PLEASE READ BEFORE PAYING YOUR TAXES AND/OR SEWER BILL!
If you pay your taxes online using an E-check you will receive a credit for the processing fee on your next sewer or tax bill. This does not apply to anyone paying with a credit or debit card!
Sewer bills have been sent out. The April 14th deadline has been extended to June 1st.
We are encouraging our residents to avoid using cash. Please take advantage of our Tax Drop Off Box, located on the Town Hall front door (facing Morris Ave) which is open 24/7.
We are also encouraging our seniors to mail in their PTR forms to the Tax Office which will be completed and mailed back. Solely mail in the form that the Tax Office needs to complete!
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. 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.
For property tax relief program information, click here.