Tax Collector

Property Tax Bill UpdateEXTENsion of Grace Period

July 8, 2021

The 2021 Municipal budget was passed on July 6, 2021.  

Once the tax rate has been certified we can begin mailing tax bills for the August & November 2021 and February & May 2022 quarters.  

The standard 10-day grace period to pay without penalties for the August payment will be extended, allowing for 25 days to pay from the date of mailing.

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Tax Collector

Duties

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of all taxes and utilities levied upon the properties of the township. Questions regarding your assessment or change of address should be directed to the Tax Assessor

Tax BillS

Tax payments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Bills are mailed out only once a year. This bill should be passed on to the new owner or paying agent upon a sale or exchange of the property. The office will charge for duplicate bills. If you recently paid off your mortgage and now pay property taxes directly to the township, the advice copy of the tax bill should be used for payment. 

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 our online payment system. The system provides inquiry information of balance due, payment history and assessment information.

Payments

  • Credit card

    Tax payments due for the current quarter may be paid by credit card. For information and the convenience fee for this service, call 800-2pay-tax, (800-272-9829). When paying by credit card, you will have to use Hazlet Township Jurisdiction Number 4005 to insure proper credit to your property taxes. 
  • Direct Withdrawal

    Direct withdrawal funds must be available on the 6th day of February, May, August, and November.
  • Checks

    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. When paying by check, use your complete block and lot number and also include your telephone number with the payment information.

All checks are deposited into Provident Bank on the day of receipt.

Incorrectly written checks may be rejected, which can cause delays and result in interest charges. Please note:

  1. The check is made payable to the Township of Hazlet.
  2. Check has the current date: Postdated checks cannot be accepted and will be mailed back to you.
  3. The check is signed.
  4. The numeric amount matches the written amount.

Late Fees

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. 

Hours

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). Municipal holidays are noted on the calendar posted on this page.

Drop Box

NightDropOur 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.

Jurisdiction Number

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.

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