Contact By Phone
973-948-3520 x 202 Sandyston Township
When paying your taxes, please remember to:
Put your Block and Lot on the Check
Include all tax stubs you are paying
Include a self-addressed envelope for any information you require returned
Payments may be dropped off:
During office hours at Sandyston Township
After office hours payments may be deposited in the drop box located to the left of the front doors of the Sandyston Township Municipal Building (check or money order only)
Please make checks and/or money order payable to Sandyston Township (postdated checks are prohibited)
If you must make your tax payment in cash you must see Jessica directly during her normal business hours payment. Exact change required for cash payments.
Sandyston property owners may now check the status of their tax payments online. Tax information may be accessed using Block, Lot or Street Address. If taxes are delinquent, the website automatically calculates interest for 7 days and you may print a coupon for ease in mailing payment. Visit this website at the link below:
Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four (4) quarterly payments.
Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
If you pay your taxes through your mortgage company, the statement will say "This is not a bill, for advice only". If you receive an " advise only" statement, but do not have a mortgage company, please use this statement to pay your taxes and notify the tax collector.
When selling your property, this bill must be handed over to the new owner at the time of closing
Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying your taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
Sandyston Township does permit a 10 day grace period.
All taxes not paid by November 11 are subject to tax sale.
Tax Relief Programs
Senior Citizen's/Disabled Annual Property Tax Deduction: An annual $250 deduction for those 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled or qualifies as a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person with incomes less than $10,000 per year, excluding Social Security payments and other permitted exclusions. Applications must own and reside in the home on which the deduction is claimed.
Veterans, who were honorably discharged and actively served during the following wars may apply for a deduction: Joint Guard Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joint Endeavor Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Restore Hope Mission-Somalia, Operation "Desert Shield/Desert Storm", Panama Peaekeeping Mission, Lebanon Keacekeeping Mission, Grenada Peacekeeping Mission, Vietnam Conflict, Korean Conflict, World War I and World War II. Dates of induction/service apply.
Tuesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm
Sandyston Township Tax Collector
Jessica Caruso, CTC
Property Tax Reimbursement: A program only for those 65 or older or those receiving federal disability benefits. They must have paid property taxes on their principal residence directly or through mobile home park fees. Applicants must be NJ residents for at least 10 years and must have lived in the residence on which the reimbursement is claimed for at least 3 years. There are income limitations. Applicants must meet all requirements for the base and reimbursement years. The reimbursementis equal to the difference between the taxes paid in the reimbursment year and the base year. This program is administered by the NJ Division of Taxation. Filing deadline is generally June 1; however, the deadline has been extended from June 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015. Please call 1-800-882-6597 for information or to request form PTR-1.
Veteran's Deduction: An annual deduction of $250 from property taxes is available to qualified veterans or unremarried widows of veterans. Claimant must be a New Jersey citizen prior to October 1st of pretax year.
Tax Collection Procedure