Tax Collector

Responsibilities


The Tax Collector's Office in Rockaway Township is a division of the Finance Department and is charged with the:
  • Billing
  • Collection
  • Reporting and enforcement of taxes
  • Sewer maintenance fees
  • Special assessments
Taxes are billed annually in July, based on a calendar year and due quarterly. The tax bill includes 4 coupons, indicating the amount due and the due date for each quarter. All quarters have a 10-day grace period with the exception of the 3rd quarter (August) which is due 25 days from the date the bills are mailed. Tax Bill Information (PDF)

Sewer Maintenance


Sewer maintenance are billed annually, based on a calendar year. The billing is for properties that are connected to Rockaway Township Sewer Lines. 

2016 Sewer Maintenance Bills were mailed on May 23, 2016.
    
Payments are due by June 27, 2016 without penalties.
 
               
             2016 Sewer Maintenance Rate Increase 

The residential rate has increased from $249 to $269 to complete an infiltration and inflow survey, improve system pump controls, and provide sewer operating fund balance. This is the smallest increase since 2007. An aging system demands capital investments to prevent extreme rate increases due to system failures. Please keep in mind with this $20 rate increase, the Township still has one of the lowest sewer rates in Morris County. 


Sewer Assessments


Sewer assessments for Sewer/Water are also billed annually, according to due date which is established by an Ordinance.

Property Tax Relief


For information regarding the State of New Jersey's Property Tax Reimbursement (Property Freeze) program or Homestead Rebate program offered to qualified homeowners please view Property Tax Relief (PDF).