Tax and Utilities Collector


The Tax & Utility Department prepares tax, municipal sewer and municipal water bills and maintains an accounting of all tax, municipal water and sewer collections and enforces the collection of delinquent municipal charges through foreclosure of municipal tax liens and municipal tax sales.
 
In New Jersey, the local municipality is the agent for billing and collecting taxes due for school and county taxes. Only the Local Municipal Purpose tax shown on your bill is kept by the township for operational expenses.

Billing Information – Taxes

Property tax bills are mailed out once a year in July. The property tax bill should be given to a new owner or paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. There is a $3.00 charge for duplicate bills.

Preliminary and Final Taxes

Your tax bill consists of four quarters: the 3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and the 1st and 2nd quarters of the upcoming year. The 1st and 2nd quarters (Preliminary Taxes) are based on the prior year’s tax rate and are equal to one half of that year’s taxes. The 3rd and 4th quarters (Final Taxes) are adjusted to conform to the tax rate for the current year.

Added Assessment Bills

Added assessment tax bills are for new construction or improvements to an existing structure that are sent out once a year in October and are to be paid in addition to your regular tax bill.

Appeals

Current year taxes – All appeals must be filed with the Morris County Board of Taxation, Hall of Records, in Morristown, NJ, on or before April 1st. Forms can be obtained by writing to the Court Board of Taxation. Appeals for Added and Omitted Assessments must be filed before December 1st.

Property Tax Relief Programs

There are two separate property relief programs which are administered on the state level. They are:
  • Property Tax Reimbursement Program (Senior Property Tax Freeze) For further information and requirements, please call (800) 882-6597 or visit their website
  • Homestead Credit – Eligible homeowners received their Homestead Credit for 2013 as a credit on their 2016 Property Tax Bill.
  • The filing deadline for 2014 Homestead Benefit Applications is November 30, 2016
  • For further information and requirements please call (888) 238-1233 or visit their website for more information.

BILLING INFORMATION – WATER & SEWER UTILITY

Note: There are two water companies that serve Roxbury Township, please read your bill carefully to determine who your provider is.


Sewer Utility is billed once a year in January and is due on a quarterly basis.

Water Utility is billed quarterly in February, May, August and November.

Municipal water and sewer utility are both due on the same dates.

The due dates are as follows:

 Quarter  Due Date
 First Quarter March 30
 Second Quarter June 30
 Third Quarter September 30
 Fourth Quarter December 30


Payment Information

The same options available for paying taxes are also available for paying your sewer utility and municipal water bills. Water bills include a return envelope. Please use the envelope provided to return your water payments. Sewer bills include quarterly "due date" reminder stickers for your calendar as well as address stickers.  Separate checks are required for water and sewer. Payments should be mailed to the appropriate addresses.

Sewer Payments should be mailed to:

Township of Roxbury
Sewer Department
P.O. Box 4248
Lancaster, PA 17604-4248

Water Payments should be mailed to:

Township of Roxbury
Water Department
P.O. Box 4128
Lancaster, PA 17604-4128

Assessments

The Collector does not determine assessments. Questions concerning the value of your property should be addressed to the Tax Assessor.

Change of Mailing Address

Please complete the Change of Address Form and return it to the Tax Assessor’s Office.

Payment information

Taxes are payable quarterly on the 1st day of February, May, August and November, with a 10-day grace period. Payments must be made on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. Postmarks are not accepted.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying property taxes or delinquent interest on late payments.
Per NJSA 54:4-64

There are several options for payment.
  • Pay on-line by check or credit card
  • Mail Tax Payments to:
Township of Roxbury
Tax Department
P.O. Box 4543
Lancaster, PA 17604-4543
  • Pay in person
  • Night Deposit box outside of Municipal Building
  • Fulton Bank of New Jersey in Succasunna or Landing
Interest on Delinquent Payments
Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of delinquency, and 18% on any amount of delinquency over $1,500.00 until such time as taxes are paid current. Payment is applied first to all delinquent interest and then to the oldest principal balance.

Deductions Available

  • Veterans
  • Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons (age 65 for seniors to qualify, no age requirement for disabled persons). Please contact the Tax Assessor’s office for forms and eligibility (973) 448-2021.
Interest on Delinquent Payments
Interested is calculated at the same rate as delinquent taxes on sewer and water with a minimum charge of $2.00 for past due water accounts.

Deductions Available

If you are eligible for a Senior Citizen or Disabled Person Deduction on your property taxes, you are also entitled to a $30.00 per quarter reduction on your sewer utility bill.

Contact Us

  1. Heidi Pedersen
    Tax Collector
    (973) 448-2024

    Gina Acevedo
    (973) 448-2022

    Tina Karnitsky
    (973) 448-2023

    Fax Number:
    (973) 448-0864

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm