Hope Ingram-Lewis, Tax Collector
Phone: (732) 446-8359
Fax: (732) 446-7998
Taxes can now be paid on-line via credit/debit card or e-check. Payments can be made without a tax bill at the municipal building.
The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for collecting Real Estate taxes for all properties in Manalapan Township. Taxes are due on the first of February, May, August and November. There is a 10 day grace period after which interest is applied, calculated at 8% on the first $1,500 past due and 18% for any amount over $1,500. (per NJSA 54:4-67). Properties with delinquent municipal charges (taxes, sewer and interest) totaling $10,000.00 or more at calendar year end are subject to an additional 6% year end penalty.
The tax rate is determined by the budgets of the Township, County, Elementary School, High School and Fire Companies. Manalapan has two Fire Districts serving the community therefore there are two different tax rates.
The table below reflects the tax rates per $100 of assessed value.
|Regional Elementary School||.945||.925||.912||.902||.889||.758||.776||.748||1.675||1.592||1.660|
|Regional High School||.436||.425||.420||.421||.432||.364||.360||.363||.825||.812||.798|
|Municipal Open Space||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020||.020|
|County Open Space||.016||.016||.016||.017||.018||.015||.015||.015||.032||.034||.035|
|Total General Tax Rate||2.080||2.031||2.06||1.987||1.986||1.701||1.699||1.645||3.607||3.528||3.597|
|Fire District 1||.040||.039||.035||.037||.034||.029||.030||.035||.085||.084||.075|
|Fire District 2||.050||.047||.047||.047||.047||.041||.039||.038||.087||.094||.102|
TAX BILLS are mailed once a year in July. If you sell your property, please give the tax bill to the new owner. New bills are not mailed when there is a change in ownership. If you are responsible to pay your own taxes and do not have the tax bill, please contact our office. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt the taxpayer from paying taxes or interest that may be due, NJSA 54:4-64. Please read the front and back of your tax bill for pertinent tax information.
TAX PAYMENTS may be paid by mail or in person. If you require a receipt when paying in person, you must present the entire tax bill with your check. If you require a receipt by mail, send the entire tax bill with a self addressed, stamped envelope. Payments must be received in our office on or before the 10th of February, May, August and November. Postmarks are not accepted. Please note the tax collector is not responsible for delayed or lost mail.
ONLINE BILL PAYMENTS - Online bill payments are not electronic transfers. The processing center utilized by your bank will send your payments to our office by regular mail. Since some processing centers are located outside the State of New Jersey, please allow ample time for mailing.
PLEASE NOTE: THE TAX COLLECTOR’S DUTY IS TO COLLECT ALL TAXES DUE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE STATUTES. SHE HAS NO STATUTORY AUTHORITY TO REDUCE A TAX OR WAIVE INTEREST CHARGES.
CHECK LIST: There are often times when the tax collector must return checks that are written incorrectly. These errors cause delays and necessitate interest being charged on late payments. Please double check the following when filling out your check:
- Check is made payable to Manalapan Township
- Check has the current date; post dated checks cannot be accepted
- Check is signed
- The numeric amount matches the written amount
DEDUCTIONS: Veteran and Senior Citizen Deduction applications are available on request. You must complete and submit the application, together with any proof required, for approval of eligibility.
The Tax Collector's Office maintains office hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NEW EXTENDED HOURS - extended hours are now available on the first Thursday evening of February, May, August and November, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to accommodate taxpayers who wish to pay their taxes in person and are unable to do so during regular working hours.
NEW DROP BOX HOURS - The tax payment drop box is now available between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The drop box will no longer be available on Saturdays.
Please make note of the changes.