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

Staff:    Catherine Andreini ext. 123

candreini@townofhammonton.org

Gabrielle Rodriguez ext. 104

grodriguez@townofhammonton.org

Location: Town Hall – 100 Central Ave

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

 

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

Additional Information-

If you have any questions, please be sure to view our frequently asked questions. Should you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions-

Q: When are tax bills mailed?

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

 

Q: How do I change my address?

A: 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.

 

Q: Can I obtain a receipt if I mail my payment?

A: 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.

 

Q: Can interest be waived?

A: 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.

 

Q: I have a mortgage company. Why did I receive an original tax bill?

A: 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.

 

Q: I have satisfied my mortgage. What do I do if I still received an advice only tax bill?

A: 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.

 

Q: I sent a check for my taxes, why did I receive a delinquent notice?

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.