Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes - Extended Collector's Office Hours
Due to the extraordinary circumstances stemming from the changes in Income Tax laws, the Township manager requested that the Tax Collector’s office remain open until 3:00 pm on December 29. In addition, our software company has made arrangements to allow on-line payments on December 30th & 31st for 2018 payments receipts to indicate the date payment is made. Be aware that once this payment is approved on the website, it cannot be cancelled. The Tax Collector’s office can only accept payment thru 2018 taxes for 1st and 2nd quarters as billed. All Taxpayers are by this notice notified that there will be no refunds made regarding these prepayments.
We cannot guarantee delivery of mail and are not responsible for delayed payments made in this manner. It is the burden of the taxpayer to provide proof of mailing to the IRS.
If you have a mortgage company responsible for paying your taxes, you must notify them of your intentions. It is also recommended that you discuss this issue with your tax preparer prior to making payments.
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.
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.
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.
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.