Tax Collector

Tax Collector – Maria Schiano Branson
t – 856-456-0750 ext 104

taxcollector@brooklawn-nj.com

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Second Wednesday of every month open till 7:00 p.m.

Taxes are due and payable on the first of February, May, August and November. The Borough of Brooklawn allows a 10-day grace period. When the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday the grace period will be extended to the next business day. Interest on late payments is calculated at 8% for the first $1,500 and 18% on all amounts over $1,500. A 6% penalty is also added for all delinquent charges over $10,000. 

A lock box is located at the front of the Municipal Building and can be used to drop off payments for taxes and water/sewer. This box is checked during business days and only once daily @ 8:30 am. If dropping payment off during business hours, please make your payments directly to the tax office.

Deductions for Senior/Disabled:

  • Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowner's age 65 or older and/or disabled persons who meet certain income residency requirements is available through the Borough.

Veterans Deduction:

  • Annual deduction of $250 from property taxes for qualified veterans and unmarried surviving spouses is available through the Borough.

NJ Property Tax Relief

Homestead Rebate Program:

Property Tax Reimbursement Program:

Comparison of tax rates for the last five years:  

 

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

County Tax

.733

.744

.676

1.156

1.080

Library Tax

.046

.049

.044

.078

.078

County Open Space Tax

.019

.021

.021

.000

.039

District School Tax

.722

.814

.857

1.501

1.496

Municipal Purpose Tax

1.287

 1.229

 1.177

 1.954

1.716 

Total

2.807

2.857

2.775

4.689

4.409

 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS, VETERANS, DISABLES SURVIVING SPOUSES.

PROPERTY TAX/SEWER DEDUCTIONS ($250.00)

 

VETERAN’S DEDUCTION: $250.00 each year

You must have been in active service during specific times.

  • A copy of DD214 Papers or Honorable Discharge Papers is required
  • Proof of residency (Drivers License, etc.)
  • Obtain a form in the Tax Collector’s Office or Gloucester Co.  Office of Tax Assessment  http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/b/botcounty/concoassessor.asp
  • Must be the owner as of October 1st of the pre-tax year
  • No Age restrictions

 

SENIOR CITIZEN’S/DISABILITY/SURVIVING SPOUSE PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION:   

The Borough also offers a Water/Sewer Deduction for those eligible.

  • Apply in the Tax Office (forms are available) or  http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/b/botcounty/concoassessor.asp
  • For a $250. Senior Citizen Deduction you must meet income requirements…
  • You do not include, as income, your social security or Federal/State Pension…. Whichever is the higher figure, you DO NOT INCLUDE as income.
  • You must be the owner of property, and have lived in this residency as of October 1st of the prior year.
  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of Age
  • Age requirement for Senior Citizen is 65, as of December 31st of the prior year.
  • Age requirement for disability is different – Call the Tax Office

If you do not qualify for a SC/DIS/SP Tax Deduction, you may still be eligible for a Water/Sewer Deduction, please call the Water/Sewer Clerk at 856-456-0030, Ext. 114.

PTR FORM- THE PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT FORM (Better known as Property Tax Freeze)

 

PTR-1             For persons applying for the first time

PTR-2             Persons who have applied in previous years and became eligible. 

PTR must be filed with the State each year by June 1st.   (State occasionally extends the deadline to file to October 1st.)    If eligible, the State will freeze property taxes on your base year (year which you were eligible) and refund you the difference. 

Refunds are due in July of each year.  These forms become available from the State around the same time income tax forms.

 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml

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Welcome To The
Borough Of Brooklawn

Borough of Brooklawn
301 Christiana Street
Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030
Phone: (856) 456-0750


Borough Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
2nd Wed of Each Month Until 7pm


Mayor

Theresa Branella

Council Members

Julie McCleary
Mike Mevoli
Jerry Granstrom
Greg Gilbert
Patricia McConnell
Patrick Moses