Sandra Beasley, Tax Collector

 Joyce Weber, Deputy Tax Collector

Jessica Gibson, Clerk

33 Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-8724
Fax: (609) 463-1068

Email: click on the person’s name above

Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
Closed Holidays and the Friday after Thanksgiving

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of Municipal taxes for the Township of Middle. 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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

– Tax bills are mailed in July and the 3rd quarter payment is due August 1st.  If you have a mortgage company escrowing for taxes and they do not receive a copy of the tax bill from the Tax Office it is the owners responsibility to see that they get a copy.  If a mortgage company sends payment without the original tax bill a $5.00 duplicate bill fee must be sent for each property.

– Taxes are due and payable quarterly on the first of February, May August and November. There is a 10-day grace period for each quarter. If payments are made after the grace period interest will be charged as of the due date.  To pay a tax bill in full, add the four numbered stubs provided on the tax bill.

The State of New Jersey does not permit postmark.  Taxes must be received in the Collector’s 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 without interest.

– Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% per annum up to $1500.00 of the delinquency and 18% per annum over $1500.00 until taxes are current.

– Please notify Collector of Address change by phone, mail or fax. Tax bills are to be forwarded upon sale of a property between buyer and seller.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying taxes.  Interest will be applied to all late payments.  Please contact this office if you need a copy of your tax bill.

– To receive a receipt for a payment, please included the entire tax bill with a stamped self-addressed envelope.  Otherwise, detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check. The cancelled check will be your receipt.

– $20.00 charge for checks returned by bank. The Township does not redeposit returned checks.

– If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact the Tax Office.

The following is a quotation from R.S. 54:4-64:
“The validity of any Tax Assessment, or the time at which it shall be payable, shall not be affected by the failure of a taxpayer to receive a bill, but every taxpayer is put upon notice to ascertain from the proper official of the taxing district the amount which may be due for taxes or assessments against him or his property”.

TAX SALE

Unpaid taxes, interest and other Municipal charges become a lien. The Collector shall enforce the lien through a publicly held tax sale.  The tax sale will be held in the Municipal Court Room on December 14, 2016 – will start promptly at 9:00 am.

As of the 11th day of November unpaid taxes, interest and other Municipal charges for the current year are eligible for tax sale.

(Pre-registration required).

All bidders must pre-register and provide a W-9 both with original signatures to the Tax Collector’s Office.  Make sure all information on the registration sheet is correct as NO changes will be made to the tax sale certificate.

If you have a mortgage company escrowing taxes, contact them immediately regarding delinquencies.

Properties included in the tax sale will be advertised in the Herald Times newspaper for two weeks prior to the week of the sale and receive 2 “in lieu of advertising” mailings (each at a cost of $25.00). The list will also be posted on this website. If a property is included in our tax sale, a lien will be placed against it. You must contact our office for a redemption statement.