The Tax Office has two branches to serve the residents of Shamong.
Tax Collector - Kitty Taylor can be contacted at
(609)268-2377 ext. 307 or by e-mail @
Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM
Please contact Kitty if you have any questions
relating to the payment of taxes, delinquent fees, Veterans
or Senior Citizen deductions.
To access your tax bills online click here
Please check back over the coming weeks to access online payment options!
Tax Assessor - Jay Renwick can be contacted at
(609)268-2377 ext. 302 or by e-mail @
Office hours are Tuesday from 5 PM - 8 PM
Contact Jay if you need assistance questions relating to the assessed value of your property, farmland assessment or need to request a 200' listing. Jay can also assist you should you need to change the name and or address on a deed.
Click Here for Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
How are my taxes calculated?
Your tax bill is based on the assessed value of your property. For example in 2017/18 tax rate of $2.883 is based on every $100.00 in assessed value on your property. To calculated the annual taxes on a property take the total assessed value (example $300,000) divide that by $100 and then multiply the result by the current tax rate. $300,000/$100 = $3,000 X $2.833 = annual taxes of $8,499.
When are taxes due?
Taxes are due quarterly; the first two quarters add up to half of what was billed on the property the prior year and the third and forth quarter are based on the actual tax rate. If taxes go up, the third and fourth quarter are generally larger than the first and second quarter bill. Tax bills are mailed once a year, during the summer, and contain four coupons. Taxes are due on February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. Shamong Township allows a 10 day grace period, but if your payment is not received by 3:00 pm on the 10th of the interest will be calculated back to the original due date of the 1st. Please be advised the date payment is received by the Tax Office is used in assessing any interest charges not the postmark date.
Payments can be made in person during Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3 pm and Tuesday evenings between 6pm - 8 pm. Please note the Tax Office will also be open on Fridays during the quarterly 10-day tax collection period. IF you prefer to mail in a payment and would like to receive a receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope. Click Here to make online payments.
How is interest charged?
Interest is charged on delinquent balances. State law allows for interest to be charged at a rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 of delinquency and 18% on every dollar over $1,500.00. Once your delinquency has exceeded $1,500.00 you will pay 18% interest on any remaining delinquency until your account is current. That means that if your tax bill for the first and second quarter is $1,800.00 and you make a payment on June 1 of $800.00 your account is still considered delinquent and will continue to accrue 18% interest daily until you pay the remaining balance. Your account is considered current if you have paid all prior bills before the next quarter is due, i this example, August 1.
What is a tax sale?
The Tax Collector is required by the State of NJ law to hold a tax sale each year for the prior year's unpaid municipal taxes. Your property is not sold at the tax sale however, a lien is place on it. The lienholder pays the debt owed to the municipality by the assessed owner of the property in return for a guaranteed interst rate on the amount paid when the lien is redeemed. The tax sale certificate that is issued is the detailed receipt fo what the lien holder purchased at the tax sale; most lien holders record their liens at the Burlington County Clerk's Office to insure redemption of the lien if the property is sold. Clear title cannot be isued for a property with recorded liens on it. At the tax sale most liens are sold to a third party, on occassion there is not a third party interested in purcdhasing the lien and the lien is struck off to the municipality. If a lien is held by Shamong Township, they may begin foreclosure proceedings six months from the date of the tax sale if the lien has not been redeemed. If a lien is purchased by a third party, they have a right to begin foreclosure proceedings two years from the date of the tax sale. The lien holder also has the right to pay any municipal charges that are billed to the property, once they are delinquent, and add them to the lien balance. Liens must be redeemed in full with guaranteed funds.
Tax relief programs:
All funds for tax relief are provided by the State of New Jersey. You receive or may request applications for each program, other than deductions and exemptions, from the State of New Jersey. The applications for Senior Citizen, Disabled Person and Veteran's Deductions are available in the Tax Assessor's office. You may also get the application for Totally Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption in the Tax Assessor's Office.
Phone numbers of property tax relief programs:
Property Tax Reimbursement (aka Tax Freeze) 877-225-1312
NJ Saver Rebate 877-658-2972
Property Tax Deductions and Exemptions 609-894-3362