Division of Tax CollectionMaureen Cosgrove, CTC, Tax Collector
Telephone: (732) 244-7400 ext 1240
Fax: (732) 818-0372 Email
Nicole Montedoro, Assistant Tax Collector
Telephone: (732) 244-7400 ext 1243
Fax: (732) 818-0372 Email
Dolores Vannella ext 1243
Ashley Carrera ext 1248
Helen Rible ext 1244
View and/or Pay Your Property Taxes OnlineMayor Amato announces that property owners in Berkeley Township will now be able to view or pay your property taxes online. There will be a minimal service charge that the bank charges for the service.
Click Here to look up your taxes or pay them online
Download, complete, and send the automatic payment ACH TAX FORM to: Berkeley Township Tax Collector, 627 Pinewald-Keswick Road, Bayville, NJ 08721.
AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR DIRECT DEPOSITS- ACH Tax Form
Please also email Nicole in the Tax Collector's office your confirmation of the ACH and any changes made to the Banking Account to be debit
Pay Your Property Taxes in Person For your convenience, we have a secure lock box for property tax payments, located outside town hall on the south side of the building in the EXIT lane. Residents can just drive up and drop off their payments in the box. This box can be used 24/7. Residents can also pay their taxes in person during office hours from 8:30 am - 4 pm. The Tax Collector's Office is located on the first floor of Town Hall.
Upon the filing of certified adopted budgets by the Township, the Township's Regional and Local School Districts, and the County, the tax rate is struck by the Ocean County Board of Taxation based on the certified amounts in each of the taxing districts for collection to fund the various budgets. The statutory provision for the assessment of property, levying of taxes and the collection thereof are set forth in N.J.S.A. 54:4 et seq.The Township mails out tax bills annually in June. The first two quarters of your tax bill are estimated tax bills and the last two quarters are adjusted billings to bring about the actual tax billing for the year. The taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 with a ten (10) day grace period for each quarter.
Tax installments not paid by the due date are subject to 8% interest on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500.00. Also, any delinquency exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) pays a six percent (6%) penalty. These interest and penalties are the highest permitted under New Jersey statutes. Delinquent taxes open after the year-end is included in a tax sale in accordance with New Jersey statutes. Tax liens are annually assigned to the Township Attorney for "in-rem foreclosures" in order to acquire title to these properties.
How To Read Your Tax BillThe Township of Berkeley sends out tax bills once a year. The first and second quarter, plus the third and fourth quarter will provide the total of the full current year tax amount. The first two quarters are estimated and the last two quarters are adjusted for the total amount of taxes due for the year. Your taxes are based upon the assessed valuation of your property.
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