How do I pay my taxes?
Because the building is closed to the public there are two grey unmarked boxes near the east side door (at the top of the ramp) where check payments can be dropped. These boxes are secure and are emptied multiple times a day. Please do not fold envelopes before inserting.
1. Checks should be made payable to: City of Long Branch. The Block and Lot should be referenced on the check and the payment stub should be included.
2. If you would like a receipt, please enclose your entire tax bill along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
3. There is a ten (10) day grace period for quarterly tax payments. Payments must be received by the tenth (10th) day of the month in which taxes are due. Post marks are not accepted. If you are using your bank’s bill pay feature please allow 15 days as a paper check is issued and can take that long to reach our office.
To look up and/or pay your taxes online CLICK HERE (fees apply).
ESTIMATED TAX BILLS
The State of New Jersey extended the end of their fiscal year to September 30, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result the Division of Local Government Services advised municipalities to mail out estimated tax bills for the third quarter because tax rates would not be certified in time for regular billing.
The City of Long Branch mailed out 3rd quarter estimated bills at the end of June 2020, this quarter is due on August 1, 2020 with a 10 day grace period, any payment received after the 10th will be charged interest back to August 1.
Once the City of Long Branch has a certified tax rate a 2020 Final / 2021 Preliminary tax bill will be mailed out and, although the rate used for the estimated bill was as close to the actual as the parameters set by the state would allow, any further adjustments needed will show in the fourth quarter bill.
Because of the pandemic the lobby is still not open to the public at this time, payments can be mailed in or dropped off at the drop box outside the door. Payments can also be made online (fees are charged). If you have any further questions please call the Tax Collector’s office at 732-571-5657.
The Division of Tax Collection has the responsibility of the billing and tax collection of real estate taxes for the City of Long Branch. The Tax Collector’s Office will assist property owners of the City of Long Branch with the various State of New Jersey and local relief programs that are available.
Real estate taxes are due quarterly, on the first of February, May, August and November. There is a ten-day grace period where interest is not charged. If not paid by the 10th calendar day, interest reverts back to the due date. The City of Long Branch does not honor a postmark when mailing a tax payment. Please make sure that the block number and lot number of the property is on your payment for account identification. Do not use the account or bill number printed on your bill as they are not used in the current tax program.
Property assessment information is available HERE
Property tax relief HERE
New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs
The State of New Jersey provides information regarding the following programs at their website or by calling the following numbers: