Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Every 1st and 3rd Monday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (856) 478-6454
Fax: (856) 478-2498
Michelle Allen, C.T.C.
Municipal Tax Collector
Maria Berkett, C.T.C.
Deputy Tax Clerk
Tax Payments Due (with a 10-day grace period):
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1
Sewer Payments Due (with a 30-day grace period):
February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the Township of Harrison. Harrison Township is a Calendar Year Municipality; our budget year runs from January 1st through December 31st. In New Jersey, the local municipality is the conduit for billing and collecting taxes due for the general County tax, County Library tax, County Open Space tax, the Local District School tax, and the Regional School tax, as well as the Local Purpose tax. Only the Local Municipal Purpose tax is kept by Harrison Township for operational expenses.
The State of New Jersey law requires the local municipality to pay 100% of the taxes due to the County and Schools quarterly. The municipality absorbs any shortfall in the amount of taxes not collected because of delinquent properties.
Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Township does permit a 10 day grace period. The State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmark, therefore all payments must be received in the office on or before the 10th. The only exception would be if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the taxpayer would then have until the next business day to make payment. All payments must be made by cash, check, or money order.
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 and tax sale procedures.
The Township of Harrison has adopted by Resolution an Interest rate of 8% for the 1st $1500.00 of delinquency and 18% for any delinquency over $1500.00 as allowed per State Statute N.J.S.A. 54:4-67. As well as a 6% year-end penalty on any balance owing as of December 31, in excess of $10,000.00
Any open balance as of December 31st of the current year is subject to tax sale.