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Finance Department
574 Valley Street
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040

(973) 762-8120 ext. 2500

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tax Collector

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Responsibilities

A paramount function of the Office of the Tax Collector is the preparation of property tax, and sewer bills on an annual basis for property owners and the collection of such.

The Tax Office collects all tax monies owed to the Township by property owners for municipal, county, and school taxes as well.

4th Quarter Tax and Sewer Collection

Please read the following information carefully. For any additional questions, please call (973) 762-8120 ext. 3000.

Contactless online payment is preferred—if you can, please pay online. The $1.05 transaction fee for paying with an “e-check” (bank account and routing number) will be credited back to your account to make it free. Note: there is a 2.95% transaction fee for paying with any card type. Please see each section below for online payment information.

If Making Physical Payment: Make checks payable to “Township of Maplewood."

Please enclose your personal check, certified check, or money order in an envelope with your name, property location, and phone number. Please drop the envelope in any one of the boxes located outside of our three entrances. Do not leave cash in the drop boxes. If for some reason you require a physical receipt, you must include a self addressed envelope for return mail, otherwise your cancelled check is your receipt—we will not be emailing receipts.

Tax

Quarter 4 property taxes are due November 1st the grace period ends on November 10th.

If your payment is received after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 10th, interest will begin to accrue and is calculated back to the due date of the 1st. Please be aware that as always, our office must follow the law, and NJ state statutes do not allow us to waive interest for any reason.

Online Payments: Please go to Online Payments and enter your address under the section “Tax Account Information” only. Click “Make a Payment” and follow the prompts—be sure to hit Submit on the last page that says “Payment Confirmation” or your payment will not go through.

Sewer

2020 sewer payments were due on June 30th. If you have not yet paid this, your bill is currently accruing interest—please call us for the exact amount due.

Online Payments: Please go to Online Payments and enter your address under the section “Utility Account Information” only. Click “Make a Payment” and follow the prompts—be sure to hit Submit on the last page that says “Payment Confirmation” or your payment will not go through.

Tax Sale

If you do not pay the full amount due by or before November 12th, a lien will be placed on your property. Once in tax sale you cannot pay online, and as the building is closed, we are no longer accepting cash payments. You must pay with a certified check or money order. If you drop off or send a personal check it will be returned to you and you risk missing the deadline for payment. Please call us for the exact amount due, see above for physical payment drop off instructions.

PTR/Senior Freeze Forms

The state of New Jersey has extended the deadline for PTR applications to December 31st. Our office completes the one sheet (PTR-1A or PTR-2A) that says “Homeowners Verification of Property Taxes” and has the section that is “To Be Completed by Tax Collector”. We do not need any of the other sheets. Please fill out the top section of the sheet that is “To Be Completed by Applicant”—don’t forget to answer questions A, B, C, and D.

Please leave your sheet in an envelope in any one of the boxes outside of the building—include your phone number in case we need to reach out, after completion (same day) we will mail the sheet back to you.

Liens

Please call us at (973) 762-8120 ext. 3000 with any questions regarding a lien on your property.

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