The Tax Collector’s office collects taxes and sewer charges and enforces timely payments, delivers delinquency notices, calculates interest on delinquencies and holds tax sales.
Tax Due Dates
Due Date for Taxes, there is a 10 day grace period:
- 1st Quarter: February 1
- 2nd Quarter: May 1
- 3rd Quarter: August 1 GRACE PERIOD ENDS Aug. 19, 2022
- 4th Quarter: November 1
2022 Certified Tax Rate
2022 Certified Tax Rate is 4.199 per $100 of assessed value
2022 Equalization Ratio
2022 Equalization Ratio is 51.97%
Tax dollars are used in the following ways:
- County 20.27%
- County Open Space, Recreation & Historic Preservation .69%
- Library 1.53%
- Municipal 18.69%
- School 58.82%
Veterans & Senior Citizens
Veterans and senior citizens may be eligible for a tax deduction of $250. Please contact the Tax Assessor’s office for more information.
Pay By Mail
Mail your check to Tax Collector, 29 Park Avenue, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922 or you can drop it off in the secure mailbox located outside of the new Town Hall.
Automated & Online Tax Payment Options
The Township offers resident two options for online Property Tax payments: scheduled automated direct withdrawals and one-time online payments.
ACH Direct Withdrawal Program
This program offers residents a convenient way to pay municipal Property Tax bills. It allows residents to preauthorize payments of their municipal charges directly from their checking or savings account via electronic funds transfer.
There is no fee associated with this service, and residents don’t need to worry about remembering to pay these taxes. The amount due will be automatically debited from the participant’s chosen account.
Online Tax Payments
Making your tax payment online is fast, easy, and safe. In just a few minutes, your transaction will be complete. You can choose to pay by a Checking Account ACH Payment (e-Check) or by a Credit Card Payment. There is a fee of $1.05 for ACH transactions and 2.95% of the tax payment for credit card transactions. Beginning Nov15, 2020 the ACH fee will increase to $1.95
Beginning March 21, 2022 there are some new features to the online payment portal including:
Account enrollment allows each customer to create and manage an e-wallet profile.
Integrated e-wallet system securely stores customer payment data, allowing for safe and efficient future payments.
Ability to schedule future payments through the Online Payment Portal
Summer 2022: e-bill sign up available directly from Online Payment Portal
Property Tax Relief Program
For information on the Division of Taxation's Property Tax Relief Program, visit: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml