The Office of the Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property taxes and water/sewer payments for all properties in the Township of Florence. Please direct all billing inquiries to this department.
Due Dates: Property Taxes are due: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st , and November 1st
There is a (10) day grace period (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67)
Water/Sewer bills are due: February 28th, May 31st, August 31st, and November 30th.
Interest: Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter. NOTE: There is a 6% year end penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000.00 as of 12/31. (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67)
Tax Sale: Properties are subject to Tax Sale if Prior Year payments for taxes, water/sewer are delinquent.
Mortgages: 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 your responsibility to ensure they get a copy of the tax bill.
Change of mailing address: Please see the Forms and Permits Section of the website under Documents and click on Tax/WS Change of Address Form.
Added Assessment Bills: Are for improvements made after October 1st of the pretax year and before September1st of the current year. These bills are due on November 1st along with the original tax bill received. Homeowners with added assessments will be paying with two (2) bills through the second quarter of the following year. You may combine figures on one check.
Senior/Disabled person discount for Water/Sewer: Contact Water/Sewer Clerk to enroll.
- Property owner must be age 65 or over, or 100% Disabled.
- Property must be owner occupied.
Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Senior Citizen Annual Property Tax Deduction: Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who have been in their home since October 1st of the pretax year, and whose income is less than $10,000/year after a permitted exclusion of one of the following: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/otherptr.shtml
- Social Security Benefits
- Federal Government Retirement/Disability Pension, State, County
- Municipal Government Pension
Veterans Deduction: Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses who have been in their home as of October 1st of the pretax year. http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/otherptr.shtml
Property Tax Relief Programs: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml
Information about the Homestead Rebate or Property Tax Reimbursement (Tax Freeze) may be found on the NJ Division of Taxation web site.
Homestead rebate link: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml
Property Tax Reimbursement Link: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/buffer.shtml