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WATER & SEWER BILLING

Water Rates for residential units are $80 per quarter for the first 10,000 gallons with an additional charge for usage over 10,000 gallons. Water is due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

Residential Sewer rates are $120 per quarter per unit.
Sewer is due March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1

Periods Covered For Water & Sewer

  • 1st/Quarter – From – January 1 to March 31st
  • 2nd/Quarter – From – April 1 to June 30th
  • 3rd/Quarter – From – July 1st to September 30th
  • 4th/Quarter – From – October 1st to December 31st

You may be qualified for a Senior Citizen Deduction. To Check click a link below:

If you qualify, call the Borough Offices.

Are you entitled to a Veteran Deduction on your property taxes?

VETERAN’S DEDUCTION

In 2010 $250.00 Veteran Deduction on Property Tax

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. Must be the owner as of October 1st of the pre-tax year. No Age restrictions.

SENIOR CITIZEN’S/DISABILITY/SURVIVING SPOUSE DEDUCTION

Certain Criteria must be met.

  • Apply in the Tax Office (forms are available).
  • 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 (deed, etc.)
  • Proof of Age (License, etc.)
  • Age requirement for Senior Citizen is 65.
  • Age requirement for disability is different – apply in tax office.

REMINDER: The Property Tax Reimbursement Form (PTR-1 For persons applying for the first time & PTR-2 , if you applied in previous years and became eligible.) must be filed with the State each year by March 15 or if extended by the State, May 1st. When you become 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 do.

Also available are PAAD applications for Senior’s and a listing of services for Senior Citizens. Call your Tax Collector or stop in.

From the Tax Collector

  • Pick up a PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION CLAIM BY VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON (Form V.S.S. rev. July 2000)
  • Fill in your name & S.S. #
  • Property Location
  • Year of Deduction
  • Under VETERAN/SURVIVING SPOUSE OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON answer a. b. or c.
  • A. (-) Honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces. Attach copy of DD214.
  • B. (-) Surviving spouse of honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces; and I have not remarried. Attach copy DD214 if not previously provided.
  • C. (-) Surviving spouse of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty in the United States Armed Forces; and I have not remarried. Attach copy of Military Notification of Death.

ACTIVE WARTIME SERVICE PERIOD

(Must check applicable service period(s).

  • December 20, 1996 – Ongoing
  • November 20, 1995 – December 20, 1996
  • December 5, 1992 – March 31, 1994
  • August 2, 1990 – Ongoing
  • December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
  • September 26, 1982 – December 1, 1987
  • October 23, 1983 – November 21, 1983
  • December 31, 1960 – May 7, 1975
  • June 23, 1950 – January 31, 1955
  • September 16, 1940 – December 31, 1946
  • April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

The Claimant, must own, wholly or in part, the property listed as October 1, of the pretax year. (Example: If deduction is claimed for 2001, ownership must be met as of pretax year October 1, 2000.

Citizenship & Residency

The veteran must be a citizen and legal resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year OR The claimant-surviving spouse must be a legal resident of NJ as of October 1 of the pretax year and the deceased veteran or service person spouse was a citizen and resident of NJ at death.

Must check that you are not receiving a Veteran’s Property Tax Deduction on any other property for the same tax year except as indicated here.

Signature Required.

Pick up a CLAIM FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION on Dwelling House of Qualified New Jersey Resident SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED PERSON, OR SURVIVING SPOUSE. ($250.00) Tax Deduction, if granted.

You must be a citizen & Resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year.

You must own and dwell in the residence as of October 1 of the pretax year.

You must meet the income limit. (During the tax year for which the deduction is claimed, you must reasonably anticipate that your annual income (and that of your spouse combined) will not exceed $10,000 AFTER a permitted EXCLUSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS or FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RETIREMENT/DISABILITY PENSION, or STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT AND THEIR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND AGENCIES RETIREMENT/DISABILITY PENSION.

Date of Birth & Marital Status

SENIOR OR DISABLED CITIZEN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE
A. I WAS AGE 65 OR MORE YEARS AS OF December 31, of the year prior to tax year for which deduction is claimed.

B. I was permanently and totally disabled and unable to be gainfully employed as of December 31 of the year prior to the tax year. Attach Physician’s or Social Security Disability or New Jersey Commission for Blind Certificate.
C. I was a surviving spouse as of October 1 of the year prior to the tax year and I have not remarried. I was age 55 or more as of December 31 of the year prior to the tax year and at time of my spouse’s death. My deceased spouse at his/her death was receiving a senior citizen’s property tax deduction or a permanently and totally disabled person’s property tax deduction.

Must certify that you are not receiving a senior or disabled citizen or surviving spouse property tax deduction on another dwelling for the same tax year.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no longer any local Tax Assessors in Gloucester County. All Tax Assessor functions are the resposibility of the Gloucester County Tax Assessor’s Office.

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