The Tax Office payment window (for water, sewer, and taxes) is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The payment drop-off window is open at all times. Cash payments are not permitted in the drop box. Payments received after business hours will be credited to the next business day.
The 2017 Certified Tax Rate is 2.941 per hundred.
Listing files in 'Tax Office'
Please note that our office does not send out a statement of taxes paid for the prior year. You must use your receipts or canceled checks along with your tax bill for income tax purposes.
Lan Chen Shen – Tax Collector
Darlene Flagg – Deputy Tax Collector
Leigha Bogdanowicz – Tax Clerk
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of taxes. Tax bills are normally mailed in June or July each year. They have the third and fourth quarters of the current year and the first and second quarters of the next year. The tax bill contains the portion of taxes that we collect for the schools and county as well as the municipal taxes.
The Tax Collector’s Office acts as the collecting agency for numerous governmental agencies, including the District Schools Tax, The Fire District, and Burlington County. Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The governing body has granted a ten day grace period on each quarter. Therefore, payments must be received in our office on or before the 10th. When the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the grace period is extended to the next business day. The Tax Collector is a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey and is obligated to comply with all State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of taxes. The Tax Assessor is responsible for establishing the taxable value of your property. If you have any questions regarding the assessed value of your property please contact the Tax Assessor’s Office.
Property owners may file an appeal if they want to dispute the assessed value of their property. Appeals must be filed by April 1st of the current year with the County Board of Taxation. Appeals for added or omitted assessments must be filed by December 1st of the current year.
Interest Charged on Unpaid Taxes
Any taxes remaining unpaid after the 10th of February, May, August and November are subject to interest at the rate of:
- 8% per year for delinquencies up to $1,500.00
- 18% per year for delinquencies over $1,500.00
Please note that once a delinquency reaches the 18% threshold the account must be paid up to date before interest reverts back to 8%. Any account with a current year delinquency together with accrued interest totaling $10,000.00 or more on December 31st is subject to an additional 6% year end penalty.
Any tax or utility for 2016 and prior years remaining delinquent on November 11th will be subject to tax sale. Tax Sale Date is scheduled for September 27, 2017. The first advertising date is August 25, 2017. IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR NAME WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES ON AUGUST 25, 2017, WE SUGGEST THAT THE PAYMENTS BE MADE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2017. PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE NEWSPAPER. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS. The tax sale includes delinquent taxes as well as delinquent water and sewer charges as dictated by New Jersey statutes. When a property is included in the tax sale, a lien is sold for the amount of the eligible municipal charges together with interest to the date of the tax sale and costs of sale. Interest rates for liens sold may be as high as 18%. Depending on the amount of the lien sold, there are additional penalties of 2%, 4% or 6% charged. The lien holder, under certain circumstances, may also be entitled to legal fees as well. Lien holders may pay any subsequent tax or water and sewer charges and add these charges to the original lien. Interest accrues on the original lien as well as any subsequent charges paid by the lien holder. The sale of a tax lien on a property does not give the purchaser of the certificate any rights of ownership or to trespass on the property. This is acquired by the foreclosure process. A lien holder may begin to foreclose on the property two years after the purchase of the tax sale certificate. If the certificate was not purchased by an outside lien buyer at the tax sale, the Township would be the lien holder and may begin the foreclosure process in as little as six months from the tax sale date. PLEASE NOTE: Change of address must be in writing signed by the property owner. Changing your mailing address for taxes will also change your mailing address for water and sewer bills. Applications for SENIOR CITIZEN DEDUCTIONS can be obtained in the tax office. Besides the Senior Citizen/Disabled and Veterans Deductions, the State of New Jersey offers a number of other Property Tax Relief Programs. Information on these programs may be found at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml. You may also call the Automated Tax Information System at 1-800-323-4400.
Burlington Township 2016 Tax Sale List
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the State Property Tax Rebate Programs Available?
Homestead Rebate Program
Property Tax Reimbursement Program
- To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597
- To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
- To listen to information or to order an application: 1-800-323-4400
- Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TTD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300
Property Tax Reimbursement
Who is eligible: Homeowners age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey. Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least the past 10 years, and lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last 3 years, and must meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both base year and reimbursement year. What is the benefit: Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid for the base year and the amount who did receive a prior year’s reimbursement. When to File: By June 1, 2017. The deadline for residents to file their 2015 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to October 18, 2017.
Senior Tax Discount
Senior Tax Discount Application
Local Property Tax Forms