Tax Collector

Property Taxes
(For info on Sewer Utility Charges, see below)

Taxes are paid at the tax collector’s office or by on-line payment. Tax bills are payable quarterly typically on the 1st day of February, May, August and November, after which date they are delinquent and subject to interest. Interest will be charged on all payments made more than ten (10) days after the due date.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

3rd Quarter Property Tax Bills Mailing (updated 7/24/17)

Please be advised, Montgomery Township has received necessary tax figures from Somerset County and tax bills are being prepared for the second half of 2017.  Property owners should expect an actual (not estimated) property tax bill in the mail during the first week of August.  Unless otherwise stated on the bill, the 3rd quarter billing will be due August 01, 2017 with a grace period ending August 30, 2017. (The usual 10 day grace period has been extended due to the date of mailing.) The 4th quarter billing will be due November 01, 2017 with a grace period ending November 10, 2017.

Alternatively, the Township’s online payment portal is now available for payment of third quarter taxes (2.99% convenience fees for credit card payments, no fee to pay by e-check).

Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions.

Thank you  for your patience,

Michael W. Pitts Jr., CPA, CMFO, CTC, QPA
Chief Finance Officer  / Tax Collector
Montgomery Township
2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502
Phone: 908-359-8211
mpitts@twp.montgomery.nj.us

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A payment will not be applied towards an account until it is in physical possession of the Township, regardless of postmarked date. If mailing your payment, allow sufficient time for the mail to arrive prior to end of grace period to avoid interest charges.

Furthermore, the Township of Montgomery must deposit all checks that are received within 48 hours of receipt. New Jersey State Statute requires this. Therefore, the Township cannot hold any checks for a period of time; hence, the Township cannot accept postdated checks. Thank you for your understanding.Unpaid taxes remaining by the 1st day of February, May, August or November are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum up to $1500.00 and 18% per annum over $1500.00. Once the 18% per annum has been established it will remain at 18% until the outstanding amount is zero. Montgomery Township provides a 10 day grace period for payment of taxes. However, if the 10 day grace period is exceeded the interest accrues from the 1st of the month that the payment is due. A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 if not paid by the end of the fiscal year.

On-line Payment

To explore on-line property tax or sewer utility payment options by credit card or e-check, go to “Tax Payment” in menu to left on any page of this website.

Tax Deductions

Senior citizen and veteran’s deductions require an application from the Tax Assessor’s office.

Sewer Utility Charges
To All Montgomery Township Sewer Utility Users:

The second half sewer billing will be due on 9/01/17, with a ten day grace period to 9/11/17. Please contact my office if you have any concerns or questions.

Michael W. Pitts Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Certified Tax Collector
Montgomery Township, NJ

Sewer Utility bills are paid at the tax collector’s office or by on-line payment. Sewer utilities are payable semiannually on or around March 1st and September 1st and are subject to the same rate of interest as property taxes. Interest will be charged on all payments made more than ten (10) days after the due date, which is found on the bill.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Tax Collector’s Office at ext. 223.

Sewer Fee Calculation Method

Sewer fees are based upon a utility user’s yearly water use multiplied by a universal rate, set by sewer system operation costs and necessary maintenance and upgrades. Water use is taken from the previous year’s measurement, as reflected on your water bills, which the township obtains, or meter readings. A detailed explanation of the calculation method is found on our:

SEWER CHARGES WEBPAGE
Sewer Rate Ordinance and Calculator

The 2017 Sewer User Rate Ordinance was passed on April 7, 2017 by the Township Committee after public hearing was held.

2017 Sewer Capacity Charges and Sewer Service Rate Ordinance – Ordinance 17-1541

A simple calculator which can assist you in calculating your 2017 sewer fee based on your 2016 water usage is accessible from the following link. There are two independent columns on the calculator you may use – the first column allows calculation based on a measure of 100 cubic feet (ccf) of water used per billing period (see your NJ American water bill, 1 ccf per year = 100 cubic feet of water per year = 2.05 gallons per day. Convert to ccf from gallons by multiplying by 0.001337). If your NJAW water bill has your water usage in thousand gallons (1000 g), then you can use the second column. If your property has a private water source (i.e. – well water) and you do not intend to install a water meter, then put 90 ccf into the first month in the first column and leave the other months blank.

2017 Sewer Fee Calculator (Click link to download Excel Spreadsheet)

Important Reminders

Drop Box
For your convenience an after-hours drop box for tax & sewer payments only has been installed at the main entrance of the Municipal Building. Payments left in the drop box will be posted as of the next business day.

For duplicate copies of your tax or sewer bill, contact the Tax Collector:

  • If you are a new homeowner and did not receive your bill at the closing
  • If you pay off your mortgage and will be paying your own taxes and do not have your copy of the bill
  • If for any reason you do not have a copy of your tax or sewer bill.

Questions?

Please contact the Finance Department at ext. 223.