The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, and recording of all municipal taxes levied upon the properties in West Amwell Township. The office is also responsible for mailing property tax bills, maintaining tax records, and conducting annual tax sales.
The Tax Assessor is responsible for assessing and appraising uniformly all real estate properties within our township for the purposes of taxation of all taxable properties. The Assessor’s mandate is to ensure that all property owners pay their fair share of the tax obligations that support the budgets of our regional school district, the county, the state, and our own municipality.
Tax payers are urged to read all of the information contained on the front and back of their tax bills. Please note that according to New Jersey State Law failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from payment of taxes.
Tax Bills are due every year in the following months, February, May, August, and November. The Township does permit a 10-day grace period however, payments not received in the Tax Collectors Office within the grace period will be charged interest back to the 1st.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
Property Tax Relief Programs
NJ has several property tax releif programs available for seniors, veterans and disabled home owners.
West Amwell Township holds a standard tax sale based on a calendar year. Investors wishing to attend the tax sale must provide a W-9, Federal ID # (if using a company name) or Social Security # (if filing as an individual). Bidders will also be asked to complete a Tax Sale Bidder Information Sheet. At the time of sale the collector will only accept CERTIFIED FUNDS (certified check or cash). There will be no exceptions. Funds must be paid at the end of the sale.
Information regarding the annual tax sale can be found in NJSA 54:5-19 etc.
"New Jersey's Farmland Assessment Act, administered by the New Jersey Department of Treasury, provides for lower assessment based on productivity of farmland if it meets specific eligibility criteria. To qualify for the tax assessment reduction, a landowner must have no less than five acres of farmland actively devoted to an agricultural or horticultural use for the two years immediately preceding the tax year being applied for and meet specific minimum gross income requirements based on the productivity of the land." - NJ Dept of Agriculture