Tax Collector

Tax Collector – Elaine Fortin Phone: 609.298.0542 ext. 1012 Fax: 609.298.2362 Tax Office Assistant – Dana Elliott 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.

Tax Chart 2015

 

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 Pay Your Taxes Online Mansfield Township now has a convenient and safe means to look up property tax information and make electronic tax payments online. Please click the link below for more information and to be brought to the site. You can also find the information and link on the Tax Collector’s page and in the Resources sidebar as well. Pay Your Taxes Online Information & Direct Withdraws Authorization Form Click here to pay your taxes online