Tax Collector

Welcome to the Township of Bedminster Tax Collectors Office.  In addition to property tax payments, the tax collector also collects the sewer utility taxes for the Bedminster "Village Area".   

For information about "Sewer Utility Taxes" please click on the tab the left.

 

Bedminster Township Now Offers Property Tax Payments Online!

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Municipal Tax Collectors are licensed officials, governed by the New Jersey Division of Local Government, and are regulated by New Jersey State Statutes.  The general duties of the Tax Office are to collect taxes to fund local schools, municipalities and county governments.  Specific functions include the collection of taxes, generation of tax bills, enforcement through penalties and interest, managing the redemption of tax liens, conduct tax sales for prior year delinquent taxes and financial reporting. Welcome to the Office of the Tax Collector.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.  There is also a secure drop box located outside the main entrance of the municipal building. Note:  All payments received through the drop box will be posted to your account the following day.  



Adriana McKenna, CTC
(908) 212-7000 Ex. 433
[email protected]

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are property taxes calculated?

Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property by the current year tax rate (base rate).
  The Tax Assessor determines the assessed value of your property, while the Somerset County Tax Board determines the annual tax rate based on school, municipal and county adopted budgets.


When are property taxes due?

Property Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st.  There is a 10 day grace period each quarter.  Payments received after the grace period will be charged interest back to the first day of the tax quarter.  Taxes are posted based on the date the payment is received in the Tax Office, and NOT based on the post marked date, if your payment was mailed.


When do I receive my tax bill?

Tax bills are mailed annually in July, and contain four payment stubs for the upcoming four quarters.  Residents whose mortgage companies escrow property taxes on their behalf will be sent an ‘Advice Only’ copy of the tax bills that will not contain the payment stubs.  If you misplaced your tax bill or a new home owner, contact the Tax Office during normal business hours for a duplicate copy.

 
What is an Added Assessment bill?

Added Assessment tax bills are for new construction or improvements to an existing structure that are sent out once a year in October, and are to be paid in addition to your regular tax bill.  Mortgage companies do not always include this payment in with your regular tax payment to the township, therefore, it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to be sure that the added assessment taxes are paid in a timely manner.

Where do I pay my property taxes?

The Tax Collector’s Office is located at 1 Miller Lane, Bedminster, NJ 07921.  Tax payments can be mailed or you can pay in person during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For your convenience, there is a secure drop box located outside of the main entrance of the municipal building.  All payments received through the drop box will be posted to your account the following day.


What is the interest percent penalty?

New Jersey statutes permit interest to be charged on delinquent taxes at a rate of 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on amounts exceeding the $1,500 threshold.  In addition, a 6% penalty will be assessed at year end on all delinquencies over $10,000. 

What if I recently purchased a property in Bedminster Township?

If you are a new owner of a property in Bedminster Township, please notify the Tax Office.  You can request a duplicate tax bill, however, the former owner’s name may still appear on the tax bill that is sent to you.  New deed information reflecting real estate transfers are received from the County Clerk’s Office.  The Tax Assessor enters the new owner’s name on the property in the Assessor’s system.  Please note that it could take several months to receive this information from the County Clerk’s Office.

What property tax deductions are there?

Eligible Veterans, Senior Citizens (individuals 65 years of age or older), and Disabled individuals can receive a $250 property tax deduction.  Individuals who believe they qualify for a deduction can obtain an application from the Tax Office during normal business hours.  Please be sure to read the back of the application for the necessary documentation that must accompany your completed application.

What property tax relief programs are there?

The following property tax relief programs sponsored by the State as follows:

Senior Freeze Program (Property Tax Reimbursement)

The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence (main home). To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year.

    • To ask questions call the Senior Freeze Hotline:  1-800-882-6597
    • For information visit Senior Freeze Program  

Homestead Benefit Program

The Homestead Benefit program provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners. For most homeowners, the benefit is distributed to your municipality in the form of a credit, which reduces your property taxes.

Deductions, Exemptions, and Abatements

 

For information visit: NJ Division of Taxation - Local Property Tax (state.nj.us)

New Jersey offers several property tax deductions, exemptions and abatements. These programs are managed by your local municipality. Tax deductions, exemption, and deferment programs include:

    Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    P. L. 2017, c. 128.

    Overview

    The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights ensures that:

    1) All property taxpayers are accorded the basic rights of fair and equitable treatment under the State Constitution and laws of New Jersey;

    2) All property taxpayers receive the information and assistance they need to understand and meet their property tax responsibilities.

    Services to Property Taxpayers

    As a property taxpayer, you have the right to obtain information explained in simple, nontechnical terms about:

      • Your responsibilities and rights as a property owner and property taxpayer;
      • Your real property assessment and how it is determined and calculated;
      • Your right to appeal and how to appeal an assessment you believe is incorrect as to your property or as to another property in the same county and the time limits involved;
      • Your right, in the context of a property tax appeal, to view the property record card of other real property in the municipality;
      • Responsiveness You have the right to expect questions will be responded to within a reasonable amount of time;
      • Statements and Notices You have the right to expect all notices you receive will clearly identify the purpose of the communication and the proper procedure when responding;
      • For More Information Many Local Property Tax forms and publications are available on our website