The office of the Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, reporting, enforcing, and collecting of taxes for all non-exempt Township properties.
Property taxes are based on the assessed valuation of real property. The taxes for the Township, local school district, regional school district, and county are combined into one levy and is apportioned on the tax bill by the tax rate.
Property taxes are levied as of January 1. Tax bills are issued annually in July. It is a final bill for the current year and a preliminary bill for the next year. It includes four quarterly installments. The payments are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. There is a 10 day grace period. If taxes are received after the due date, interest is accrued at 8% for the first $1,500 and 18% over $1,500. Interest is charged from the original due date. There is also a 6% penalty on any delinquency in excess of $10,000 at the end of the fiscal year. Any taxes not paid by the end of the year are subject to Tax Sale. The sale may be held at any time after the current fiscal year.
The Tax Collector’s Office allows for a ten (10) day grace period for the payment of taxes. The payment date is the date the payment is received in the tax collector’s office, not the postmarked date; NJ State Statute prohibits the receipt of postmarked payments.
Failure to receive a tax bill does NOT exempt homeowners from paying taxes or accruing interest on any delinquencies. If a tax bill has not been received or has been misplaced, please contact the Tax Collector or check the balance of the taxes that are owed online.
Applications for tax deductions may be obtained from the office of the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor.
After-hours Tax Bill Payment Drop Box
Fredon Township has recently installed an after-hours drop box for tax payments. This box is located to the left of the front door of the municipal building, located at 443 Route 94 in Fredon. This drop box is for AFTER-HOURS tax payments only. No cash should be left in the drop box. It is not intended for leaving any other kind of correspondence or payment to the Township. The box is checked every business day morning. Payments left in the drop box will be posted as of the next business day. This step has been taken for the convenience of our tax payers. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Collector at 973-383-7025, Ext. #23.
|Gisela Rutnik||Tax Collector||(973) 383-7025, ext. 23|