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Washington Township Tax Department


Tax Collector
43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3845
Business Hours for the Washington Township Tax Collector are:
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Amy Monahan, Tax Collector

Tax Collector

The Township Tax Department is divided into two parts, the Tax Assessor's Office and The Tax Collector's Office.

Morris County Tax BoardFor On-Line information regarding Tax Information, please visit the

Morris County Board of Taxation Web Site

at
http://mcweb1.co.morris.nj.us/TaxBoard/TaxBoardHome.jsp

Tax Collector
Amy Monahan , Tax Collector
908-876-3845

Property Tax Payments (Where do I pay my Taxes?)

The Tax Collector's Office is located in the Washington Township Municipal Building, at 43 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley. Tax payments can be made by mail, or you may make a payment in person during normal business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Summer Hours are from June 6 to September 2, and during that time, payments may be made Monday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The Municipal Building is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer hours.

For your convenience, there is a drop off box located at the front door of the Municipal Building. All payments deposited in the drop off box will be posted the following regular business day.

Property Tax Deadlines

Quarter
Date Taxes Due
First
February 1st
Second
May 1st
Third
August 1st
Fourth
November 1st

Tax bills are mailed once per year and are for four (4) quarters, i.e., 3rd and 4th quarters for the current year (Final tax bill) and 1st and 2nd quarters for the subsequent year (Preliminary tax bill). If a duplicate tax bill is necessary, there will be a $5.00 charge.

Tax sale proceedings can start when a property is delinquent after the 11th day of the 11th month of the year for which they were due, and may take place anytime thereafter.

A tax sale is held annually for unpaid property taxes.

Property Tax Grace Period

The Tax Collector's Office allows for a ten (10) day grace period for the payment of taxes. Any property tax payment received after the tenth calendar day is considered late, and interest will be charged back to the first date due. The payment date is the date received, NOT the postmarked date.

The delinquent interest rate is 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on the remainder. If payment is made after the grace period, please contact the tax office for the correct amount of interest penalties due. A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000 if not paid by the end of the fiscal year.

Property Tax Deductions

Eligible Veterans, Senior Citizens (individuals 65 years of age or older), and totally disabled individuals can received a $250 property tax deduction, if qualified. Individuals interested in obtaining this deduction are required to complete an application to determine eligibility. Applications are available at the tax office.

Senior Citizens (65 years of age or older), and totally disabled persons are entitled to the deduction of $250.00 from their property taxes if their income does not exceed $10,000.00 annually, excluding Social Security, and they meet certain qualifications.

REMINDER: If you are receiving a Senior Citizen or disabled individual property tax deduction, post annual tax statements will be mailed to you. The completed statements must be returned by March 1stor you will lose the deduction.

Property Tax Information

It is the property owners responsibility to maintain records regarding the payment of property taxes. Receipted tax bills or cancelled checks are proof of payment.

Tax bills will not be issued when property ownership is transferred. It is the responsibility of the property owner to be aware of tax payment amounts and due date. Individuals transferring property are requested to turn over tax information to the new owner at time of title transfer.

Property Tax Relief Programs

There are three separate property relief programs which are handled on the State level. These programs are:

  • Property Tax Reimbursement Program : 800-882-6597 **
  • Homestead Property Tax Rebate Program: 800-323-4400
  • New Jersey Saver Program: 609-826-4282

For more information, visit the New Jersey Taxation web site or contact the individual programs directly.

For forms to apply for a Veteran or Senior Citizen deduction, please visit the Tax Collector's or Tax Assessor's Office.