Property Taxes Tax bills are prepared and mailed annually, usually in June or July. Taxes are due quarterly: August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
There is a 10 day grace period during which interest will not be charged. If the 10th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the grace period extends to the next business day.
If the preparation and mailing of tax bills is delayed, the grace period for the August payment will be extended and will be so noted on the bill and August payment stub.
Please note that tax payments must be received in the tax office prior to the expiration of the grace period, or interest must be charged, regardless of the postmark.
Interest, when charged, is calculated from the original due date.
Taxpayers 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, or the interest due on delinquency. INTEREST CANNOT BE WAIVED.
NEW HOME OWNERS Please contact the Tax Office as soon as possible regarding the property taxes. Tax bills should be given to the new owner upon settlement. The Tax Office is not notified when ownership changes.
Online Payments Effective February 2, 2015, the Borough of Ship Bottom has started accepting TAX, SEWER and WATER bill payments online by debit card, credit card and e-check.
The Borough of Ship Bottom contracted for the service with Edmunds & Associates, which provides electronic payment processing for municipalities, counties, utility authorities and school boards.
Edmunds & Associates is a company widely used by municipalities throughout the East Coast for secure online payment processing, which integrates with our existing financial accounting software.
ONLINE TAX, SEWER AND WATER PAYMENT CONVENIENCE FEES Please be advised that Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) and E-Check payments can only be made via the internet and that there are convenience fees that will be charged to the user for each transaction.
*Please note the convenience fees are retained by the service provider and are not paid to the Borough of Ship Bottom. The convenience fees are as follows: E-Check $1.05 VISA Personal Debit Card $3.95 All other Debit/Credit Cards 2.95%