The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of all taxes and utilities levied upon the properties of the township.
Tax bills are due on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
There is a 10-day grace period unless the last day to pay falls on a weekend or legal holiday. In that case, the grace period is then extended to the next business day.
Property owners can access property tax account information electronically through the WIPP online payment system. The system provides inquiry information of balance due, payment history and assessment information.
Direct withdrawal funds must be available on the 6th day of February, May, August, and November.
The Tax Collector is authorized to charge 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of taxes becoming delinquent after due date, and 18% per annum on any amount of taxes in excess of $1,500 becoming delinquent after due date, and if a delinquency in excess of $10,000 (tax and interest) remains in arrears beyond December 31, a penalty of 6% of the amount of delinquency shall be charged.
Tax office hours at Town Hall are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Fridays.
At 5 p.m. the tax collection computers change over to the next business day. (Township Ordinance Number 1043-97).
Delinquent interest will be charged after 5 p.m. on the 10th day of the month taxes are due. To avoid a return check fee of $20, your check date should match the date of your transaction.
All checks are deposited into Provident Bank on the day of receipt.
Our tax collection drop box, located past the entrance of Town Hall and to the right of the flagpole, may be utilized at anytime for check transactions only. For your own protection, do not leave cash in the box. Checks only.
When paying by credit card, you will have to use Hazlet Township Jurisdiction Number 4005 to insure proper credit to your property taxes. When paying by check, use your complete block and lot number and also include your telephone number with the payment information.