Pay Taxes

Paying Your Taxes


Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the tax collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore taxes must be received in the office on or before the end of the grace period (the tenth of the month due) by 3:00 pm. However, if the tenth falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment. All payments may be made by cash, check, or money order.
  • When paying in person, bring your entire bill with you so that we may receipt the back of the bill for you.
  • When paying by mail, send the stub with your check and or if you wish to have a receipt, please send the entire bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    Howell Township Tax Collector
    PO Box 580
    Howell, NJ 07731

Double Check Your Checks


It is quite often necessary to return checks that are incorrectly written. These errors can result in delays that may cause interest charges for late payments. By following the pointers listed below we hope some of these most common errors can be avoided.
  • Ensure the amount written out matches the amount in the number box. This is the most common error.
  • Your check must be made payable to the Township Of Howell only.
  • Make sure your check is signed and dated.
  • Please make sure the account you are writing the check on is valid.
In the event that your taxes are being paid beyond the ten-day grace period, please call the Collector’s office at (732) 938-4090 for the amount of interest to be included in your payment.

Dropbox Now Available for 24 Hour Access to Drop Off Tax & Sewer Utility Payments


(Located at the rear exterior center of the municipal building to the left prior to the entrance doors)
The Tax and Utility Collector’s now has 24 hour access to drop off Tax and Sewer Utility payments.  The drop box is available 7 days a week/365 days a year for payment drop off when:
  •Your work schedule prevents you from coming to the Collection office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm).
  •The weekends are a more convenient alternative for you to drop off your payment.
  •It is getting close to the end of the grace period and you are concerned your payment will not be received in time to avoid interest.
  •It is simply more convenient to use the drop box during normal business hours.

Dropbox Guidelines:


  •Payments left in the after-hours drop box will be retrieved once daily by 9am every business day.
  •Payments placed in the drop box are not considered “received” until they are removed from the drop box by the Tax Collector’s staff and    entered into the Tax Collector’s system after the 9am daily pick-up.  Your cancelled check is your receipt.
  •For late payments, interest will be calculated to the business day the payment is retrieved to Collection office and posted the        corresponding account.
  •Cash payment are NOT PERMITTED in the drop box.
  •Please do not postdate your checks.  We are unable to hold them as New Jersey statutes require payments to be deposited within 48 hours of receipt.
  •Please use a sealed envelope with the payment remittance stub to submit your payment to the drop box.  Your block & lot information should be written in the memo section of the check.  Please verify that the written amount of the check matches the numerical amount and the check is signed.
  •The location of the drop box is monitored by a security camera at all times.