Tax Collector

Update from the Tax Collector’s Office:
The Township of Howell Governing Body adopted Resolution 20-177 allowing the grace period for 2020 second quarter property taxes to be extended. The second quarter, due May 1st, now has a grace period through and including June 1, 2020. Payments received in the Tax Collector’s Office after June 1st will be charged interest calculated back to the due date of May 1st, as is standard regulation. While Township offices still remain closed to the public, all other methods of payment such as mail, online, and drop box payments are being processed. As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 732-938-4090. Be safe and stay well.

Introducing the new sewer bill! We are slowly rolling out the new style billing. The first bill only has January and April’s quarters. The next bill will be mailed in June and will include a full year of billing. June’s bill, the new standard, will have July, October and the following January and April quarters. The due dates are not changing. Property owners have the choice of paying at the time the quarter is due or multiple quarters in advance. We have also included billing reminder stickers to help remind you through the year. This bill only includes the upcoming two quarters. If you have an outstanding balance please check online, at the township website, or contact our office.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Tax and Sewer Collection office at 732-938-5970.

Sample January 2020 New Sewer Bill

Sewer Bill Friendly Reminder:

Please note the following only applies to residential properties that have sewer serviced by Howell Township. Last quarter we rolled out the new format for the Sewer bill. Please remember that the bill had a stub for January’s payment and one for April’s payment. You will not be receiving a new bill for April’s upcoming quarter. Should you have misplaced the bill or, for any reason, do not seem to have April’s stub you are still able to mail in your payment. Place a memo on your check with your account number. If you need assistance, of any kind, please feel free to visit our payment website for account information here:, or feel free to call our office at 732-938-5970.

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.


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.


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.