Office of the Tax/Utility Collector
MR. THOMAS D. HILTNER, CTC
MS. PAM TOMASSI/ DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR
(609) 823-2731 extension 111 FAX (609) 823-1781
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tax Collector is assigned the responsibility for receiving and collecting all taxes and assessments both current and delinquent. 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. The Tax Collector bills over 1675 taxpayers and collects taxes quarterly. Taxes are due: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. If you need to change your address please complete and mail a Change of Address form to our office. The Borough does permit a 10 day grace period. However, because the State of New Jersey does not permit postmark, taxes must be received in the office on the 10th. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next working day to make payment. Interest is retroactive to the original due date as per New Jersey Statute 54:4-66. Taxpayers are urged to read all of the information contained on the front and the back of their tax bills. Tax bills are mailed annually, usually during the first 2 weeks of July. There is no discount for pre - payment of taxes. When tax bills are delayed, due date is extended 25 days after date of mailing. There is no grace period should tax bills be mailed late.
The top half of the bill is the information section. It contains the total property taxes for current year, the preliminary taxes for upcoming year, deductions, the assessed value of the property and the State Aid the Borough is receiving. Taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value by the Tax rate.
On the bottom half of the bill is the tax stubs for the quarterly payments. The bottom 2 stubs represent the final half of the current year and the top 2 stubs the preliminary billings for the following year.
If you are mailing a check to pay your taxes, please be certain that you are paying the amount for the correct quarter. If you would like a receipt, please send the entire tax bill with your check along with a self addressed stamped envelope. Your bill will be receipted (receipts are on the back of the bill) and mailed back to you. If you do not desire a receipt, then mail the property stub and check. Please make checks payable to the Borough of Longport.
In addition we have added a payment box located inside the Borough Hall next to the Tax office. We ask that only Tax and Utility payments are to be deposited into this box and please, NO CASH. We will not be responsible for any cash.
Direct debit is now available. Save time and money by having your quarterly tax payments paid directly from your checking or savings account.
Direct Debit Application
You may view your Tax account online as well as pay via Credit Card or by Check anytime. There is no charge to view your tax bill but fees do apply if paying online.
Online Tax/Utility Accounts and Payment Portal
It is important to note that the municipal taxes are only a portion of a Longport property taxpayer's obligation. Two other separate government entities, Atlantic County Government and the Margate Local Public School District, develop and adopt their own budgets funded by property taxes. However, New Jersey's Fiscal Laws require the Municipal Government of Longport to serve as a billing and collection agency for all three separate entities.
Water / Sewer Billing and Collection
Water and Sewer billing and collection are also the responsibility of this office. Water / Sewer is billed yearly (usually the last week of March) for the minimum allowance for each property.(75,000 gallons allowed) Meters are read annually in August and usage over 75,000 gallons is billed accordingly. As with Taxes, there is a 10 day grace period for payments. Should you receive a W/S overage bill that you feel is incorrect, you may file a Dispute with this office within 25 days of excess billing. There is a $25.00 meter calibration fee due when you file. You will be notified by letter as to the status of your dispute.
To view and pay your Utility bill online click here .
SOME COMMON AREAS OF EXCESS WATER LEAKAGE
Outdoor water connection points.
Outdoor showers, pools with automatic fill mechanisims.
Spas and hottubs.
Outdated, broken or poorly maintained sprinkler systems.
Toilets and faucets.
Please check that all your plumbing fixtures are in good working condition.
PROPERTY TAX WEB SITES
NJ Homestead Rebate
FAQ - Homestead Rebate