What to do if I want the Tax Collector to complete the Senior Freeze verification form
Senior Freeze is a State of New Jersey Property Tax Relief (PTR) program which reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax on their principal residence. To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year.
Under the Program, applicants are required to submit to the State proof of the amount of property taxes that were due and paid along with the application. This can be accomplished by either one of the following ways:
- The Division of Taxation will accept copies of the tax bills for the requested year(s) along with copies of cancelled checks or receipts for the taxes paid for those years.
- Alternatively, a verification form is provided with the PTR application. This form can be completed by a Certified Tax Collector.
Verification forms can either be mailed to the Tax Collector’s office (710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick NJ 08902) or left in the 24-hour drop box (located outside the Municipal Complex on the left side of the building) with a self-addressed stamped envelope. No personal identifying information other than name and address is required to be included in the submission to the Tax Office, and residents are encouraged to leave only the form, rather than the entire application booklet. While the form does ask for the applicants’ social security numbers, we neither require nor ask the resident to provide that when submitting the form to the Tax Collector’s office for completion.
This information can be filled in after the form is completed by the Tax Collector and prior to mailing to the State. The Tax Office processes the verification forms as expeditiously as possible, and they are typically mailed back within two business days. The form will be completed and returned via mail using the self-addressed stamped envelope.