(732) 657-8121, x3700
Tax Collector – Andrea Gaskill, CTC
Deputy Tax Collector – Cynthia Walulak, CTC
Main Office – Town Hall, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759-3898
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Collection and billing of all property tax and utility payments. Maintenance of individual property tax and utility accounts. Apply and remove any property tax deductions upon determination of allowance or disallowance.
Property Tax Information
Property taxes are due four times per year. The due dates are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. There is a grace period of 10 calendar days.
Tax bills are mailed once annually in July.
If you do not receive your tax bill contact this office to obtain a copy. *
*A copy fee of $ .07 per copy may be charged.
General Billing Information
Utility charges are billed four times annually. The billing and due dates are one in the same with a grace period of 30 calendar days. The periods that the billing dates cover for fixed charges only for the Eastern Service Area are as follows:
|Billing Date||Period Covered|
|January 15th||January, February and March|
|April 15th||April, May and June|
|July 1st||July, August and September|
|October 15th||October, November and December|
The periods that the billing dates cover for fixed charges only for the Western Service Area are as follows:
|Billing Date||Period Covered|
|February 24th||January, February and March|
|May 24th||April, May and June|
|August 24th||July, August and September|
|November 24th||October, November and December|
If you have not received a bill for utility charges due, please contact this office to obtain a copy. *
Utility charges are ultimately the liability of the property owner.
*A copy fee of $ .05 per copy may be charged.
The following information is for average residential usage. For more detailed and varied rate information please contact the Department of Utilities.
Fixed Customer Service Charge – Eastern Service Area $11.60 per 90-day cycle. Western Service Area $25.57 per 90-day cycle.
Usage Charge – Eastern Service Area $2.10 per 1,000 gallons used. Western Service Area $2.74 per 1,000 gallons used.
Usage is determined by quarterly meter reading. The dates of the meter reading and the consumption for the 90 billing cycle are included on the bill.
Fixed Customer Service Charge – Eastern Service Area $82.00 per 90-day cycle. Western Service Area $51.08 per 90-day cycle.
Property Tax Deductions
Senior Citizen Deduction
Applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deduction of $250.00 may be obtained from the Tax Assessor’s Office.
To qualify for the deduction the applicant must be 65 years of age as of December 31st of the prior year. The applicant must be a New Jersey resident and residing at the property as of October 1st. The total income of the applicant, excluding social security, must not exceed $10,000.00.
On or before March 1st of the year immediately following the tax year for which the deduction was claimed or received a claimant must file a Post-Tax Year Income Statement with this office. The Post Year Tax Statement certifies that the income for the year did not exceed the allowable amount. For further complete eligibility requirements, please thoroughly review the application.
If the deduction is granted in the current year, a credit will be applied against the November payment due.
Applications for the Veteran Property Tax Deduction of $250.00 may be obtained from the Tax Assessor’s Office.
To qualify for the deduction the applicant must be a New Jersey resident and property owner as of October 1st of the preceding year. The applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service during one of the following periods:
|Operation Northern/Southern Watch||August 27, 1992-March 17, 2003|
|Operation Iraqi Freedom||March 19, 2003-Ongoing|
|Operation Enduring Freedom||September 11, 2001-Ongoing|
|“Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard”-Bosnia & Herzegovina||November 20, 1995-June 20, 1998|
|“Restore Hope” Mission-Somalia||December 5, 1992-March 31, 1994|
|Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Mission||August 2, 1990-February 28, 1991|
|Panama Peacekeeping Mission||December 20, 1989-January 31, 1990|
|Grenada Peacekeeping Mission||October 23, 1983-November 21, 1983|
|Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission||September 26, 1982-December 1, 1987|
|Vietnam Conflict||December 31, 1960-May 7, 1975|
|Lebanon Crisis of 1958||July 1, 1958-November 1, 1958|
|Korean Conflict||June 23, 1950-January 31, 1955|
|World War II||September 16, 1940-December 31, 1946|
|World War I||April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918|
The surviving spouse of a veteran or serviceperson who died during war time active duty is entitled to the deduction if they were a resident and property owner of New Jersey as of October 1st of the preceding year. The veteran or serviceperson must have been a resident of New Jersey at the time of death.
For complete eligibility requirements, please carefully review the application.
If the deduction is granted for the current year, a credit will be applied to the November payment due.