2023 TAX SALE
The BOROUGH OF MILLTOWN announces the sale of 2022 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges (including all prior year water, sewer and electric charges) through an online auction on October 17, 2023 – 8:30 am. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies, and costs, along with bidding instructions, please visit: https://milltown.newjerseytaxsale.com
**information can be viewed free of charge 30 days prior to the sale**
2023 Tax Sale Notice: Click Here
ANYTIME PRIOR TO THE TAX SALE, THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT DUE ON ANY PROPERTY WITH ALL INTEREST AND COST INCURRED. PAYMENTS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE CONTACT THE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE FOR THE FULL AMOUNT NECESSARY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE TAX SALE. PLEASE NOTE THE AMOUNT ON THE TAX SALE LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE CURRENT INTEREST WHICH MUST BE COLLECTED IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT ON THE TAX SALE LIST TO HAVE A PARCEL REMOVED PRIOR TO THE TAX SALE.
IN THE EVENT THE OWNER IS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE MILITARY, OR THE OWNER HAS AN OPEN BANKRUPTCY, THE COLLECTOR SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
Tax Relief Programs
Senior Freeze Program (Property Tax Reimbursement- The Blue Book)
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. For more information, please visit: Senior Freeze (PTR) or call the Senior Freeze Hotline: 1-800-882-6597
ANCHOR- (Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners & Renters)
For general information and to file applications online please visit: Anchor
Programs offered by the State of New Jersey can be found here on the New Jersey Division of Taxation website.
COVID-19 Relief Measures
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) has opened the application portal for the Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance program (ERMA) to help protect thousands of homeowners from foreclosure.
This program will provide up to $35,000 in assistance to cover mortgage arrearages, delinquent property taxes, and other housing costs for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NJHMFA will also provide free housing counseling services to help New Jersey homeowners apply for this program, guide them through all available options, and even work with their loan servicers to achieve the best outcome available for their families. These counselors will also ensure that the process is accessible to those without access to internet or anyone needing assistance with the application.
Visit NJMFA's ERMA page to review program eligibility and sign up for program updates.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of all taxes and utilities levied upon the properties in the Borough. They are appointed to a four-year term and may achieve tenure after serving five consecutive years. Additionally, they are required to be licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Certified Tax Collector to hold the position.
Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four quarterly payments. The tax office will mail a tax bill to a new property owner, when they receive notification from Middlesex County that there has been a change of ownership. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or delinquent interest on taxes. When selling your property, the bill must be handed over to the new owner at the time of closing.
Note: The validity of any tax or assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall not be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a tax bill, but every taxpayer is put on notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessments against him or his property. N.J.S.A. 54:4-64
Due Dates for Taxes
Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. By Resolution, the Borough of Milltown allows a ten-day grace period before charging a penalty for late payment of taxes. Delinquent interest is charged after the 10th day of the month that taxes are due. The State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to accept postmarks; therefore, all payments must be received in the tax office on or before the 10th. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the taxpayer has until the next business day to make a payment.