Tax Sale information
Please note; any tax, sewer utility, or municipal charge for 2018 and prior years remaining delinquent will be subject to tax sale!
Tax Sale date is scheduled for September 18, 2019. The first advertising date is August 16, 2019.
IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR NAME WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES ON AUGUST 23, 2019, WE SUGGEST THAT THE PAYMENTS BE MADE ON OR BEFORE July 29, 2019. PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE NEWSPAPER. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS UNFORTUNATELY. AND WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT CASH, MONEY ORDERS, OR CASHIER CHECKS FOR PAYMENT — PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE SENDER. THE MINIMUM PAYMENT AMOUNT THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED IS ALL PAST DUE BALANCES FOR 2018 AND ACCRUED INTEREST FOR 2018 & 2019.
IMPORTANT: The tax sale includes delinquent taxes, sewer charges, and any municipal charges, as dictated by New Jersey statutes. When a property is included in the tax sale, a lien is sold for the amount of the eligible municipal charges together with interest to the date of the tax sale and costs of sale. Interest rates for liens sold may be as high as 18%. Depending on the amount of the lien sold, there are additional penalties of 2%, 4% or 6% charged. The lien holder, under certain circumstances, may also be entitled to legal fees as well. Lien holders may pay any subsequent tax, sewer, and outstanding municipal charges and add these charges to the original lien. Interest accrues on the original lien as well as any subsequent charges paid by the lien holder. The sale of a tax lien on a property does not give the purchaser of the certificate any rights of ownership or to trespass on the property. This is acquired through the foreclosure process. A lien holder may begin to foreclose on the property two years after the purchase of the tax sale certificate. If the certificate was not purchased by an outside lien buyer at the tax sale, the Borough becomes the lien holder and may begin the foreclosure process in as little as six months from the tax sale date.
PLEASE NOTE: Change of address must be in writing and signed by the property owner. Changing your mailing address for taxes will also change your mailing address for sewer bills.
Applications for SENIOR CITIZEN DEDUCTIONS can be obtained in the Tax Office. Besides the Senior Citizen/Disabled and Veterans Deductions, the State of New Jersey offers a number of other Property Tax Relief Programs. Information on these programs may be found at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml. You may also call the Automated Tax Information System at 1-800-323-4400.