(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 (7/14/17):
Please be advised that due to still not having received certified tax rates by Somerset County, the mailing of the 2017 Final Property Tax Bills has been delayed. Ample notice will be given to all residents regarding a new due date when the Township has received the certified tax rates from Somerset County. Please contact my office if you have any questions.
Please also note, due to issues with our website, online payment for property tax is currently unavailable. This will be restored as soon as possible. Online payment for sewer tax is still available.
Please contact my office for any assistance needed.
Thank you in advance for your patience,
Michael W. Pitts Jr., CPA, CMFO, CTC, QPA
Chief Finance Officer / Tax Collector
2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502
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.
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.
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 first half year billing was due 5/16/17. There is a 10 day grace period to 5/25/17. The second half 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
Under the current calculation method, which took effect in 2009, sewer fees are based primarily on a utility user’s yearly water use multiplied by a universal rate, based upon sewer system operation costs and necessary maintenance and upgrades. Water use will be taken from the previous year’s measurement, as reflected on your water bills, which the township obtains, or meter readings. See calcuator below to estimate.
Residences on Sewer and Private Well
Sewer users who also have private wells may have their sewer fee based upon water usage by having a meter installed and self-reporting the usage to the township according to the following rules:
Private Well Installation Rules (as per Ordinance 12-10.4)
Please use the following form, if you have a well and are reporting usage for sewer fee calculation. (See below sewer fee calculator instructions if you have a well and do not have a water meter installed.)
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.
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)
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.