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Alpha, NJ
1001 East Blvd-Alpha, NJ 08865
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Tax Collector



Carrie J. Emery
Tax Collector
Email: taxcollector@alphaboronj.org

Phone: (908) 454-0088 x120
Fax: (908) 454-0076

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2nd Saturday of every month: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Note the Tax/Utility Collector will NOT have office hours on April 2nd or April 3rd.

Property Taxes are due quarterly:

  • February 1, May 1, August 1 & November 1
  • 10 day grace period (to the 10th of the due month)
  • Interest will be charged on late payments - 8% on the first $1500 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter - 6% year end penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000 as of December 31.
  • Current taxes only may be paid at PNC Bank (Alpha branch only) and you must have the current tax bill at time of payment.
  • Ownership changes and/or assessment questions must be handled with the Tax Assessor.
  • When ownership of property changes, the tax bill is to be forwarded to the new homeowner.
  • If you do not receive a bill, please contact the Tax Collector.

Rebate Information:
Homestead Rebate: 1-888-238-1233
Online Information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

Property Tax Reimbursement: 1-800-882-6597
Online Information:www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/2009ptr_seniorfreeze.shtml
Email: nj.taxation@treas.state.nj.us

PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION INFORMATION:

Senior Citizen Deduction: $250/YEAR

  • Age 65 as of December 31 of the pre-tax year
  • Ownership as of October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Annual income of $10,000 or less - after permitted exclusions
  • Citizen and Resident of New Jersey - applicant must have resided in NJ for 1 year immediately preceding October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Must reside at the property for which the application is being made
  • Application may be obtained from the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor

Disabled Person Deduction: $250/YEAR

  • Ownership as of October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Annual income of $10,000 or less - after permitted exclusions
  • Citizen and Resident of New Jersey - applicant must have resided in NJ for 1 year immediately preceding October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Must reside at the property for which the application is being made
  • Proof of 100% permanent and total disability
  • No age requirement
  • Application may be obtained from the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor

Surviving Spouse Deduction: $250/YEAR

  • Age 55 at the time of spouse's death and as of December 31 of the pre-tax year
  • Ownership as of October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Annual income of $10,000 or less - after permitted exclusions
  • Citizen and Resident of New Jersey- applicant must have resided in NJ for 1 year immediately preceding October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Must reside in same dwelling for which deduction was originally granted
  • Not remarried
  • Application may be obtained from the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor

Veteran Deduction: $250/YEAR

  • Ownership as of October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Citizen and Resident of New Jersey
  • Have an Honorable Discharge (DD214)
  • Active wartime service in the United State Armed Forces
  • Application may be obtained by the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor

Surviving Spouse of a Veteran: $250/YEAR

  • Ownership as of October 1 of the pre-tax year
  • Resident and Citizen of New Jersey
  • Not remarried
  • Surviving spouse of Honorable Discharged from active duty wartime service veteran
  • Deceased veteran was domiciled Citizen and Resident of New Jersey at time of death
  • Application may be obtained by the Tax Collector or Tax Assessor

Please refer to the application for additional information and proper documentation.

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