The Finance Office processes all financial transactions; accounts payable, payroll, revenue, investments, and debt issuance. Outside contractors that support the Finance Office include the independent auditor, bond counsel, and banking services.
Responsibilities of the Township’s Finance Office, in addition to processing financial transactions, include monitoring compliance with the many state and federal laws and regulations governing municipal finance, providing guidance to other Township Offices on complying with said laws and regulations, internal and external financial reporting, financial planning and other technical assistance to the Mayor and Business Administrator in preparing the annual Township Budget, monitoring spending against the adopted Township Budget.
A division of the Finance Office, the Tax Collector bills and collects all property taxes.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the enforcement procedures for unpaid municipal charges which includes holding an annual tax sale for unpaid municipal charges. All unpaid municipal charges are subject to Tax Sale on May 11th.
Other responsibilities of the Tax Collector’s office include maintaining records for municipal and third party liens, tax sale records, ledger for assessment of local improvements and reconciliation of all receipts. The Tax Collector reports all cash and non-cash transactions on a regular basis to the Finance Officer, Township Administrator and Governing Body.learn more
A division of the Finance Department, the Tax Assessor establishes values for all real property within the Township. It is this valuation that is the basis for the Township’s property tax levy. Assessments are based on the market value of each property.
Taxpayers can appeal their property’s assessment with the Middlesex County Tax Board, on or before April 1, of each year. Outside contractors that support the Tax Assessor include an appraisal firm, a tax attorney, and a computer software company.
Responsibilities of the Tax Assessor, in addition to establishing property values, include maintaining municipal tax records, including: property ownership and addresses, values, building and lot dimensions, and tax maps. The Tax Assessor determines eligibility for all qualified farmland, tax exemptions, and deductions. Tax deductions available include: Senior Citizen, Disability, and the Surviving Spouse of a recipient of a deduction, Veteran, and Surviving Spouse of a Veteran. Please contact the Assessment Office to obtain applications for any of these programs.learn more