Tax Collection

Quarterly Tax Payment Alerts

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. 

ANTICIPATED TAX BILL MAILING WILL BE MID-JULY 2021

The next quarterly taxes are due August 1, 2021. To avoid interest please pay your taxes no later than 4:00 PM on August 10, 2021 in the office or  3:00 PM through the website.  

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. 


TAX PAYMENT CHECK LIST

There are often times when the Tax Collector must return checks that are written incorrectly. These errors cause delays and necessitate interest being charged on late payments. Please double check the following when filling out your check:

  1. Check is made payable to the Township of Middletown.
  2. Check has the current date: postdated checks cannot be accepted.
  3. Check is signed.
  4. The numeric amount matches the written amount.

HOW TO PAY YOUR TAX BILL 

**********NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME**********

***TAX PAYMENTS DO NOT SHOW IMMEDIATELY AND MAY TAKE UP TO 48 HOURS TO BE REFLECTED ON YOUR ACCOUNT. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANOTHER PAYMENT!***

Pay Taxes Online

For your convenience, taxes can be paid online through the Township’s payment portal. There is no fee when paying by checking account with e-check. Please note there is an additional 3rd party fee when paying by credit card.

VISIT THE TOWNSHIP'S PAYMENT PORTAL TO PAY ONLINE.

THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE EVERYDAY EXCEPT DURING THE TAX SALE PROCESS FROM NOVEMBER 10TH AT 4:00 PM THROUGH JANUARY 5TH

The online platform cannot accept partial payments, however they can be made through the office by check.

Pay Taxes By Mail

Make checks payable to the Township of Middletown and mail to:
Attention: Tax Collector
Middletown Township
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748-2594

PAYMENTS CANNOT BE MADE IN PERSON AT TOWN HALL, 1 KINGS HIGHWAY!  

Pay Taxes In Person

Croydon Hall
900 Leonardville Road
Leonardo, NJ 07737

Pay Taxes By Drop Box

For your convenience tax payments can be left in the drop box located by the front door at Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road).  If you are late paying the November quarter, due to the Township's Accelerated Tax Sale, only certified funds or money orders can be left in the drop box.  All personal checks will be returned so please call for an amount before placing a payment in the box. 

Receipts

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.

HOMESTEAD CREDIT/PTR PROGRAM UPDATES AS OF 3/25/21

UPDATE: Please be advised that the Division of Taxation has begun mailing out the 2020 Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement applications to eligible senior citizens and disabled residents on 2/18/2021. The deadline for filing application is November 1, 2021.  Any questions should be directed to the Senior Freeze Hotline at 1-(800) 882-6597.

The full 2017 Homestead Property Tax Credit has been applied to the May 2021 tax quarter for eligible property owners and adjusted statements will be mailed. Please note, if you have sold your property after 2017 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.

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

Tax payments are due quarterly. The dates are follows:

  • 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.


Online Tax Sale Information

Tax Sale Date: Standard Tax Sale for delinquent 2020 

SEWER CHARGES ONLY 

September 30, 2021

Click HERE or the link below for information that can be viewed free of charge.

https://middletown.newjerseytaxsale.com/

        Click HERE to view the Standard Tax Sale List as of August 30, 2021.

In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one Tax Sale per year. For the 2021 tax year only, the Township of Middletown will hold a Standard Tax Sale for delinquent 2020 sewer charges in September 2021 and an Accelerated Tax Sale for delinquent 2021 tax and sewer charges in December 2021. Both Tax Sales will be ELECTRONIC. The links to the Standard Tax Sale website and instructions on how to register for the Tax Sale will be available on or before August 30 and for the Accelerated Tax Sale on or before November 29.

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 the Standard Tax Sale are those with delinquent municipal sewer charges for the tax year 2020 and the properties sold at the Accelerated Tax Sale are those with delinquent property taxes and/or municipal sewer charges for the tax year 2021. 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.

ALL SEWER PAYMENTS, FOR BOTH THE STANDARD AND ACCELERATED SALE, MUST BE PAID TO THE SEWER AUTHORITY, PRIOR TO THE TAX SALE, IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE PROPERTY FROM TAX SALE. FOR AMOUNTS AND WHERE TO MAKE A PAYMENT AT, PLEASE CALL 732-495-1010.

All payments received after November 10, 2021, 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, 2021.

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, 2021, 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.

  1. Payment Options
  2. Preliminary and Final Taxes
  3. Tax Bill
  4. Online Tax Sale

 
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.

If an ACH payment is returned because your account cannot be located, it is because YOUR bank cannot locate your information based on what you have entered.  Please enter all information carefully and correctly and any concerns regarding returned ACH payments should be directed to your bank.

For the November quarter, ONLINE payments will not be accepted after 3:00 PM on November 10 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 4:00 PM on November 10 in the office must be made by bank, cashier check or money order.


Pay Taxes by Mail


Make checks payable to the Township of Middletown and mail to:
Attention: Tax Collector
Middletown Township
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 check and/or ACH for no additional charge.

Credit cards payments are not accepted for the November quarter after 3:00 PM on November 10 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 3:00 PM on November 10 must be made by bank, cashier check or money order.

Pay Taxes by Drop Box


After 4:00 PM please use the night drop box located by the front door of Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road). The box is opened at 8:00 AM each business day. Payments dropped in the box after 8:00 AM will be processed the next business day. Please come into the office for same day processing.
 

Receipts


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.