Tax Collection and Finance

430 Park Avenue

Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

(908) 322-6700, ext. 207

Fax: (908) 322-5021

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Theodore Georgiou, Chief Financial Officer and Qualified Purchasing Agent

Colleen Huehn, Tax Collector

Michael Ross, Tax Assessor, ext. 204

 

The tax collection office is responsible for the collection and deposit of all current and delinquent property taxes and sewer charges and the completion of tax and lien searches. In addition, with centralized receipting, the tax office is responsible for the collection and depositing of all funds collected by the various departments within the municipality.

 

TAX BILLING

Tax Bills are mailed out once a year, usually in June or July, containing four stubs: August and November of the current year and February and May of the subsequent year.

 

If your mortgage company or bank has escrowed for your taxes, the original bill will be sent to them and the "advice copy" will be sent to you.

 

If you DO NOT receive a bill by the August 1 DUE DATE, please call our office.

 

If your mailing address changes, and you are still to receive a tax bill, please contact this office in writing advising us where all correspondence should now be sent.

 

Tax payments are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year. There is a 10-calendar day grace period each quarter, however, it is important to note that interest accrues from the original due date for any payments received after the 10-calendar day grace period.

 

* Please note: The grace period for the November 1st Tax Payment has been extended to November 13th. The Municipal Building will be closed on November 10th for Veterans Day.

 

Interest is at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1500.00 and 18% on the amount in excess of $1500.00.

When making your payments by mail and, if you wish to receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.

 

Make your check payable to: 

Township of Scotch Plains and mail to 

430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076.

 

Submitting Payment:

Detaching the stub and submitting it with your check is acceptable, however, the only receipt of payment/proof of payment will be your returned check.

Submit the entire bill with your check along with a self addressed stamped envelope and we will send back the receipted body of the bill and return it in the envelope you enclosed.

Submit only the amount due. Do not round up or estimate. Please call our office if you do not have the current quarter amount due.

 

Do not postdate your check.  All payments will be deposited as they are received.

There will be a $20.00 service charge for all returned checks.

In the event your mortgage company or bank is no longer responsible for your taxes, it is advisable for you to contact this office immediately for up to date records.

 

Online Payments:

Residents who are interested in making their tax payments online can do so by clicking here

 

NJ Rebate Program Overview 

The State of New Jersey has instituted several rebate programs regarding you and your taxes. There are currently three "relief" programs that are being offered through New Jersey State.

Property Tax Reimbursement  (Senior Freeze)

Homestead Rebate

Property Tax Deduction/Credit

To learn more about these programs go to http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation

 

SEWER FEE BILLING

Sewer bills are mailed out once a year, usually in April or May, containing two stubs: June and October of the current year.

If you DO NOT receive a bill by the June 1 DUE DATE, please call our office.

 

If your mailing address changes, and you are still to receive a tax bill, please contact this office in writing advising us where all correspondence should now be sent.

 

Sewer fee payments are due June 1 and October 1 of each year. There is a 10-calendar day grace period each payment, however, it is important to note that interest accrues from the original due date for any payments received after the 10-calendar day grace period.

 

Interest is at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1500.00 and 18% on the amount in excess of $1500.00.

 

When making your payments by mail and, if you wish to receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.

 

Make your check payable to:

Scotch Plains Sewer Utility and mail to

430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076.

 

Submitting Payment:

Detaching the stub and submitting it with your check is acceptable, however, the only receipt of payment/proof of payment will be your returned check.

 

Submit the entire bill with your check along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will send back the receipted body of the bill and return it in the envelope you enclosed.

 

Submit only the amount due. Do not round up or estimate. Please call our office if you do not have the current quarter amount due.

 

Do not postdate your check.  All payments will be deposited as they are received.

 

There will be a $20.00 service charge for all returned checks. PLEASE NOTE that separate checks are required when making both a tax payment and a sewer fee payment.

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