Tax Department

TAX COLLECTION
Billing Information
  • Property tax bills are mailed out once a year, in July, and contain four quarterly payments.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property.
Payment Information
  • Taxes are payable quarterly on the first day of February, May, August and November. Any taxes remaining unpaid by the 11th day of February, May, August or November are subject to interest.  Payments must be made on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. Postmark checks are not accepted; payment must be in our office by the end of the grace period.
  • Make checks payable to Borough of Hamburg
  • We accept cash, personal checks, or money orders only. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Taxes paid by check are subject to collection. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Mailing Address:
     Borough of Hamburg – Tax Collector
    16 Wallkill Avenue
    Hamburg, NJ 07419
  • Tax and Water Payment Information
Interest on Delinquent Payments
  • Delinquent payments are subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00 payable from the tax due dates.
  • A penalty of 6% will be charged on any delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 if not paid by the end of the tax year.
Receipts
  • Remittance requiring receipt: include the entire tax bill with a self addressed stamped envelope.
  • Remittance not requiring receipt: detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check; the canceled check will be your receipt.
  • For after hours payment, there is a 24 hour mail slot at the entrance door of the Municipal Building.
Tax Sale
  • All prior year balance for taxes, water, sewer and special assessments are subject to Tax Sale.
  • Tax Sale is held annually, usually in July.
  • If prior year balances remain unpaid at the time of tax sale, this could result in a lien being placed on your property.
  • The bill should be given to a new owner or his paying agent upon sale or exchange of the property. A charge may be imposed for a duplicate bill.
Special assessments
  • Assessments for Sewer are also billed annually through the tax office according to the due date which is established by an Ordinance being passed to a confirmed amount due for each property that is improved by that line.

Property Tax Reimbursement Information

Who is Eligible?

  • Homeowners age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits and has paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey.
  • Applicants must be NJ residents for at least 10 years and living in their current home for the last 3 years.
  • Applicant must meet certain income limits for both the Base Year (year applicant first became eligible) and the Application Year.

What is the Benefit? Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid in the base year and the amount paid in the application year

How to apply- File Form PTR-1 or Form PTR-2 (if reimbursement was received the previous year)

When to Apply? Applications must be made by March 15
Payment Date? To be mailed on or before July 15

Property Tax Reimbursement Program Contact Information: Agents are available Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm

General Questions:       1-800-882-6597
Order and application:    1-800-323-4400
Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for Hard of Hearing – 1800-286-6613 or 609-984-7300

Website:     http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/geninfo.shtml
Email:         nj.taxation@treas.state.nj.us

 

Senior Tax Deduction/Disabled Residents

There is a $250 tax dedication made available to Senior Citizens 65 and over, or their Surviving Spouse who is 55 or over.  Seniors must be citizens of New Jersey and owners of the property for which a deduction application is submitted.

  • Citizenship and ownership must be as of October 1st of the previous year.
  • The property must serve as the applicant’s primary residence
  • A Surviving Spouse may apply for the deduction if they are 55 or over at the time of the senior’s death
  • There is an income requirement that must be met in order to be eligible for this deduction
  • The applicant’s income, including that of their spouse, cannot exceed $10,000

Excludable Income: Income can be excluded under ONE of the following categories

  • Social Security Benefits of Federal Government Retirement/Disability Pension including Federal Railroad Retirement Benefits of Sate, County, Municipal Government and their political subdivisions and agencies retirement/disability pension.
  • Proof of age, ownership and residency are required at the time of application

An income worksheet will be completed at the time of application; proof of income is also required.  The most helpful proof of income would be the most recent income tax form filed by the applicant.

Click Here for the form for a Senior Citizen, Disabled Person and/or Surviving Spouse or pick up a hard copy from the Tax Assessor.

Click Here for the Supplemental Income Statement form. Please complete and return with the above form.

Veteran Deductions

Qualifications for Veteran or Widow of Veteran Deduction:

  • New Jersey resident for at least 1 year prior to October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Primary residence in New Jersey
  • Active Service in the Armed Forces of the United States in time of war
  • Honorable discharge
  • Ownership of property on or before October 1 of pre-tax year
  • $250 deduction per year.  Each qualified veteran may take only $250 deduction for all properties he/she owns in New Jersey.  If more than one property is owned the $250 may be split up among the properties.  This is nto to exceed $250 a year.
  • Surviving Spouse of Veteran:
    • Must have been married to veteran at the time of death
    • Must not have remarried
    • Veteran must be a resident of New Jersey at time of death.

Click Here for the form for a Veteran Deduction or pick up a hard copy from the Tax Assessor.

Questions?

Regina Flammer
Email: tax_dept@hamburgnj.org
973-827-9230 ext 4011