TAX COLLECTOR


Jashlyn Wingfield, Director

 

The Tax Office collects all tax moneys owed by Orange property owners for Municipal, County and School taxes. Applicable taxes include the billing and collection for property, water, and sewer service. It provides information to homeowners and other interested parties on the status of payment of taxes. Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Township does permit a 10 day grace period. The State of New Jersey does not permit postmark, taxes must be received in the office on or before the 10th however, if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment. All payments may be made by cash, check, or money order. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures. Current New Jersey Property Tax Relief programs are as follows:

Senior Citizens, Disabled, and Surviving Spouses:
The State Constitution authorizes an annual property tax deduction from the property taxes levied on a dwelling owned and occupied by a qualified senior citizen, a person less than 65 who is permanently and totally disabled, or a person who is the surviving spouse of a qualified senior or disabled person. In order to qualify, persons must be residents of the State of New Jersey, reside in the property for which the deduction is claimed, and have an income not exceeding $10,000 annually, excluding Social Security or a comparable governmental retirement or disability program not to exceed the equivalency under Social Security. Veteran's Deduction: The State Constitution also provides for a tax deduction for qualified veterans and/or their surviving spouse. To qualify, the veteran must have served during a designated time of war (as follows) and must have received an honorable discharge.