Tax & Sewer Collections
Visit the Tax & Sewer Collections office Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm at City Hall located at 1 Municipal Plaza.
The Tax & Sewer Collections Department is responsible for billing, collection, recording and enforcement of tax and sewer revenue. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all State Statutes regarding property tax collection -- including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent payments and tax sale procedures.
Tax bills are mailed once a year (during the summer months) for the 3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and for the 1st and 2nd quarters of the following year.
Sewer bills are mailed quarterly.
Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or sewer, or the interest due on delinquent taxes. If you are having problems with receiving your bills, please notify your local post office.
Your property’s mailing address can be changed by contacting the Tax Assessor’s office.
Tax, Sewer, and PILOT Payment Statutory Due Dates
Mark your calendars:
- February 1
- May 1
- August 1
- November 1 (For late 4th quarter payments, see below for tax sale information.)
Each of these due dates has a 10-day grace period. If the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, the grace period is extended to the next business day. Any payment received after the grace period shall be charged interest from the due date. The State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks. The date the payment is received is the date the payment is credited.
Sewer bills are calculated using water usage as reported by NJ American Water and under the following schedule. The City does not conduct final readings.
|September, October, and November||January 15||February 1|
|December, January, and February||April 15||May 1|
|March, April, and May||July 15||August 1|
|June, July, and August||October 15||November 1|
It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the City is provided with the correct water billing setup including meter number and size, number of meters/units receiving service, the date service began, and any changes to the setup. Otherwise, properties are subject to back billing for charges that were omitted in error.
Payments can be made online, by mail, in-person or by drop box, see information below. Checks (payable to "City of Asbury Park"), cash or money order are accepted.
Tax sale and lien payments must be made by cash, certified check, or money order.
Cash payments should never be put in the drop box.
Important Note: On all payments, please note your Block/Lot/Qualifier, owner’s name, property location, amount and the payment quarter.
Click here to view and pay your tax, sewer or PILOT bill online
- By Mail
City of Asbury Park
Attn: Tax Collector
1 Municipal Plaza
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm at City Hall,1 Municipal Plaza
- 24-Hour Drop Box (No Cash Payments)
Located outside to the left of City Hall's Main entrance at 1 Municipal Plaza
No cash payments, under any circumstances, should be put in the drop box.
Annual Accelerated Tax Sale
All municipalities in New Jersey are required by law to hold annual sales of unpaid real estate taxes. At the tax sale, the title to the delinquent property is not sold. Rather, the delinquent charges are sold and form a lien on the property. Most tax sales occur the year after the taxes are due. In an accelerated tax sale, the sale occurs in the same year that the taxes are due. The City of Asbury Park conducts an accelerated tax sale.
As a courtesy, the Tax Collector mails delinquent “reminder” notices for the first 3 quarters of the year. Due to limited timing, delinquent notices are not mailed for accounts scheduled for tax sale as of November 10th. To avoid the tax sale process, property owners must pay all municipal charges by November 10th.
Starting November 11th, any properties with delinquencies will be included in the accelerated tax sale. The date of the accelerated tax sale will be announced and is usually in mid-December. Information regarding the tax sale will also be published in a local newspaper. Payment to avoid the tax sale must be made prior to the tax sale date and with guaranteed funds (cash, certified check, or money order).
For more general information regarding tax sales, click here.
New Jersey State Statute requires lien information to be requested in writing. To obtain a lien payoff, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.