The primary function of the Office of the Tax Collector is the preparation of tax bills on an annual basis for property owners and the collection of such, and sewer utility bills. The Tax Office collects all tax money owed by Union property owners for municipal, county and school taxes.
Failure to Receive Bill By Mail
Please take notice that according to New Jersey Law, failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse you from paying taxes on time or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
Due Dates & Times
Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. The Township does permit a 10 day grace period. The State of New Jersey does not permit postmarks as proof of payment. All payments must physically be in the Tax Office when we close at 4:30 in order to be credited that day.
As a convenience, we have installed a drop box located in the front door of the Municipal Building for Township payments. In order for payments to be credited the same day, they must be in the drop box before 4:30 PM of that business day. Also, for your convenience, the Tax Office is open most Wednesdays until 7. All payments may be made by cash, check or money order, unless otherwise notified.
Property taxes are calculated based on the assessed value of the property, multiplied by the tax rate. The assessed value is determined by the Tax Assessor. The tax rate is set and certified by the Union County Board of Taxation.
As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection, including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments, reporting and tax sale procedures. The Tax Collector has no statutory authority to reduce a tax or waive interest charges.