Tax Collector2022-10-14T11:00:27-04:00

TAX OFFICE 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY

The Tax Office would like to take this opportunity to provide as much information as possible regarding the Tax Sale Period in November/December.  We understand that this is a busy time of year and hope that by summarizing the important dates and methods of payment, everyone can plan accordingly.  

The grace period for November payments will be Thursday, November 10. This is the last day to pay without interest.  If you are mailing your payments, please allow 3-4 days in-transit time.  Postmarks are not accepted and payments must reach us on or before November 10 to avoid paying interest.  Beginning Friday, November 11, credit cards and personal checks will no longer be accepted for accounts that are past due.    For those that cannot make the grace period, you will be able to make payments with cash, cashier’s check or money order, including interest, before the Tax Sale List is produced and advertised.  Reminder notices will not be mailed, so please contact the Tax Office for an up-to-date pay off amount.

After the Tax Sale List is created, Cash, Cashier’s check or money orders will be the only acceptable method of payment.  Online payments will also be unavailable.  Again, this process only affects those property owners that are delinquent.  Tax Sale Notices will be mailed on November 28, 2022 and will re-state this information.  If we receive personal and/or business checks in the mail during this time period, we will return them to you with a note stating the proper procedure for payment.

All Water/Sewer and Property Tax Balances over $10.00 may be subject to Tax Sale, which will take place electronically on December 28, 2022.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns about or during this time period, please contact the tax office at 609-567-4300, ext. 119.

TAX OFFICE – NOVEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO MAIL YOUR PAYMENTS TO THE TAX OFFICE, PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 3-4 DAYS MAILING TIME.  POSTMARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AND PAYMENTS MUST REACH US ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 10 TO AVOID PAYING INTEREST.

November 1 – Tax/Utility Bills due

November 8 – Tax office closed – Election Day

November 10 – Last day to pay without interest

Last day to pay with credit card & personal checks

on all 2022 water/sewer & tax balances

November 11 – Tax office closed – Veteran’s Day

November 22/23 – Tax Sale List sent/created to RealAuction

November 25/26 – Tax office closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28 – 1st Tax Sale Notice mailed.  All 2022 water/sewer & tax balances, over $10.00, will include interest and tax sale charges.  Payments must be made with cash, cashier’s check or money order.

All payments will be accepted up until mid day on Tuesday, December 27 prior to the Tax Sale being held electronically on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Department Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Deborah Fitchett
Tax Collector
Phone: 609-567-4300 Ext. 117
E-Mail
dfitchett@townofhammonton.org

Catherine Andreini
Tax Office
Phone:
609-567-4300 Ext. 123
E-Mail
candreini@townofhammonton.org

Gabrielle Rodriguez
Tax Office
Phone:
609-567-4300 Ext. 104
E-Mail
grodriguez@townofhammonton.org

INFORMATION TO TAXPAYERS:

Property Taxes-

Property tax payments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not make you exempt from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Town of Hammonton permits a 10-day grace period. After the grace period has passed, interest will be charged back to the due date. Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the tax collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore all payments must be received in the office on or before the 10th of the month. The only exception would be if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case the taxpayer would then have until the next business day to make payment.

As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the collector is obligated to follow all the state statutes regarding property tax collection which includes billing, due dates, and charging interest on delinquent taxes. No one has the authority to forgive interest on delinquent taxes.

As a calendar year municipality, our budget year runs January 1 through December 30. As of December 30, any balances still owing will be considered delinquent and subject to tax sale.

Utility Information-

The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for receiving utility bill payments. Payments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1 and also have a 10-day grace period. Utility bills go out twice a year (January and July).

Interest Rate-

The Town of Hammonton has adopted by resolution an interest rate of 8% for the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% for any delinquency over $1,500 as allowed per state statute N.J.S.A 54:4-67, as well as a 6% year-end penalty on any balance in excess of $10,000.

Payment Options-

  1. Walk-ins are always welcome at our payment windows. We are on the 2nd floor at the Town Hall building, 9:00AM – 4:30PM. Please bring bill(s) with you when coming to pay.
  2. A secure 24-hour drop box is located outside of the Town Hall building (up the stairs & to the left of entry doors). Please do not deposit cash in the drop box.
  3. By mail, sending payment to:

Tax Collector’s Office
100 Central Ave
Hammonton, NJ 08037

4. Online at: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0113

*All payments can be made by cash, money order, checks, or credit card.
We do not accept credit card payments over the phone.*

Copy of current 2016 utility rate schedule: Hammonton 2016 Sewer and Water Rates

Water Conservation Tax Credit/Rebate Program Application
Utility Assistance Program
Property Tax Relief Programs
I sent a check for my taxes, why did I receive a delinquent notice?2021-03-04T19:00:41-05:00

Should you receive a delinquent notice and you previously paid by check, please call your bank to make sure that the check has been cashed. If it has, and the bank can issue a copy of the back of the check, we have information on the back of the check which can be used to determine where the payment was applied.

If you call your bank and the check was not cashed, we may not have received your payment, or the payment was recently applied. Please contact our office to see if we have received your check, with your check number handy.

I have satisfied my mortgage. What do I do if I still received an advice only tax bill?2021-03-04T19:00:27-05:00

Should you receive a tax bill with the words “FOR ADVICE ONLY” and your mortgage has been satisfied, please call our office, we will be more than happy to help you. You will need to use the “FOR ADVICE ONLY” copy to pay your taxes until the next tax bill goes out.

I have a mortgage company. Why did I receive an original tax bill?2021-03-04T19:00:11-05:00

Please note that if you have a mortgage company, the only way we can send information to your mortgage company is if we have a tax authorization form on file in our office, allowing us to do so. If we do not have a bank code for your mortgage company on file, the system will generate an original bill.

A large number of mortgage companies use a paying agency for their tax payments, and these agencies receive an electronic file from us for every tax quarter, which includes every one of our tax lines. The companies will then select the ones they need to pay, and return it with payment. Therefore, some mortgage companies do not send us a tax authorization, as they know they will be receiving an electronic file.

Should you have a question as to whether or not your mortgage company will be paying your upcoming taxes since you received the bill, please contact your mortgage company. They are the only ones that can give you a definite answer.

Can interest be waived?2021-03-04T18:59:49-05:00

Although we understand that things happen that may delay your payment, even if you have never been late before, we are unable to waive interest. Once a tax payment is considered delinquent, interest must be charged. Per state statute, the tax collector is required to collect interest on delinquent taxes. No one has authority to waive delinquent interest.

Can I obtain a receipt if I mail my payment?2021-03-04T18:59:31-05:00

If you would like to have a receipt sent to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment. Once the payment is entered, we will print and send a receipt to you.

How do I change my address?2021-03-04T18:59:17-05:00

Should you wish to change the billing address for your tax bill(s), please contact our Tax Assessor’s office at 609-567-4300 x 115.

When are tax bills mailed?2021-03-04T18:59:03-05:00

Tax bills are mailed out once a year (usually mid to late July, for all four quarters).

Mayor Steve DiDonato

Quick Contact Info

100 Central Avenue Hammonton, New Jersey, 08037

Phone: (609) 567-4300

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