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Tax Collector

The Tax Collector bills and collects taxes and assessments. Enforces timely payments by taxpayers, delivers delinquency notices, and calculates interest on delinquencies as well as holding annual tax sales. The Tax Collector is also the Tax Search Officer.  Duties include checking all details on property tax bills for any changes for corrections, notification to banks as well as local residents. Added and omitted assessment bills are treated the same way as regular tax bills. Deductions such as are applied for eligible senior citizen and veterans. A purchaser of a property formerly owned by a senior citizen is billed on a pro-rated basis from the date of closing.

Mary Jo Walsh, Tax Collector Maryjo.Walsh@springfield-nj.us
Springfield Town Hall – 1st Floor
100 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081-5402
Phone: 973-912-2204/2205
Fax: 973-912-2277

Real estate taxes are due quarterly* on or before the first day of February, May, August, and November. Property Tax bills are mailed annually in June of each year and include four-quarterly tax installments. February and May quarterly instalments reflect one half of the prior year tax billing. The August and November quarterly installments are finalized to conform with the tax rate each year. You are now able to make tax payments on-line or either by debiting from your checking or saving account or by using your credit card.  The Tax Office also has the ability to automatically debit your account each tax quarter.  The forms authorizing us to do this are available below.

Tax Due Dates: *

February 1st
May 1st
August 1st
November 1st

Other Important Tax Information
The 2014 tax rate as certified by the County is: 6.566
The 2014 Business Improvement District rates are: $0.170, $0.150 and $0.130

For information regarding the Property Tax Reimbursement (“Freeze”) Program operated by the NJ Division of Taxation, please use the following link: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

 

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