resolution the Township Council permits a grace period. The grace period for the current year is 10 calendar days. All tax payments are to be received in the Tax Collector’s office by 3:00 pm on the tenth day of the month in which they are due.

Should the tenth fall on a weekend or holiday the following regular business day will be the last day of the grace period. Any payments received after 3:00 pm will be posted on the following business day with all interest and penalties due for that posting date.

A municipal liens sale is held annually to cure delinquent accounts. Municipal charges include but are not limited to: taxes, sewer charges, special assessments, bulk pickup fees, and pad fees.

Deductions


Five deductions are allowed by New Jersey State Statutes: senior citizens, surviving spouses of qualified senior citizens, veterans, veteran’s widows / widowers and disabled persons. Information regarding application forms and qualifications may be obtained by contacting the Tax Assessors office.

New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs


The State of New Jersey provides information regarding the following programs at their website or by calling the following numbers:
  • Property tax reimbursement (senior freeze)
    • To check status of a filed application: 1 (800) 882-6597
    • To ask questions: 1 (800) 882-6597
    • To listen to information or order an application: 1 (800) 323-4400
  • Homestead rebate
    • Infoline: 1 (888) 238-1233
    • TTY users: 1 (800) 286-6613

Help Us Help You


If any of the following pertain to you, please read through for some tips to help us help you.

Buying and Selling


  • When you sell your home, make a copy of your bill for your records and present the new owner with the original bill at the closing.
  • If you have bought a property and did not receive a bill at your closing, you must contact this office for a duplicate bill. Bills are not issued due to sales. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.