Tax Collector

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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. 
2022 Sewer Maintenance Bills will be mailed on or about May 20, 2022.
Payments will be due by June 24, 2022 without penalties.
This bill covers property owners from 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2022.

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).

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying property taxes and any delinquent interest that accrues from late payments per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64.

Property owners be advised that if your account (tax, water, sewer or other municipal charges) becomes delinquent at the end of the year and is over $10,000 (principal and interest) the property will be charged a 6% year end penalty.