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Your closing attorney is responsible for appropriating the proper payments of your tax bill. The current tax bill should be given to the new owner or his paying agent upon sale of the property.
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Taxes are billed once a year with four quarterly stubs containing the amounts due and the due dates. This generally occurs at the end of June or July. Unless extended by action of the Township Council, taxes are due on the first day of February, May, August and November.
According to the New Jersey State Statute 54:4-64, non-receipt of a tax bill does not release you from payment. If you do not receive a bill please call 973-992-5000, ext. #5121, #5122, #5123 or #5124 and you will be provided with the amount or a duplicate tax bill.
The minimum amount you have to pay is all interest accumulated to date and the quarterly payment that is past due.
No. New Jersey statutes do not permit the waiver or cancellation of any interest charges.
No. New Jersey statutes specify that taxes are due on the first day in which they are assessed. In other words, taxes are due the first of the year. State law already provides for partial payments by apportioning the annual tax bill into four quarterly payments.
Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing to ensure that future tax bills are sent directly to you. Or you may download the form for Change of Mortgage Status (PDF) and mail it to us. Please use your advice copy tax bill to make payments until new bills are issued.
Yes. Please notify the Tax Collector’s office in writing. Or download the form for Change of Mailing Address (PDF) and mail it to us.
No, we do not. All payments are posted on the same date they are received in the Tax Collector’s office.
No. We do not accept postdated checks. All payments are posted on the date they are received.
New Jersey law requires municipalities to hold at least one tax sale per year if properties within the municipality are delinquent in paying their property taxes and/or other municipal charges.
At the Tax Sale, the title to the delinquent property is not sold. Instead, a Tax Sale Certificate – a lien on the property – is sold. This offers the property owner an opportunity to pay back the lien over a specific period of time, rather than losing the property outright to foreclosure.
The taxpayer has two years from the date of the Tax Sale to redeem the lien by paying the full amount of the lien – including the delinquent taxes and charges, plus interest, penalties, and authorized fees and costs. If the lien is not redeemed by this time, the lien holder may exercise the right to start the foreclosure process.
Applies to the CURRENT year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due after the statutory due date (November 10). The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.
2. Standard Tax Sale (used by the Township of Livingston)
Applies to the PRIOR year taxes and/or other municipal charges that remain owing and due in the current year. The municipality will enforce the collection of those charges by offering the property for sale. This will cause a Tax Sale Certificate to be sold and filed against the property. The property will be subject to foreclosure proceedings if not redeemed within the stated two years from the date of the Tax Sale.