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The Middle Township Police Department and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office are hosting a free informative event geared towards parents of school aged children. This even is designed to inform parents, guardians and educators on new trends our children are exploring with technology. The even will cover cyber-bullying, “Sexting” and New Jersey laws, current trends and safety tips for popular social media applications and more. This is a must see event for every adult in order to ensure our young generation stays safe in this evolving digital world.
Middle Township will hold an accelerated tax sale December 19, 2018.
All 2018 property taxes, water, sewer and other municipal charges must be paid in full by November 13, 2018 to avoid the tax sale process.
According to a release, properties with delinquent accounts after that date will be placed on the tax sale list advertised in the Cape May County Herald and accessible on middletownship.com
The published list will not be revised; however, property owners can avoid the tax sale by bringing all accounts up to date by December 18, 2018.
Beginning November 14 through December 18, the Township will only accept cashier’s checks, cash or money orders for past-due accounts and any personal checks, electronic or credit card payments sent will be returned. Additionally, delinquent accounts will incur fees associated with the tax sale that includes interest, penalty and in-lieu-of fees for mailings and advertising. There will be more specific instructions if both taxes and sewer are owed.
“No one enjoys paying taxes. To avoid making the process a painful one, I encourage all residents and property owners to understand their obligations and the deadlines involved. Simply by paying your taxes on time, you avoid any headaches involved in the tax sale,” stated Committeemen Timothy Donohue.
“By Law, we cannot waive any tax obligations, even the smallest amounts, or change any filing deadlines. We hate to see folks get caught up in this process for small amounts of money so we strongly encourage residents to mark their calendars,” he added.
Middle Township began holding accelerated tax sales in 2014, as the measure helps keep the tax levy stable. The municipality must budget a reserve amount for uncollected taxes, and the accelerated sale also bolsters the collection rate.
Notices are mailed throughout the year for past due accounts and property owners receive notice of the accelerated tax sale and corresponding information with tax bills mailed in July.
For information, call the Middle Township Tax Collector’s office at 609-465-8724.
Halloween House Decorating Winners 2018
|1st||Allen & Joyce Stokes|
Halloween Parade Winners 2018
|1st||Joanne Reagan School of Dance|
|2nd||Cape May Dancers|
|3rd||MT Panther Marching Band|
|1st||Wreck it Ralph|
|2nd||Pitchforks and Buckets 4H Club|
|3rd||The Lighthouse Church|
|2nd||The Ghost King|
|3rd||There’s Gnome Place Like Middle Twp.|
|1st Responders Division|
|1st||Goshen Volunteer Fire Department|
|2nd||Cape May Court House Fire|
|3rd||Green Creek Fire Dept.|
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Middle Township Harvest Festival has been postponed to Sunday, October 28th from 12 noon to 5pm.
All vendors can setup one hour later than original time on Sunday morning.
“Senior Freeze” Application Deadline Is October 31st
The October 31st deadline for eligible residents to apply for the Property Tax Reimbursement Program, or Senior Freeze, is quickly approaching.
What is the “Senior Freeze” program?
It offers a limited reimbursement for property taxes or mobile home site fees paid by eligible Senior Citizens & Disabled residents on their primary residences.
It is exceedingly important to take advantage of programs like Senior Freeze which may offer some financial relief. This is especially true for families/individuals on fixed or limited incomes.
Am I Eligible?
Each year, the NJ Department of Treasury updates its qualifications based upon State Budget allocations. For this base year’s application (2017) you must meet the following requirements:
Must be at least 65 years old as of December 31, 2016
Actively receiving federal Social Security Disability Benefit payments on or before December 31, 2016, & on or before December 31, 2017.
*Applications for vacation, second homes, and/or those with more than 4 units will not be accepted. You are also not eligible if you are completely exempt from paying property taxes or made P.I.L.O.T. payments to your town.
You must have lived in New Jersey continuously since 2006 either as a homeowner or a renter.
Homeowners must have owned & lived in their current home since December 31, 2013 or earlier.
Mobile Homeowners must have leased a placement site within a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile home you have owned since December 31, 2013 or earlier.
Must be at or below the following whether single, married, or in a civil union:
How Can I Apply?
If you have not received an application already from the New Jersey Division of Taxation:
For questions and status updates, please use the following:
Senior Freeze Hotline
New Jersey Division of Taxation