What we do
The Tax Collector is charged with the responsibility for collecting all taxes and assessments both current and delinquent. By State law, the Colts Neck Tax Collector’s Office is a billing and collection agency for municipal, County and school districts (Colts Neck Township and Freehold Regional High School Districts).
For information on the duties of the Tax Collector, please click here:
Tax bills are mailed annually, usually during the first two weeks of July. If you do not receive your annual tax bill by July 31st, contact the Tax Collector’s Office. Taxpayers are urged to read all information on both sides of the tax bill. According to State law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from payment of taxes.
Taxes are due quarterly, February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. The Mayor and Township Committee have granted a ten-day grace period for payment to the 10th of the month, after which interest accrues from the first day payment is due. For example, first quarter taxes are due February 1. If payment is received after February 10, interest is calculated retroactive to February 1.
The Tax Payment Due Date for the 2022 First Quarter Property Taxes is February 1, 2022 with a 10 day grace period ending on February 10, 2022.
- In Person: Cash, checks and money order payments accepted. Office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Drop Box: A drop box is located at the entrance to Town Hall for after hours tax payments made by check or money order made payable to “Colts Neck Township”. Please include your current tax payment stub. Payment will be processed as of the next business day. If you would like a receipt, include your entire bill and a stamped, self-addressed stamped envelope. Your bill will be validated and returned via USPS mail.
- By Mail: Make check payable to “Colts Neck Township”, and mail to the Tax Collector’s Office at 124 Cedar Drive, together with the current tax payment stub. If you would like a receipt, include your entire bill and a stamped, self-addressed stamped envelope. Your bill will be validated on the date it was received by the Tax Collector’s Office and returned via USPS mail. Please keep in mind that the Tax Collector’s Office only honors the receipt date and not the post-marked date when processing tax payments.
- ACH Debit: This is a direct bill payment from your checking account (ACH debit) to the Township. This no fee payment method transfers payment on February 5, May 5, August 5, November 5, and funds must be available that date. Your banking information will be maintained on a secure server on the Colts Neck Township. To sign up for this, please click here, complete the form and return it to the Tax Collector’s Office with a voided check at least 30 days prior to next payment date.