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 such as water/sewer payments.
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 in July and contain four quarterly payment coupons
Taxes are due Feb. 1, May 1, Aug 1, and Nov. 1. If the tax bills are mailed late, the due date is extended 25 days after the date of mailing and there is NO grace period. The Borough of Longport does grant a 10-day grace period. NJSA 54:4-66 states interest is retroactive to the original due date.
The State of New Jersey DOES NOT accept postmarks, taxes must be received in our office on or before the 10th by close of business.
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 amount due. If you have lost your bill please call the tax office to obtain the amount due and to request a copy of your bill.
If you receive an “advice only” statement but do not have a mortgage company, use this statement to pay your taxes, and notify the tax office to take the bank code off your account.
Payments may be made by mail, online or in person. To make a payment online please go to our website www.longportnj.gov and click the 4th box down on the left hand side (pay your taxes and utilities here) this is a one-time payment and there is a fee for using your credit card or checking account.
The Borough of Longport offers direct debit for taxes and water and sewer. There is no fee for this service. Taxes and water/sewer are direct debited from your account during the grace period for the due date. You will be notified of the date through email. Applications are online on our website. Your application must be received no later than 10 days prior to the due date.
**Please note: this authorization remains in effect until the Borough is notified by the applicant of its termination in writing.
If you make a payment using bill pay from your bank realize it is not electronic and please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
If you wish a receipt and pay by mail, include the entire bill and a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.Assessment questions should be directed to the Tax Assessor: 609-823-2731 ext.: 103. The Collector is responsible for billing and collection of taxes only.
Utilities: The Office of the Tax Collector is also responsible for the billing and collecting of utility charges, if the prior year’s utility charges remain unpaid by December 31st, they are subject to the same tax sale law as for taxes. If you do not receive a utility bill by mid-January please notify the tax office. Bills are mailed out in January with 2 coupons for payment in January and June. Excess water bills are mailed out in August and will not be direct debited.