The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of all taxes and utilities levied upon the properties in the Borough. They are appointed to a four-year term and may achieve tenure after serving five consecutive years. Additionally, they are required to be licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Certified Tax Collector to hold the position.
Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four quarterly payments. The tax office will mail a tax bill to a new property owner, when they receive notification from Middlesex County that there has been a change of ownership. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes. When selling your property, the bill must be handed over to the new owner at the time of closing.
Note: The validity of any tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall not be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a tax bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessments against him or his property. N.J.S.A. 54:4-64
Due Dates for Taxes
Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. By Resolution, the Borough of Milltown allows a ten-day grace period before charging a penalty for late payment of taxes. Delinquent interest is charged after the 10th day of the month that taxes are due. The State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to accept postmarks; therefore, all payments must be received in the tax office on or before the 10th. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the taxpayer has until the next business day to make a payment.