|Location:||Borough Hall - Room 105
242 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
|Hours of Operation:||8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday|
|Tax Collector:||Megan Giordano|
|Tax Clerk:||Laura Miller
Tax Office Extension - 206/207
Borough Hall is completely open for business. There is a black mailbox at the front of the building that is strictly for dropping off items for our departments if you choose not to enter the building. You may put your bill & check in an envelope marked for the “Tax Office” in that black box as we check the box daily. If you enclosed your entire tax bill, it will be stamped “Paid” and mailed back to you.
The Tax Assessor’s office is required to mail assessment notices for 2023 to all property owners by 2/1/23. These postcards are intended to notify owners of any assessment value changes and to advise of the tax appeal process and deadline and is not considered proof of payment of property taxes.
The Tax Collector’s office does not mail statements of taxes paid for income tax purposes. If you need detailed payment history, please email or call the Tax Collector and the information will be provided to you. The information is also available via the online payment portal here:
For Online Account Information & Credit Card/Electronic Payments
The NJ Division of Taxation has mailed the 2022 Property Tax Reimbursement Program aka “SENIOR FREEZE” application to those who are already in the program (PTR-2 blue books). PTR-1 Booklets for new applicants are available in the Tax Office. For those who have access to the internet and a printer, the 2022 paperwork for first time filing is available at: NJ Division of Taxation - PTR Program - NEW FEATURE! You can now file your PTR online at the New Jersey Website. If you do not have access to the internet, you can bring you completed application into the office and we will file it for you.
If you need the PTR Homeowners Verification form completed you can stop in the office during regular business hours. Please specify if you need a PTR-1A or PTR-2A. If you need assistance in completing your application, you may call Megan Giordano to set up an appointment with her to help you complete the application.
Please note that 2022 application deadline to file is October 31, 2023
Phone: 856-429-4700 ext. 206
The Homestead Benefit program has been replaced with the "Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)" Program
This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and met the 2019 gross income limits. (Homeowners $250,000 and Renters/Tenants $150,000)
You may click this link for more information: https://www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/anchor/index.shtml
The filing deadline for the 2019 ANCHOR Program was January 31, 2023
The State of New Jersey is currently issuing 2019 ANCHOR benefits and will continue to distribute payments through the month of May. ANCHOR benefits will be paid in the form of a direct deposit or check, not as credits to property tax bills.
**New Information regarding the ANCHOR program**
The State of New Jersey will file ANCHOR applications on behalf of most qualified residents who received an ANCHOR benefit earlier this year (for tax year 2019). If you qualify, you will receive an "ANCHOR Benefit Confirmation Letter" in August of 2023, notifying you that you meet the requirements.
If the information in your confirmation letter remains the same as your prior filing, no action is required on your part. Benefit payments will be issued using the same method and banking information used in your prior filing and contained in your confirmation letter. The letter serves as your confirmation of filing and we will not send you an additional confirmation number. If you have more questions, please call or stop into the tax office.
The mission of the Tax Collectors Office is to adhere to the responsibilities of billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of property taxes and other municipal charges.
As a statutory office of the State of New Jersey, the tax collector is obligated to follow all of the State Statutes regarding property tax collection.
Property tax bills are mailed once a year with the final 3rd & 4th quarter current year amounts due; and 1st & 2nd preliminary year quarter amounts due
Tax Collection due dates are: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 By resolution The Borough of Haddonfield permits a 10-day grace period. If the tax bills are mailed late, the grace period for the 3rd quarter payment is extended 25 days after the date of mailing. As per NJSA 54:4-66 payments received after the grace period are charged interest back to the original due date. Interest is charged at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500. There is a 6% year end penalty on delinquencies in excess of $10,000 if not paid by the end of the year.
The State of New Jersey DOES NOT allow the Tax Collector to accept postmarks, therefore taxes must be received in our office on or before the close of the 10-day grace period.
NJSA 54:4-64 states Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the proper official (Tax Collector) the amounts due. If you are a new homeowner or have lost your bill, please call the tax office to obtain the amount due and to request a duplicate copy of your bill.You may also use our online portal to print a tax bill and view the amounts due. Click Here
If you receive an “advice only” statement and a mortgage company is NOT responsible for making your tax payments, you may use this statement to pay your taxes. Please notify the tax office that you pay your own property taxes and do not have an escrow account.
Payments may be made by mail, online or in person.
We also offer the convenience of Direct Debit of your Tax Payments from your Bank Account to a Borough of Haddonfield Bank Account. If you would like to have this service, please complete and return this Direct Withdrawal Form with a VOIDED CHECK from the account you will be using. You can email Megan Giordano at email@example.com the completed form and a copy of the voided check, or send by regular mail to her attention. There is NO additional charge/fee for this service. The tax transfer date will be the 1st of the month of the Quarter due. Your property tax account must be current to begin this service.
**If you take advantage of the ACH SERVICE, please remember if you sell your home or no longer wish to have this service active, you must notify our office in writing to remove the bank account information provided.**
To make a payment online at our website, please click the link below . There are fees associated with paying your bill online. Please make sure you accept and agree with all fees before you finalize your transaction. These fees are assessed, collected and retained by the 3rd party electronic transaction provider for the convenience of providing online payment services. These fees are not a revenue source for the Borough of Haddonfield.
Once you have navigated to the web page, take the following steps to make your payment:
Find your account by searching for the last name of the home owner, the property address, the block/lot number, or the tax account number.
Once you have located your record, verify the amount due and select the “Make a Payment” button.
Follow the payment wizard to enter your e-check or credit card data.
Please make sure you hit "proceed" after you have verified your information, which then takes you to the next screen where you must hit finish to process the payment.
You will be taken back to the "home" screen where you should see "payment pending."
Please Note: The payment system can only process one payment at a time. Another payment cannot be made on the payment system until the previous payment is processed. At this time, e-check and credit card payments are only accepted online and cannot be made in person at the Borough office.
If you make a payment online through your own bank, please note that it is not an electronic transfer/posting since your bank mails a physical check to the Borough of Haddonfield. The Tax Office is mandated by State Statute to use the date payment is received as the posting date, not the date on the check. Please check your bank's policy on delivery times to avoid late interest charges. Most banks recommend scheduling payments on or before the due date, so please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
If you wish a receipt when paying by mail, please include the entire bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
Assessment questions should be directed to the Tax Assessor at 856-429-4700 ext. 227. Please note that the Tax Collector is responsible for billing and collection of taxes only.
- It is quite often necessary to return checks that are written incorrectly. These errors can result in delays that may cause interest to be charged for late payments. By following the pointers listed below we hope some of these most common errors can be avoided:
Ensure the written amount matches the (number) dollar amount! This is the most common error. Your check MUST be made payable to BOROUGH OF HADDONFIELD only. Make sure your check is signed and please check the date! Post dated checks are not acceptable.