August Tax Billing Update
Grace period ends August 20, 2014.
The tax bills have been mailed and the grace period ends August 20, 2014. Please be advised that postmarks are not accepted in accordance with the State of New Jersey tax laws, therefore the payment must be received by Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Taxes can be paid on line by clicking the Online Tax Payment link below. If you are using the bill pay feature with your bank, please allow sufficient time, 7-10 days for your payment to reach us. The Tax Collection web site is sent directly to our bank account whereas using the bill pay feature of your own bank will require a check to be sent to this office.
The Tax Collection office is located at 861 Asbury Ave. and our office hours are 8:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday. Our phone number is 609-525-9379.
The Tax Collector’s Office under the direction of Gary Hink, is responsible for the billing and collection of Property Taxes, delinquency notices and the calculation of interest on delinquencies. Gary also serves as the Tax Search Officer. Property tax bills are mailed annually, usually in July. The tax bill is divided into four (4) payments. The bottom two (2) stubs are for the 3rd and 4th quarter payment and the represent the current year taxes. The top two (2) stubs represent the 1st and 2nd quarter, which are the preliminary payments for the following year.
Please enroll in our Tax Reminders & Information email service
Mail: Remit applicable stub with check to: PO Box 208, Ocean City, NJ 08226
In Person: 861 Asbury Avenue
Drop Box: located outside of the 9th Street side of City Hall
Tax Due Dates:
1st Quarter – February 1st , 2nd Quarter – May 1st, 3rd Quarter – August 1st, 4th Quarter – November 1st. Each quarter has a 10 day grace period. After which interest will be assessed.
Interest: is calculated at 8% for the 1st $1,500.00 of delinquent taxes and 18% for any amount over that. If by December 31st there is a balance owing of more than $10,000.00 including interest a “YEAR END PENALTY” of 6% will be assessed.
Tax Sale: Any unpaid delinquent taxes due from the prior year which are still owing by may be subject to “TAX SALE”.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:45am – 4:30pm
Deductions available to those who qualify.
Veteran Deduction: Qualified Veterans of the U.S. who served in time of war may be entitled to $250.00 per year.
Eligibility Requirements (Link)
Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Deduction: Persons over the age of 65 or 100% disabled of any age may be entitled to a yearly deduction of $250.00 if the meet the qualifications.
Eligibility Requirements (Link)
Tax Sale Process Explained
Assistance for either of these two deduction programs may be obtained at the Tax Collector’s Office
STATE OF NEW JERSEY TAX REBATE PROGRAMS:
There are three separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners from the State.
Homestead Property Tax Credit Program 1-800-323-4400 (Link)
Property Tax Reimbursement Program 1-800-882-6597 (Link)
Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Programs
State of NJ Property Senior Citizen Property Tax Reimbursement Program
Public Inquiries can call toll free phone 1-800-882-6597 or e-mail email@example.com.
Information about the NJ Property Tax Reimbursement ("Senior Freeze" Program):
The PTR program reimburses qualified applicants for the property tax increases they may incur each year from the base year. The base year is the first year an applicant meets eligibility requirements. It is important to understand the taxpayer pays the taxes as they come due and then the increase is reimbursed the following year. For example, the applications to be mailed are for the 2013 tax year. The deadline to submit the application is June 2, 2014
The program is available to permanent New Jersey residents as follows:
Are age 65 or over or disabled, have lived in NJ for 10 years, have owned and occupied their home for the last (3) years and meet income limitations.
For updated information on changes to the Senior Freeze Program for 2013, check the Division of Taxation's website at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml or call 1-800-323-4400.
Please note the above requirements are subject to change by the State of New Jersey budget.
861 Asbury Avenue
Ocean ity NJ 08226