Tax Collector


Tax Sale 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The TOWNSHIP OF HOWELL announces the sale of 2021 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges (including all prior year sewer and other municipal charges) through an online auction on December 13, 2022 – 8:30 am. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies, and costs, along with bidding instructions, please visit: https://howell.newjerseytaxsale.com. Payments must be received on or before December 12, 2022 in order for property delinquencies to not be sold at the sale. 

**information can be viewed free of charge 30 days prior to the sale** 

2022 Tax Sale List: Click Here 

ANYTIME PRIOR TO THE TAX SALE, THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT DUE ON ANY PROPERTY WITH ALL INTEREST AND COST INCURRED. PAYMENTS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. PERSONAL CHECKS AND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE FOR THE FULL AMOUNT NECESSARY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE TAX SALE. PLEASE NOTE THE AMOUNT ON THE TAX SALE LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE CURRENT INTEREST WHICH MUST BE COLLECTED IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT ON THE TAX SALE LIST TO HAVE A PARCEL REMOVED PRIOR TO THE TAX SALE. 

IN THE EVENT THE OWNER IS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE MILITARY, OR THE OWNER HAS AN OPEN BANKRUPTCY, THE COLLECTOR SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.

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.