Departments

Tax Collector

 Hope Ingram-Lewis, Tax Collector
Phone: (732) 446-8359
Fax: (732) 446-7998
Email: taxcollector@twp.manalapan.nj.us


The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for collecting Real Estate taxes for all properties in Manalapan Township. Taxes are due on the first of February, May, August and November. There is a 10 day grace period after which interest is applied, calculated at 8% on the first $1,500 past due and 18% for any amount over $1,500. (per NJSA 54:4-67). Properties with delinquent municipal charges (taxes, sewer and interest) totaling $10,000.00 or more at calendar year end are subject to an additional 6% year end penalty.


2015 Tax Bill Letter

The Tax Collector's Office maintains office hours - Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

NEW EXTENDED HOURS -  extended hours are now available on the first Thursday evening of February, May, August and November, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate taxpayers who wish to pay their taxes in person and are unable to do so during regular working hours.

NEW DROP BOX HOURS - The tax payment drop box is now available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for one week prior to each quarter’s due date through the end of the grace period. 

The drop box will no longer be available on Saturdays.


Taxes can now be paid on-line via credit/debit card or e-check. Payments can be made without a tax bill at the municipal building.

Click here for current tax balance information or to make a payment on-line.

 

Tax Rates

The tax rate is determined by the budgets of the Township, County, Elementary School, High School and Fire Companies. Manalapan has two Fire Districts serving the community therefore there are two different tax rates.

The table below reflects the tax rates per $100 of assessed value.

Taxing Authority

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

County Tax

.279

.292

.282

.282

.279

County Library

.018

.019

.018

.017

.016

Regional Elementary School

.932

.945

.925

.912

.902

Regional High School

.42

.436

.425

.420

.421

Municipal Tax

.341

.352

.345

.339

.332

Municipal Open Space

.020

.020

.020

.020

.020

County Open Space

.015

.016

.016

.016

.017

Total General Tax Rate

2.025

2.080

2.031

2.006

1.987

Fire District 1

.039

.040

.039

.035

.037

Fire District 2

.051

.050

.047

.047

.047

 

TAX BILLS – Tax bills are mailed once a year in July.  New tax bills are not mailed when there is a change in ownership.  If you sell your property, make a copy of the bill for your records and give the original bill to the new owner at closing.  If you are a new owner and did not receive the bill at closing, please contact our office or click the link at the top of this page to view and/or pay property taxes online.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the taxpayer from paying taxes or interest that may be due.  Please read the front and back of your tax bill for important tax information.

TAX PAYMENTS - Tax payments may be made by mail, online or in person.  If you require a receipt when paying in person, you must present the entire tax bill with your check.  If you require a receipt by mail, send the entire tax bill with a self addressed, stamped envelope. 

Payments must be received in our office on or before the tenth of February, May, August and November.  If the tenth falls on a holiday or weekend, the grace period will be extended to the next business day.  Payments received after 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the grace period will accrue interest charges calculated from the statutory due date.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Please note the Tax Collector is not responsible for delayed or lost mail.  

ONLINE BILL PAYMENTS - Online bill payments are not electronic transfers.  The processing center utilized by your bank will send your payments to our office by regular mail. Since some processing centers are located outside the State of New Jersey, please allow ample time for mailing.

PLEASE NOTE: THE TAX COLLECTOR’S DUTY IS TO COLLECT ALL TAXES DUE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE STATUTES. SHE HAS NO STATUTORY AUTHORITY TO REDUCE A TAX OR WAIVE INTEREST CHARGES.

CHECK LIST: There are often times when the tax collector must return checks that are written incorrectly. These errors cause delays and necessitate interest being charged on late payments. Please double check the following when filling out your check:

  • Check is made payable to Manalapan Township
  • Check has the current date; post dated checks cannot be accepted
  • Check is signed
  • The numeric amount matches the written amount

DEDUCTIONS: Veteran and Senior Citizen Deduction applications are available on request. You must complete and submit the application, together with any proof required, for approval of eligibility. For eligibility requirements and claim forms regarding property tax relief programs for veterans, senior citizens and disabled persons, CLICK HERE.