Tax Collector's Office
Notice of Sale
NOTICE OF LIEN SALE OF PROPERTY FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES, ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL CHARGES.
Notice is hereby given that I, Rachel A. Warrington, Collector of the taxing district of the Township of Medford, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, will on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 9:00 am on-line expose for lien sale and sell several tracts of land on which taxes, water/sewer utility and/or other municipal charges for the 2022 (and prior) tax year remain unpaid and subject to “installments not due yet”.
Bidders should submit their bids no later than the date and time of the sale set forth in this notice @ https://medford.newjerseytaxsale.com.
Said properties will be sold subject to redemption at the lowest rate of interest but not to exceed 18% per annum. The payment for liens purchased shall be made through the online auction site via wire transfer.
Industrial properties may be subject to the Spill Compensation and Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq.), the Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.), and the Industrial Site Recovery Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq.). In addition, the Municipality is precluded from issuing a Tax Sale Certificate to any prospective purchaser who is or may be in any way connected to the prior owner or operator of the site.
In the event that the owner of the property is on Active Duty within the Military Service, the Tax Collector should be notified immediately.
The said land(s) and the names of the persons who have been assessed as owners of said land(s) and the total amount due and owing on said land(s) are as follows:
Payments prior to the Tax Sale must be made by Guaranteed Funds and will be accepted until 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
Final 2023/Preliminary 2024 tax bills were mailed on Friday, August 11th and the grace period has been extended to Friday, September 8th. Payments received after September 8th will be deemed delinquent with interest reverting back to the statutory due date of August 1st.
The Tax Sale process will begin Wednesday, September 6th, at which time Certified Funds will be required for payment of 2022 and prior year taxes, utilities and other municipal charges. The Tax Sale will be held via online auction on Wednesday, October 25th; the last day to pay prior to the sale will be Tuesday, October 24th BY 3:00pm.
TAX PAYMENTS DUE
Property taxes are billed based on a calendar year January 1st to December 31st.
There is a 10 day grace period each quarter for receipt of payments. If a payment is received on the 11th day or later (in-person), interest is calculated back to the 1st. If the 10th day falls on a weekend or a legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make your payment. **Please note that the Tax Office cannot accept postmarks or post dated checks. All post-dated checks received will be returned to the paying party.**
Please allow at least seven (7) days for mailed payments to reach us. Our mailing address is Tax Office, Medford Town Hall, 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432.
**Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.**
The Office is open daily to accept property tax payments and water & sewer utility payments. Please note we cannot accept credit or debit payments in person at the Tax Office
If payments are made after hours, there is a secure drop box located on an island in the parking lot nearest the front of the Town Hall building (49 Union Street). Check or money order payments can be placed in this drop box. (NO CASH!) **Should you require a receipt you must include a self-addressed/stamped envelope.**
Medford Township is pleased to offer the convenience of Direct Debit of both your TAX and UTILITY (water/sewer) payments from your personal checking or savings account to Medford Township's account. Complete and return an AUTOMATED CLEARING HOUSE (ACH) Authorization Agreement (***see the Additional Links sidebar) with a VOIDED CHECK from your account. There is NO additional charge/fee for this service. Please note that separate authorization agreements must be completed for tax and for water/sewer utility and in order to opt in your accounts must be current. Upon completion, monies will be directly withdrawn on their due date until our office is officially notified (letter or email) to discontinue this service. **If you take advantage of the ACH SERVICE, please remember that if you sell your home you must notify our office in writing to remove the bank account information provided.**
Payments may also be made by utilizing the online payment system (WIPP) through our website by clicking HERE. Credit card and debit payments can be accepted on this secure on-line portal. A small convenience fee ($1.95 if paying by e-check/2.95% of the total payment if made by credit or debit card) is assessed for on-line payments.
Payments can also be made via your online banking system.
***PLEASE NOTE: payments made via personal online banking can take 10-14 days to reach us, as we are mailed physical checks from your banking institution. Please insure that your bank has updated with our new mailing address of 49 Union Street.
E-Bills For Water/Sewer
E-Bills for Water and/or Sewer are available! If interested please EMAIL us. Please include your utility account number, property location address and the e-mail address you would like the e-bills sent to. Both owners and tenants may sign up. Remember if you receive an e-bill you will not receive a printed hard copy in the mail.
**All e-bills will be sent quarterly, approximately 30 days before the due date.**
April 2023: New State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (Lihwap)
The State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help you pay arrears for your water and sewer bills. The program may also be able to help address tax liens due to water and sewer arrears. To get more information and apply go to waterassistance.nj.gov or call NJ211.
Winter Termination Program
The Department of Community Affairs in the State of NJ has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation and provide aide for eligible residential customers. All residential customers in arrears can find more information on assistance including eligibility requirements at DCAID are you Eligible or NJ211.
Service cannot be disconnected during the period of November 15th through March 15th for customers who demonstrate at the time of intended termination that they are:
Recipients of LIHEAP, or certified as eligible therefore pursuant to standards set by the New Jersey Division of Human Services;
Per the DCA: “If a customer receives electric, water or wastewater related financial assistance, the customer shall forward all benefits to their appropriate electric, water, or wastewater vendor. During the protection period, an electric, water, or wastewater vendor shall not request a security deposit or an addition to an existing security deposit from a customer who is eligible for and seeks the protection of the Winter Termination Program.”
Further information about the Winter Termination Program can be found at: Winter Termination Program
Winter Termination Program Self-Certification Form: Winter Termination Program Self-Certification
Other Important Tax Information
***If Your Mailing Address has changed please send our office an EMAIL as we require these updates in writing***
Tax or Water & Sewer Reminders
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder that your tax bill or water & sewer bill is due, please e-mail Jennifer at [email protected]. Approximately 20 days before the payment is due, you will receive an e-mail reminder from us.
New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs
New Jersey residents having trouble paying their water or sewer bills are encouraged to apply for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Households must have total gross monthly incomes at or below 60% of the State median monthly income of $6,662 (based on a family of four) to qualify for assistance. Applicants' names must match the names on their water or sewer bills. For more info & to apply, click HERE.
Senior Freeze Tax Program (State Of NJ)
Please visit Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) for more information.
Who is eligible: Homeowners, including owners of mobile homes located in mobile home parks, age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey either directly or through mobile home park site fees. Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least the past 10 years, and lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last 3 years, and must meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both base year and reimbursement year.
What is the benefit: Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid for the base year and the amount paid or the reimbursement year.
How to File: Form PTR-1 for residents who did not receive a prior year’s reimbursement or Form PTR-2 for residents who did receive a prior year’s reimbursement.
When to File: The tax year 2022 deadline for filing is October 31, 2023.
The State Homestead Rebate Information Has Been Replaced With The Anchor Program
(*Closed as of February 28, 2023 for CY 2019 rebates)
Property Tax Reimbursement Program:
Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
Annual Deduction for Veterans:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
New Jersey Income Tax Exemption For Veterans
Beginning with the 2017 tax year, NJ veterans who were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances may claim a $3,000 state income deduction that will reduce their NJ income tax.
The following link will take you to the state website and provide full information, including how you can register for it now which will speed up your state return when you file. Income Tax Exemption for Veterans
Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans:
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners. Unmarried surviving spouses/surviving civil union partners/surviving domestic partners of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.
Rachel Warrington, CTC
Brittany Green (P/T)
Phone: (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 953-4087
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.