Tax Collection

Quarterly Tax Payment Alerts

Any questions concerning your assessment should be directed to the Tax Assessor. The Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of taxes only. 

FINAL 2020/PRELIMINARY 2021 TAX BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED

Final 2020/Preliminary 2021 tax bills were mailed on August 25, 2020. If you have a balance from the August quarter, please refer to your delinquent notice for an amount. The last day to pay the November 1st tax quarter without interest will be November 10th by 4:00 PM. Please note because of our Accelerated Tax Sale, and the offices being closed on November 11th due to the holiday, only certified funds or money order can be accepted starting November 12th

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. 

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**********

Pay Taxes Online

For your convenience, taxes can be paid online through the Township’s payment portal. Click HERE to pay online. 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.

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

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.

HOMESTEAD CREDIT UPDATE AS OF 9/10/20

New Jersey homeowners will NOT receive a Homestead Property Tax Credit on their November 1st real estate tax quarter according to the State Treasury. It is anticipated that eligible homeowners will likely receive two installments of credits in 2021, the first on their February tax quarter and the second installment on their May tax quarter.

Please check back for any updates.

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 December 29, 2020

Online only: Click below for information that can be viewed free of charge 30 days prior to sale.

https://middletown.newjerseytaxsale.com/

In New Jersey, all municipalities are required to hold at least one Tax Sale per year. The 2020 Accelerated Tax Sale for the Township of Middletown will be an ELECTRONIC TAX SALE held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 8:30 AM. The links to the Tax Sale website and instructions to register for the upcoming tax sale will be available starting November 30, 2020. 

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 after November 30, 2020. 

The properties sold at the Tax Sale are those with delinquent property taxes and/or municipal sewer charges for the tax year 2020. State law regarding 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 payments received after November 10, 2020, MUST be made using guaranteed funds: attorney trust check, title company check, cashier’s check and or money order. 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 4:00 PM, November 10, 2020. 

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. 

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, 2020, 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.

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 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.