Mansfield Township Tax Collector

 

Elaine Fortin - Tax Collector
Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. 1012
Fax: 609.298.2362

Barbara Cardiello - Tax Office Assistant
Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. 1015
Fax: 609.298.2362

The Office of the Tax Collector is where property tax bills are paid. You should direct all billing inquiries to this department.

Deductions

Senior Citizens Annual Property Tax Deduction
Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who have been in their home since October 1st of the pretax year, and whose income is less than $10,000/year, after a permitted exclusion of one of the following:

  • Social Security Benefits
  • Federal Government Retirement/Disability Pension State, County
  • Municipal Government Pension

Veterans Deduction
Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses who have been in their home as of October 1st of the pretax year.

** Forms for the above may be obtained from the tax collector or tax assessor.

Property Tax Relief Programs
Information about the Homestead Rebate or Property Tax Reimbursement (Tax Freeze) may be found on the NJ Division of Taxation web site.

 

General Information

Make checks payable to: Township of Mansfield

Mailing address:

Mansfield Township Tax Office
3135 Route 206, South
Suite 1
Columbus, NJ 08022

***We do not accept postmarks as proof of payment. Payments are posted on the day that they are received in our office***

Grace period: 10 days (to the 10th of the due month)

Interest rate
8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter. 6% Year End Penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000.00 as of 12/31.

Tax Sale
Properties are subject to Tax Sale if Prior Year taxes are delinquent.

Billing
Taxes are billed once a year after all budgets are adopted, usually the end of June or beginning of July.

Added Assessment Bills
Are for improvements made after October 1st of the pretax year and before September 1st of the current year. These bills are due on November 1st along with the original bill received in June or July. Homeowners with added assessments will be paying with two (2) bills through the second quarter of the following year. You may combine figures on one check.

New Property Owners
When ownership of property changes, the tax bill is to be forwarded to the new homeowner. If you have not received a bill within a reasonable amount of time after purchase, please call the Tax Collectors office for information.

** In order to remove a deceased person from our records, we need a copy of a death certificate.

Questions regarding expenditures of school, county or municipal taxes should be addressed to the following:

County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Phone: 609.265.5020 - (Includes county taxes, county library and open space)

District School Board
Phone: 609.298.2037

Regional School Board
Phone: 609.298.3900

Municipal Taxes
Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. 1012 or 1015

 


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