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Tax Collector

The Office of the Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of all tax payments within the Borough of Wildwood Crest. The Office of the Tax Collector is also where all sewer utility payments are made. Property owners can obtain their PTR-1 booklet and application from this office beginning in March each year for new applicants.

Dog and cat licenses can also be obtained from and paid for in the Tax Collector's office. They are renewable in January of each year. Seasonal parking permits can also be purchased at the Tax Collector's office beginning April 1 of each year.

For information about State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation’s website at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury
/taxation/relief.shtml
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TAX AND SEWER OFFICE INFORMATION

  • Tax bills contain four (4) stubs and are mailed during the month of July.
  • Sewer bills contain four (4) stubs and are mailed during the month of March.
  • If you are a property owner and you haven’t received a tax and/or sewer bill it is your responsibility to contact our office and request a bill.  

NOTE TO NEW OWNERS 

Tax bills are to be given to new owners from previous owners upon sale of a property. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying property taxes and interest will be applied to all late payments. Please contact the Tax Office if you need a copy of your tax bill.

PAYMENT DUE DATES

TAX   SEWER  

August 1
November 1
February 1
May 1

3rd Quarter
4th Quarter
1st Quarter
2nd Quarter
April 1
June 1
September 1
December 1
1st Quarter
2nd Quarter
3rd Quarter
4th Quarter

INTEREST CHARGES

  • We have a ten (10) day grace period on both tax and sewer payments.  Keep in mind any payments received after the ten (10) day grace period will accrue interest back to the original due date. 
  • Payments received after the due date will accrue interest at the rate of 8% for the first $1,500 and 18% for the remaining balance over $1,500.
  • Any tax and/or sewer balances of $10,000 or more which are still outstanding on December 31 each year will receive an additional 6% year-end penalty.

TAX AND SEWER PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • When mailing tax and sewer payments, please indicate Tax/Sewer Department on the outside of the envelope. 
  • Please be sure to include the appropriate tax and/or sewer stub with your payment.
  • Your check is your receipt.  If you require a receipt or would like your bill receipted, please include your entire bill along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  
  • If making a payment through an online banking service, it is imperative you identify your tax payments with your block and lot number and a qualification code, if applicable, and sewer payments with your account number. This will enable the borough to correctly post your payment.  Please allow enough time for your bank to send us the check. It can take as long as ten (10) days for us to receive an online payment.
  • Post-dated checks are not accepted under any circumstances! All post-dated checks will be returned.  

REPORTING WATER LEAKS  

  • Your sewer bill is based on your water consumption from the previous year.  If you find a leak, immediately contact a registered New Jersey plumber and obtain affidavits from Wildwood Water Utility, 3416 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey 08260. Their phone number is 609-846-0600. 
  • In order for Wildwood Water to make an adjustment due to a water leak, it is a requirement for both you and the plumber to complete the necessary affidavits and return them to Wildwood Water. 
  • In order for the borough to make an adjustment to your sewer bill we also need copies of the affidavits submitted to Wildwood Water.
  • Once Wildwood Water makes an adjustment to your water bill they will provide the borough with a copy of the adjustment. The borough will then adjust your sewer bill accordingly.
  • If you have any questions regarding water meter readings for the previous year, please contact Wildwood Water Utility at 609-846-0600. They will be able to provide you with your water readings and if necessary verify their correctness. If Wildwood Water corrects a water meter reading they will provide us with their documentation and the borough in turn will correct your sewer bill accordingly.  

TAX SALE INFORMATION

All properties having outstanding tax and/or sewer balances in the prior year are subject to tax sale.  The tax sale process begins approximately five (5) weeks before the sale and includes publication of the properties to be sold in the local newspaper. Once this process has begun additional costs accrue and are added to the outstanding balance.  In order to have the property removed from the tax sale list after the tax sale process has begun, all payments must be made by cash, money order or certified check only.  No personal checks will be accepted after the tax sale process has been initiated.  Once the tax sale is completed a lien is placed against the property and additional costs will accrue.  Lien redemption will include additional redemption fees and can only be redeemed with payments made by cash, money order or certified check.  No personal checks will be accepted for a lien redemption.  In order to prevent your property from going through the very expensive tax sale process, it is important for you to keep your tax and sewer accounts current.

TAX COLLECTOR QUICK LINKS
Join Tax Bill Notification List (Coming Soon)
Tax & Sewer Account Inquiry & Online Payment
Change of Address Form

Location
6101 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Wildwood Crest New Jersey Phone
(609) 522-5176
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