Any questions concerning your assessment or change of address should be directed to the Tax Assessor. The Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of taxes only.
The next quarterly taxes are due February 1, 2022. To avoid interest please pay your taxes no later than 4:00 PM on February 10, 2022 in the office or 3:00 PM through the website.
- February 1
- May 1
- August 1
- November 1
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 10 must be made by bank cashier check or money order.
Bills are mailed only once a year. This bill should be given to the new owner or their paying agent upon sale or exchange of this property. A charge will be imposed for a duplicate tax bill.
If you recently paid off your mortgage and now pay property taxes directly to the Township, the advice copy of the tax bill should be used for payment.
Taxpayers are urged to read all the information contained on the front and the back of their tax bills. Please note that according to N.J.S.A. 54:4-64 failure to receive a tax bill does not invalidate the tax due; it is the PROPERTY OWNER'S responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (Tax Collector) the amount due.
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.
Property Tax Reimbursement Programs
Please check back for updates. Any questions should be directed to the Senior Freeze Hotline at 1-(800) 882-6597.
Homestead Property Tax Credit
Please check back for updates. Please note, if you have sold your property after 2018 and have not contacted the State, you should reach out to your closing attorney for guidance. All credits must remain with the property and cannot be refunded to prior owners because of a sale.
State Property Tax Relief Programs
Information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, is available on the Division of Taxation’s website.
Tax Lien Sale Date: TBD 2022
In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one Tax Sale per year. The 2022 Accelerated Tax Sale for the Township of Middletown will be an ELECTRONIC TAX SALE held on TBD 2022. The links to the Tax Sale website and instructions on how to register for the Tax Sale will be available starting TBD.
For all questions regarding auction procedures including registration, training, bidding, or deposits please contact Real Auction Customer Service at 954-734-7401 or 877-361-7325.
The properties sold at this year’s Tax Sale are those with delinquent taxes for the tax year 2022. State law regarding the New Jersey Tax Sale process can be found in New Jersey statute: N.J.S.A 54:5-19 etc. The New Jersey statutes can be found at the library or online at: www.njleg.state.nj.us/.
A TAX LIEN DOES NOT GIVE YOU POSSESSION OF OR THE RIGHT TO TRESPASS ON THE PROPERTY. THAT IS DONE THROUGH THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS.
You are urged to familiarize yourself with the Tax Sale process and do your due diligence on any property you bid on.
Although delinquent Sewer charges cannot be sold this year, if your sewer account is delinquent, you are strongly urged to contact the Sewer Authority at 732-495-1010 to bring your account current. These delinquent charges will be sold next year and can place a lien against your property.
All payments received after November 10, 2022, for property taxes MUST be made using guaranteed funds: attorney trust check, title company check, cashier’s check and/or money order in order to remove the property from the Tax Sale process. Any other form of payment WILL NOT be accepted. All other checks — online, personal, and business — WILL be returned. In addition, the credit card/ACH payment options WILL NOT be available after 3:00 PM, November 10, 2022.
Per this process, delinquencies will be subject to a 2% cost of sale (minimum $15 but no more than $100). In addition, delinquencies will be subject to a mailing fee of $25 for each mailing. Two mailings are scheduled for this process. THESE FEES ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF THE TAX SALE PROCESS AND CANNOT BE WAIVED.
NOTE: Failure of the property owner to receive a notice of Tax Sale properly mailed by the Tax Collector shall not constitute grounds to void the subsequent Tax Sale.
After November 10, 2022, the amount is calculated as follows:
Delinquent Taxes/Delinquent Sewer Charges + Interest + Cost of Sale + Mailing Fees = Total Amount Due
To receive the exact amount owed for taxes, please contact the Tax Office at 732-615-2086.
For questions regarding delinquent sewer charges owed, please contact the Sewer Authority at 732-495-1010.