7/24/2023- The 2023 Final/2024 Preliminary Tax Rate is in. The bills will be mailed before August 4th and the grace period for the 2023 3rd quarter will be extended to September 8, 2023. If 3rd quarter payment is not received by September 8, 2023 interest will be charged back to August 1, 2023.
INFORMATION TO TAXPAYERS:
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.
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).
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.
- Walk-ins are always welcome at our payment windows. We are on the 2nd floor at the Town Hall building, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Please bring bill(s) with you when coming to pay.
- 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.
- By mail, send 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.
*Please note there is a 2.95% service fee when paying with a credit card either in person or online*
We do not accept credit card payments over the phone.*