Tax Collector

2017 tax rate is 4.766%  

2017 S.I.D rate is 0.229%

Tax Bill Mailing Update 7/21/17:  The 2017 final/2018 preliminary bills will be mailed to homeowners and mortgage companies on or about July 28, 2017.  The grace period for August taxes will be extended to August 31, 2017.  Amounts are now available if you click on the link below.

If you want to check the amount due for a property you can call the tax office 908-665-8031 or check online CLICK HERE.  You can use this site to either pay online or just look up the amount due.  You can also project interest for a delinquent property or reprint a tax bill from this site as well.

TAX PAYMENT REMINDERS –  Sign up to receive quarterly tax payment reminders.

Pay Your Taxes Online – CLICK HERE

(The url at the top of the page will read wippii.edmundsassoc.com)

Online Payment options are as follows:

  1. Checking Account NO FEE. This safe and secure payment method utilizes the United States banking system’s Automated Clearing House (ACH) technology.  Please be aware the money should be debited from your checking account within 2 business days.  It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to check and make sure the payment is debited from their bank account.  If you enter an incorrect account number or the funds were not available in your account on the day you submitted payment this may lead to the bank rejecting the payment.  The Borough receives these rejection notifications 7-10 days from the time the payment was made and therefore your payment may be late if the grace period has ended.
  2. Credit Card – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for a 2.95% convenience fee. You will be charged 2.95% on top of the total tax amount due to cover merchant fees and other associated costs.  The Borough does not collect this fee it goes directly to credit card processor.
    Example: quarterly tax amount $3,500.00 + $103.25 fee = $3,603.25 total due
  3. Debit Card – $3.95 convenience fee

Homestead Benefit Update

2014 Homestead Benefits were applied to 2nd qtr. 2017 taxes.  Adjusted 2nd qtr bills were mailed
the week of March 20, 2017.

2013 homestead credits were applied to 2nd qtr. 2016 taxes.
2012 homestead credits were applied 2nd qtr. 2015 taxes.
No homestead credit was given in the year 2014.
2011 homestead credits were applied 3rd qtr. 2013 taxes.

If you have any questions regarding the homestead benefit please call the state of NJ division of taxation 888-238-1233 or check the state website below for more information

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

2016 NJ property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)

2016 property tax reimbursement forms (ptr-1 and ptr-2) were mailed to qualified homeowners in late February 2017.  The deadline for filing these applications has been extended from June 1, 2017 to October 18, 2017.

Packets for first time applicants (PTR-1) are available at the municipal center (Borough Clerk’s Office 2nd Floor).

For questions regarding this program please call the State of NJ Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline (1-800-882-6597) or visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

Tax Sale Update

The 2017 Tax Sale is tentatively scheduled for September 13, 2017.  Please check back for updates.

There was no tax sale held in 2016.  All 2015 delinquencies were satisfied.

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, by mail, or in person, You may also drop payment in the Tax Payment Box located in the front entryway of the Municipal Building. See detailed options below:

Online

Pay online using our secure online payment center. 

Mail:

All tax payments can be mailed with the appropriate stub from the bill to:
Borough of New Providence
Tax Collector
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, please reference either your tax account number or your block and lot on the check. The mailing address should be setup as follows:
Tax Collector
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

(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.)

In Person:

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 on the ground floor 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 on the ground floor of the Municipal Building. If door is locked you may press the bell and tell the police you are dropping off a tax payment.

Receipts

  1. Your canceled check should act as your receipt.
  2. Pay online through the Borough’s website and print or email a receipt to yourself.
  3. Mail a self addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.
  4. In person at the municipal building you can make your own time 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.

 

Postdated Checks

We are required by state law to deposit payments within 48 hours. Postdated checks will be returned to your billing address unprocessed.

Late Payments

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.

New Homeowners

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.
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.

Contact Information:

Tax Collector: Denise Brinkofski
908-665-8031
dbrinkofski@newprov.org

Fee Schedule

Duplicate Tax Bill $5.00
Account History/Account Statement $0.75 per page