Working under the statutes of the State of New Jersey and the ordinances of the Township of Hopewell, it is the duty of this office to bill, collect, enforce and provide reports on the taxes levied by the Township, School Board, County and Fire Districts. It is our mission to fulfill the duties of this office to the best of our abilities, to educate the residents on the tax collection process, and to assist the Seniors of our Township in the application and completion of state-mandated forms for tax reduction programs. As part of this mission, the Collector's intent is that every payment received will be posted to the respective property on the day it is received.
The Office of the Collector is also responsible for the billing and collection of utility charges. These charges are billed quarterly, as directed by the Township Ordinances. If prior year’s utility charges remain unpaid by December 31st, they are subject to the same tax sale law as for taxes.
Property taxes and sewer payments may be made on-line. Water customers cannot utilize this feature.
Drop BoxPayments may also be placed in the drop box, located by the door near the flag pole. Any payment placed in the drop box will be considered as received the next business day.
NJSA 40A:5-15 requires that all funds received by the Tax Office be deposited within 48 hours. Post dated checks will be returned to the maker.
- When are taxes due?
- Is there a grace period?
- When will I receive a new tax bill?
- How are taxes computed?
- How can I make payment?
- What is the interest rate on late payments?
- I don’t have a tax bill, why am I charged interest?
- My taxes are too high, what can I do?
- What programs are available to reduce taxes?
- I need to change my address or mortgage information, what should I do?
- What is a tax sale? Can I buy property at the tax sale?
- How do I pay off a lien?