Tax Collector, Dana Mooney, CTC 973-347-0159 ext.13
The Tax Collector is responsible to collect all property taxes. Upon receipt of the Borough's tax assessments and certified tax rate, tax bills are calculated and mailed to property owners, authorized banks and mortgage companies. When property taxes are not paid on a timely basis, the Tax Collector is responsible for delinquent billing and schedules an annual Tax Sale to collect delinquent taxes. The Tax Collector strives to obtain a high collection rate to minimize a negative budgetary impact on the Borough's financial expenses. The Tax Collector provides written reports to both the governing body and the State of New Jersey.
The deadline to submit for the Property Tax Reimbursement (commonly referred to as the "Senior Freeze") has been extended to October 15, 2015. There are several eligibility requirements that must be met in order to qualify. Please click on the link below to view/print the requirements.
Property Tax Reimbursement Information (Senior Freeze)
Eligible Sussex County homeowners should already have received their 2013 Homestead Benefit application packets. The deadline for filing has been extended from October 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS THE REBATE THAT YOU RECEIVE VIA A CREDIT ON YOUR TAX BILL. The last time rebates were applied to tax bills was May 1, 2015. Please click on the link below for additional information.
Homestead Benefit Information
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
There are two levels of property tax relief in New Jersey, programs administered at the Municipal level, and those that are administered at the State level.
MUNICIPAL LEVEL - The two programs administered at the Municipal Level are the Senior Citizens’ Deduction and the Veterans’ Deduction. Both give the homeowner a $250 credit on their taxes, beginning in the year that it is first approved. The Veteran’s deduction continues without any annual verification necessary until the Veteran sells the home. If a veteran dies while the deduction is in effect, his or her spouse will receive the Widow of a Vet unless they marry again. The Senior deduction is based on income, so each year a verification form is mailed out to all the seniors with the deduction, wherein the senior must certify that their income did not exceed the amount allowed in the prior year, and that they believe that it will not exceed the amount in the subsequent year.
STATE LEVEL - All other property tax relief programs are administered by the State of NJ:
1) Homestead Rebate
2) Property Tax Reimbursement or Senior Freeze
For other programs that may offer you some financial help or other aid, look at the website: NJHelps.org
If you ever have any questions on Property Tax, you can contact one of as at Borough Hall at (973) 347-0159
Dana Mooney, Tax Collector Ext. 13 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Mascuch, Utility Collector Ext. 12 Email: email@example.com