February Tax Collector’s Message
Your first quarter tax bill is due February 1, 2020. To avoid interest charges, the last day to pay the February quarter is Monday, February 10, 2020 by 4:00 PM.
As the Tax Collection Office has not completed its move to Croydon Hall, please continue to make your payment at the Johnson Gill Annex located at 1 Kings Highway. Call the Tax Office at 732-615-2086 if you have any questions.
If mailing your payment, please send it to:
Township of Middletown
1 Kings Highway Middletown, NJ 07748
**Please do not mail payments to Croydon Hall**
For your convenience, taxes can be paid online through the Township’s payment portal. Click HERE to pay online. Please note there is an additional 3rd party fee when paying by credit card.
**The second quarter due date is May 1, 2020**
For information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation’s Website: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml
Pay Taxes Online
You can pay your taxes online using a credit, debit card or a direct ACH payment. Block and lot information and available funds are required for this transaction. Please note, tax payments made by credit card online will be charged a convenience fee by the 3rd party processing agent. There is no fee charged for an ACH payment.
For the November quarter, ONLINE payments will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on November 12 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 4 p.m. on November 12 in the office must be made by bank, cashier check, cash or money order.
Pay Taxes by Mail
Make checks payable to the Township of Middletown and mail to:
Attention: Tax Collector
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748-2594
Pay Taxes In Person
Bring your tax payment to the Tax Department’s payment window during business hours. Bring your tax bill if you need a receipt. No rolled coins will be accepted. All tax payments made by credit card online will be charged a convenience fee by the third party processing agent. Taxpayers can pay cash, check and / or ACH for no additional charge.
Credit cards payments are not accepted for the November quarter after 3 p.m. on November 12 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 3 p.m. on November 12 must be made by bank, cashier check, cash or money order.
Pay Taxes by Drop Box
After 4 p.m. please use the night drop box located by the front door of the Johnson-Gill Annex. The box is opened at 8 AM each business day. Payments dropped in the box after 8 AM will be processed the next business day. Please come into the office for same day processing.
Remittances requiring a receipt must be accompanied by the entire tax bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check, the canceled check will be your receipt.
The 1st half taxes (preliminary) of any year are based on ½ of the previous years’ taxes. When the bill for the 2nd half taxes (final) is rendered, the tax rate has been established and the total years’ tax fixed. The estimated (preliminary) amount is deducted and the remainder becomes your second half taxes. N.J.S.A. 54:4-64.
This bill should be given to the new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of this property. A charge will be imposed for a duplicate tax bill.
Tax payments are due quarterly. The dates are follows:
- February 1st
- May 1st
- August 1st
- November 1st
There is a 10-day grace period unless the last day to pay falls on a weekend or holiday. The grace period is then extended to the next business day. The last day to pay without interest is by 4:00 PM on the last day of the grace period.
Payments received after the 10-day grace period will be considered delinquent and subject to interest (N.J.S.A. 54:4-66). For the November quarter, due to the accelerated tax sale, payments received after 4:00 PM on November 10th must be made by bank cashier check, cash or money order.