Finance, Tax and Sewer

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TAX BILLS WERE MAILED THE WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 2020.
THE GRACE PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2020.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX OFFICE AT 908-234-2250 x103.


Finance Office

The Finance office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and located in the Municipal Building at 1 School Street. 

Tax Collector's Office

The Tax Collector’s office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and located with the Finance Office.

Taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. There is a ten-day grace period. Payments received after the grace period will be charged interest from the due date. Postmarks are not accepted.

Tax Bills are usually mailed the end of June or the beginning of July. They include the final two quarters of the year and the first two quarters of the following year.

Added Assessment tax bills usually go out in October and are due on the 1st of November. You should have received a letter from the Tax Assessor explaining the assessment. Most major improvements to your property are subject to Added or Added/Omitted Assessments. Please make sure that you have all building permits closed out as soon as your project has been completed.

If you have recently purchased a home in Peapack & Gladstone Borough and you do not have the tax bill, please contact our office to obtain a copy.

When it comes time to file your income taxes please make sure that you have copies of your cancelled checks for quarterly payments as reference when completing your income taxes. No Accountant inquiries for paid amounts will be honored. This is for your protection as well as our own.

Senior Citizen programs

Several programs are available to Senior Citizens to reduce property taxes. If you are a qualified senior, over the age of 65 and earning less than $10,000 per year not including Social Security, you can receive $250.00 off of your property taxes by completing a Request for Senior Citizen Deduction form. Please stop by the tax office pick up an application form or call us and we will mail one to you.

The Property Tax Reimbursement forms, or Senior Tax Freeze, are usually mailed out at the beginning of March. This is the blue booklet labeled PTR-1 or PTR-2. The Tax Collector will be available most days until 4:30pm to help you complete these forms. For additional information on this program and other tax relief programs offered by the State of New Jersey, please call the State of New Jersey, Division of Taxation at 1-800-882-6597 or go to their web site at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml.

The Homestead Rebate has seen many changes in the last couple of years. One of the major changes is that you no longer receive your refund in the form of a check. The Homestead Rebate is now applied to your property taxes. If you qualified, your tax bill will be adjusted accordingly. You should also receive notification from the state as to the amount of this credit. To file applications online, go to www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml. Any Homestead Rebate questions should be directed to the State at 1-888-238-1233 or you can email questions to nj.homesteadbenefit@treas.state.nj.us.

Sewer

The Sewer collection office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and is located in the new DPW office (the former Construction office). Residential sewer payments are due on the 1st of April, July, October and December. There is a ten-day grace period. Payments received after the grace period will be charged interest from the due date. These bills are calculated on water consumption for the fourth quarter of the previous year, which is approximately the beginning of October through the beginning of January. Consume water wisely!


There is a Senior Citizen deduction on the sewer charges for those residents that are over the age of 65 years and own the property. This deduction is 10% of the base charge per year.

If you have recently purchased a home in Peapack & Gladstone Borough and you do not have the sewer bill, please contact our office to obtain a copy. The phone number is 908-234-2250 ext.151.

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Contact Information 

Borough of Peapack & Gladstone
1 School Street, PO Box 218,
Peapack, NJ 07977

Finance Director, Qualified Purchasing Agent
Michael Pitts, QPA
mpitts@peapackgladstone.org

Chief Financial Officer, Tax Collector
Dale Melville, CMFO, CTC
dmelville@peapackgladstone.org
Phone: (908) 234-2250 ext. 102

Sewer Collector
Holly Dominguez, CTC
hdominguez@peapackgladstone.org
Phone: (908) 234-2250 ext.151

Finance Administrative Assistant
Ellen Hays
ehays@peapackgladstone.org
Phone: (908) 234-2250 ext. 103