Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

(908) 766-2510

1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Tax Collector

Location

Administration Building
1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ

Hours

8:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday

Staff

Tax Collector

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and reporting of taxes for all non-exempt Township properties. Additionally, we bill, collect and report sewer user fees for all properties within the Bernards Township Sewerage Authority area.

Property taxes are based on the assessor's valuation of real property and levied for the calendar year. The taxes for the Township, local school district, county purposes and both local and county open space are combined into one levy that is apportioned on the tax bill by rate and amount for taxpayer information only. Taxes levied for purposes of the local school district cover the current calendar year.

The Tax Collector collected 99.57% of the total tax levy in 2019. The Tax Collection division services 10,662 tax accounts and 7,264 sewer accounts as of 1-1-20.

    Bernards Township's tax rate for 2020 is as follows:
  • County Tax $ .330
  • County Open Space .032
  • District School 1.389
  • Municipal Tax .308
  • Municipal Library .035
  • Total rate 2020 $2.094

Final tax bills for 2020 (due November 1) will be mailed in September. The third quarter estimated bill that was mailed on June 15, 2020 is the bill to be used when paying the August 1 bill.

Please contact our office for information concerning veteran deductions and senior/disabled deductions.

When are taxes and sewer bills due?

Taxes are due on the first of February, May, August and November of each year.

There is a ten calendar day grace period for each, with all payments due in our office no later than the 10th of the month they are due.

Sewer bills are billed in mid-December due January 1 and mid June, due July 1.

Sewer user fees have a 30 day grace and must be received in our office no later than the 30th calendar day in the month they are due.

Bernards Township does not accept postmark for tax and sewer payments.