133 Route 645
Sandyston, NJ 07826
Theresa A. Doyle, CTC
Tuesday 12 pm to 2 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm
First Quarter: February 1
Second Quarter: May 1
Third Quarter: August 1
Fourth Quarter: November 1
Sandyston Township offers a 10-grace period.
Tax payments received after the 10th of the month will be assessed interest calculated from the 1st of the quarter due.
A municipal drop box (green) for your convenience s located to the left of the front door of the municipal building - secured to the building.
This drop box is checked regularly during the day and envelopes are removed and distributed to the proper departments.
Tax payments placed in the drop box after 2pm will not be processed until the next business day.
The Added Assessment bill is for taxes on any new construction or improvements that have been completed which have not yet been assessed for taxation.
Additional assessments that through error, were not made at the proper time, may be placed on the tax rolls through the Omitted Assessment Laws. An Omitted Assessment can be made for the current year of discovery and one prior year.
“A structure is considered ‘completed’ when it is ready for the purpose for which it was intended. This does not mean that the structure actually must be in use; it does not have to have a certificate of occupancy; it is taxable when it is ready for use.”
If you have a mortgage company escrowing for taxes, they may or may not pay this bill for you, depending upon your particular agreement with that company. Some mortgage companies will NOT pay added assessment bills, simply because they have not escrowed enough tax money from you to pay it. You are advised to call your mortgage company to determine which of you should pay the three installments shown on the bill. The Tax Collector's office does not know which party will be responsible for this payment. A bill is mailed to both the homeowner and the mortgage company*, so that both parties are aware of the amounts due.
*Providing that the mortgage company has made us aware of their relationship with you by sending us a "tax authorization letter", which tells us to send all bills to them directly. To see if your mortgage company was notified
Added tax bills are prorated monthly, beginning from the first full month after the completion of work through December 2023.
If you disagree with the Added or Omitted Assessment that is placed on your property, you can appeal it to the Sussex County Board of Taxation prior to December 1.
Understanding the bill
Please take a moment to look over your bill. In the upper-left hand corner of the enclosed bill, you will see the heading "Building Desc.” and printed next to that heading is the abbreviated explanation of the improvement made to your property. Ex. "add'n", "siding", or "bsmt fin", etc. Below that is a section titled "ASSESSED VALUATION INFORMATION", which shows the total increase in your assessment for the next year. That is the amount that the taxes on this bill are based on - except in the case of a pro-rated amount.
The way pro-ration works: If the improvement made to your home was finished, for example, in July, the taxes due for 4th Qtr are based on 5 months (Aug-Dec), and not on the entire year. The pro-rated assessment is shown under TOTAL in the "Assessed Valuation Information" section. The # of months of proration is shown as the last line under the heading "Explanation of Taxes". You then multipy this by the applicable tax rate. If you have any questions regarding the computation of the tax billing for this assessment, please address them to the Tax Collector, Theresa Doyle at extension 202 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tax Collector has scheduled the Tax Sale for Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10:00 am. As such, electronic payments for delinquents will be turned off as of midnight on January 3, 2024, and anyone wishing to make a payment on a 2023 delinquent balance must do so before that time. After that date, we ask that you talk to the Tax Collector directly by calling 973-948-3520 x202.
There is a 2.965% fee if your payment is made using a credit or debit card and a flat fee of $1.50 for payments made using an echeck.
Wondering if you paid your taxes? Was your payment received by the Tax Collector? You can access this information 24/7 by clicking the above link.
You may also print tax information for the current year and last year at this website.
Insert your Block/Lot OR Last Name (less is more) and get up to date tax information. When using the Street Address option, either eliminate "Rd, Ln, Trl" or try to abbreviate when you can.
All Information provided is subject to verification by the Tax Collector.
Tax bills should be given to the new owner or his paying agent, upon closing.