Tax Collector's Office


IMPORTANT MESSAGE WITH REGARD TO WATER AND SEWER ARREARS: COVID-19 RATEPAYER RELIEF MEASURES

Certain measures are in place providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please review this message in its entirety.  For more information, please contact 609-654-2608 x308.  A copy of this notice is available on our website as well: www.medfordtownship.com.

SERVICE SHUTOFF MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that, Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety.  This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until January 1, 2022. 

LATE PAYMENT PENALTY AND LIEN ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that, until January 1, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or electric accounts, or referring a delinquent water or electric payment to tax sale.  On or after January 1, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector. 


BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently developing a Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).  This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Further information will be provided once the program goes live.



The Office is open daily to accept property tax payments and water & sewer utility payments. Please note we cannot accept credit or debit payments in the Tax Office.

If payments are made after hours, there is a secure drop box located on an island in the parking lot nearest the front of the Town Hall building.  Check or money order payments can be placed in this drop box. (NO CASH)    **Should you require a receipt you must include a self-addressed/stamped envelope.**

Payments may also be made by utilizing the online payment system (WIPP) through our website by clicking here.

Payments can also be made via your online banking system.  ***PLEASE NOTE: payments made via personal online banking can take 10-14 days to reach us, as we are mailed physical checks from your banking institution.  

E-BILLS for WATER/SEWER

E-Bills for Water and/or Sewer are available!   If interested please EMAIL us.  Please include your  utility account number, property location address and the e-mail address you would like the e-bills sent to.  Both owners and tenants may sign up. Remember if you receive an e-bill you will not receive a  printed hard copy in the mail. 
**All e-bills will be sent quarterly, approximately 30 days before the due date. 


 

OTHER IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

Tax Bills are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.  There is a grace period through the 10th of the month unless the 10th is on a weekend or holiday that our office is closed, the grace period would be extended to the next business day

Final 2021/Preliminary 2022 Tax Bills were mailed August 4, 2021. The Online Payment System on the website has been updated with the 2021 final and 2022 preliminary amounts.  Click HERE for the WIPP system page. 

  • Tax deduction applications for eligible veterans, senior citizens, disabled citizens and their surviving spouses must be filed by December 31.
  • Taxpayers who receive certain tax deductions must file an annual post tax-year statement certifying their income on or before March 1. You will receive the required forms in January through the mail
  • Special Assessment bills were mailed in November of 2021; the due date is January 6,  2022.
  • Annual Sewer bills were also mailed in November of 2021; the first installment is due January 15, 2022, the second installment is due April 15, 2022, the third installment is due July 15, 2022 and the fourth installment is due October 15, 2022.

***If Your Mailing Address has changed please send our office an EMAIL as we require these updates in writing***

 Tax or Water & Sewer Reminders 
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder that your tax bill or water & sewer bill is due, please e-mail Jennifer at jparks@medfordtownship.com. Approximately 20 days before the payment is due, you will receive an e-mail reminder from us.


NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS 

**The Township of Medford recently enacted Ordinance 2013-11 allowing for Tax Exemptions & Abatements in designated rehabilitation and redevelopment areas.  Please contact the Tax Assessor's Office for more information. 


SENIOR FREEZE TAX UPDATE

Please visit https://www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml for more information. 

Who is eligible: Homeowners, including owners of mobile homes located in mobile home parks, age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey either directly or through mobile home park site fees. Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least the past 10 years, and lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last 3 years, and must meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both base year and reimbursement year.

What is the benefit: Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid for the base year and the amount paid or the reimbursement year.

How to File: Form PTR-1 for residents who did not receive a prior year’s reimbursement or Form PTR-2 for residents who did receive a prior year’s reimbursement.

When to File: The tax year 2021 deadline for filing was November 1, 2021. 


HOMESTEAD REBATE INFORMATION

The deadline to file a Homestead application for the year 2018 is November 30, 2021.  

To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972 To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972
To file applications online: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation 
To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 (homeowners & tenants) To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233 (homeowners & tenants)
Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation 
To check status (amount) of a filed rebate application: 1-877-658-2972 To check status (amount) of a filed rebate application: 1-877-658-2972
Taxation e-mail address for rebate questions: nj.homesteadrebate@treas.state.nj.us

Property Tax Reimbursement Program:
To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597To ask questions: 1-800-882-6597
To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597 To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
To listen to information or to order an application: 1-800-323-4400 To listen to information or to order an application: 1-800-323-4400
Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation 
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300 Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard-of-Hearing Users: 1-800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300

Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: 
Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. 

Annual Deduction for Veterans:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.

New Jersey Income Tax Exemption For Veterans 
Beginning with the 2017 tax year, NJ veterans who were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances may claim a $3,000 state income deduction that will reduce their NJ income tax.

The following link will take you to the state website and provide full information, including how you can register for it now which will speed up your state return when you file

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/military/vetexemption.shtml

Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans:
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. Unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.


 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Tax Collector
Rachel Warrington, CTC  
(ext. 308) 
Email: rwarrington

Cashiers:                  
(Tax/Water/Sewer) 

Jennifer Parks
(ext. 303)
Email: jparks

Lindsey Parent
(ext. 307)
Email: lparent

49 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055-2432

Phone: (609) 654-2608 (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 953-4087 (609) 953-4087

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm