Upper Freehold Township, The heartland of New Jersey

 

Tax Collector

      Due Dates

TAX BILLS WERE MAILED OUT BY JULY 13, 2017. THE FIRST QUARTER PAYMENT IS DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

 

Tax collection due dates are as follows: February 1 - May 1 - August 1 -  November 1.  By resolution the Township Committee permits a grace period  The grace period for the current year is 10 calendar day.  All tax payments are to be received in the Tax Collector's office 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 that business day will be posted with all interest and penalties due for that posting date.  Since the 10th business day falls on Friday November 10, the last grace day of the grace period is November 13.
 

Penalties
There is a ten day grace period on all tax payments with regular due dates. After the grace period, interest is charged from the due date until the date of receipt of payment, as stipulated by the New Jersey state statutes at the following rates:

  • The first $1,500 of delinquency - 8%
  • Delinquency in excess of $1,500 - 18%
  • 6% Annual penalty on delinquencies of $10,000 or more.

Deductions
Five deductions are allowed by New Jersey State Statutes:  senior citizens, surviving spouse 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.

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).  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:
               Upper Freehold Township Tax Collector
               314 Route 539
               Cream Ridge, NJ    08514 

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 Upper Freehold Township. 
  • 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 609-758-7738 ext. 214 or 215 for the amount of interest to be included in your payment.