Tax Collection Office
2013 TAX RATE IS 4.442%
TAX BILLS WERE MAILED TO HOMEOWNERS AND
MORTGAGE COMPANIES ON TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013. THIS BILL INCLUDES THE 3RD AND 4TH QUARTERS OF 2013, AND THE 1ST AND 2ND QUARTERS OF 2014. THE GRACE PERIOD FOR 3RD QTR TAXES WAS EXTENDED TO MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013.
*NJ HOMESTEAD BENEFIT UPDATE*
2012 HOMESTEAD BENEFIT PACKETS WILL BE MAILED TO QUALIFIED HOMEOWNERS BEGINNING OCTOBER 19, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING IS NOVEMBER 22, 2013.
(HOMEOWNERS THAT WERE ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2011 NEW JERSEY HOMESTEAD BENEFIT RECEIVED A CREDIT ON THEIR 3RD QTR 2013 TAXES.)
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HOMESTEAD CREDIT PLEASE CALL THE STATE OF NJ DIVISION OF TAXATION 888-238-1233 OR CHECK THE STATE WEBSITE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
We are pleased to offer the Borough of New Providence taxpayers a convenient FEE-FREE option for on-line tax payments. This safe and secure payment method utilizes the United States banking system’s Automated Clearing House (ACH) technology. You will direct the ACH to electronically transfer your tax payment to our tax collection account. There is no processing fee for this service. Please have your block and lot or tax account number available, as well as your checking account information.
Please Note: You can only use a valid personal checking account. (You will not be able to use a savings account, corporate checking account, or credit card).
You may also use this system just to look up tax amounts without actually submitting payment. To continue to make your tax payment, simply click the link above and follow the online payment instructions.
FOR PROPERTY TAX SEARCHERS:
To search tax information for a property, click on the link above for paying online. You must enter the block and lot numbers and the property owner's last name. This will give you the quarterly breakdown, as well as any delinquencies. If a lot or sub lot number is a single digit, it must be entered as two digits. For example, lot 6 must be entered as 06. Please note: You must click the "BEGIN TAX PAYMENT" button even if you only wish to view tax amounts. (This may be confusing since you are not making a payment.)
PROPERTY TAX BILLS - HOW & WHEN TO PAY
Property Tax bills are mailed out ONCE a year, usually in mid-July and cover four quarterly payments. The bill mailed in July includes the 3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and the preliminary 1st and 2nd quarters of the next year. Payments are due quarterly: Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1. We offer a 10 day grace period, the maximum allowed by state law. If the 10th falls on a weekend or a Borough holiday, the grace period is extended to the Borough’s next business day.
TAX PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE OR BY MAIL. YOU MAY ALSO DROP PAYMENT IN THE TAX PAYMENT BOX LOCATED IN THE FRONT ENTRYWAY OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING. SEE DETAILED OPTIONS BELOW:
PAY ONLINE USING OUR SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT CENTER.
All tax payments can be mailed with the appropriate stub from the bill to:
BOROUGH OF NEW PROVIDENCE
360 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
(As of 8/1/2013 payments should no longer be mailed to Philadelphia, PA)
PERSONAL ONLINE BILL PAY:
If you currently use online bill pay with your personal bank, you must use the New Providence mailing address below:
360 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
Please reference either your tax account number or your block and lot.
(Please be aware that when using your personal online bill pay, your bank physically prints and mails a check to the Borough. Do not wait until the end of the grace period to make payment since we may not receive it for several days.)
Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summer Hours - Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm and Friday 8:30am - 1pm
Bring check and stub to the municipal building and place in the tax drop box located in either the front entryway of the municipal building or on the 2nd floor of the municipal building.
After normal business hours:
Place check and appropriate stub in the tax payment drop box located in the front entry way of the Municipal Building. If front door is locked you may press the bell and tell the police you are dropping off a tax payment.
1) Your canceled check should act as your receipt.
2) Pay online through the Borough's website and receipt will be emailed to you.
3) Mail a self addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.
4) In person at the municipal building you can make your own hand stamped receipt if you are utilizing the drop box on the 2nd floor. Or if you are paying with cash you can pay at the Administration Office on the 2nd Floor of the municipal building and get a receipt.
We are required by state law to deposit payments within 48 hours. Postdated checks will be returned to your billing address unprocessed.
Payment received after the grace period will be subject to interest charges. The interest is calculated back to the original due date at an annual rate of 8 percent up to $1,500 and 18 percent over $1,500 until the account is brought current. Envelope postmark is not accepted. Delinquent notices are mailed quarterly as soon as possible after the 10 day grace period has ended.
Please keep your tax bill in a safe place for future reference. We DO NOT send year-end payment statements for tax purposes. This information should be obtained from your tax bill or your own personal records.
Because tax bills are not always transferred at closing, we try to mail duplicate bills to new homeowners. However, it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain this information. You may always call us to obtain payment information.
HOMEOWNERS PAYING THROUGH THEIR MORTGAGE
If you have made arrangements for a mortgage company to pay your taxes, they are required to send us a tax authorization notice indicating that they should receive your original tax bill. You will receive an exact duplicate (advice copy) of the tax bill, which will include the payment coupons. Please keep this bill in a safe place. Should you terminate your escrow relationship with your bank, you will use this bill to pay future taxes. We have no way of knowing that an escrow relationship has ended unless we are notified by you or the bank.
ADDED ASSESSMENT BILLS
If improvements are made to your house, it may generate an added assessment bill in October after the regular bill has been mailed. The homeowner will then have two payments due for the 4th quarter of the current year and the 1st & 2nd quarters of the following year. If you have questions as to why this bill was generated, you should contact the Assessor’s Office.
If a mortgage company is paying your taxes AND our records reflect this relationship, they will receive a copy of this additional bill. However, not all mortgage companies will pay the added assessment. It is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to find out if their mortgage company will pay or if they must submit payment on their own.
NJ PROPERTY TAX REBATE PROGRAMS
The State of New Jersey has instituted several rebate programs regarding property taxes. To view complete details on the tax rebate programs, click on the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml. Next click on Property Tax Relief Programs – NJ Taxation.
The State also offers a yearly $250 senior citizen deduction, disabled person deduction, and veteran’s deduction. For more information visit the Tax Assessor’s Department page.
Tax Collector: Monica Marino 908-665-8031
Asst. to Collector (Admin Office): Denise Gelormini 908-665-1400 x210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duplicate Tax Bill $5.00
Account History/Account Statement $0.75 per page