**1st quarter property taxes are due February 1st**
The last day to pay without interest is by 4:00 PM, February 11.
For your convenience, and to avoid interest charges, payments can be made on the Township’s payment portal with a check or credit card by 3:00 PM February 11. Please note there is an additional 3rd party fee when paying by credit card.
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 that as of May 1, 2010, tax payments made by credit card either in person or 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 10 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 4 p.m. on November 10 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. As of May 1, 2010, tax payments made by credit card in-person or 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 10 because of the accelerated tax sale. Payments made after 3 p.m. on November 10 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 a.m. each business day. Payments dropped in the box after 8 a.m. 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 4:00pm on the last day of the grace period. For example August 22, 2018 EXTENDED FOR AUGUST QTR ONLY, November 13, 2018, February 11, 2019 and May 10, 2019.
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 p.m. on November 13 must be made by bank cashier check, cash or money order.