ACCELERATED TAX SALE
As of the 11th day of November, 2023 unpaid taxes, interest and other Municipal charges for the current year are eligible for tax sale. Unpaid taxes, interest and other Municipal charges become a lien. The Collector shall enforce the lien through a publicly held tax sale. The tax sale will be held in the Municipal Council Chambers on December 18, 2023 at 11:00 am.
All bidders must pre-register and provide a W-9 both with original signatures to the Tax Collector’s Office. Make sure all information on the registration sheet is correct and how you would want it on the tax sale certificate.
Properties included in the tax sale will be advertised in the Jersey Journal newspaper on December 4th and December 11th, 2023. The list will also be posted on this website. If a property is included in our tax sale, a lien will be placed against it. You must contact our office for a redemption statement.
If you have a mortgage company escrowing taxes, contact them immediately regarding delinquencies.
All bidder’s must be pre-registered to enter the building. Registration must be submitted by December 15th. At this time, the Tax Sale will be held inside the Municipal Council Chambers. Every bidder attending must have a mask on.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the Town of Harrison.
How a Calendar Year Municipality Bills for Property Taxes
Property taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. The 1st and 2nd quarter (February and May) are preliminary taxes, based on one-half of the prior year’s taxes. After the tax rate is certified, the difference is billed in the 3rd and 4th quarter (August and November). If an estimated bill is due for the 3rd quarter (August), the difference is billed in the 4th quarter.
Taxes can be paid by mail or in person. Our office accepts checks, bank checks, money orders and cash. If you are mailing a check to pay your taxes, please include the stub for the quarter due. Whether paying in person or by mail and you require a receipt, please bring or enclose the entire tax bill. If paying by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope would be required to return your receipt to you. Receipts are given at the time of payment only, duplicate receipts cannot be issued. Please make checks payable to the Town of Harrison and include your block and lot number.
Tax Escrow Account
If you have an escrow account and your bank or mortgage company is responsible for the payment of your taxes, the original bill will be mailed to them and you will receive an “advice” copy for your records. The advice copy may be used to pay taxes when you no longer have a tax escrow account.
Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% on the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% on any amount of delinquency over $1,500 until such time as taxes are paid current. Payment is applied first to all delinquent interest and then to the oldest principal balance. There is a 10 day grace period, however, interest accrues from the original due date for any payments made thereafter. If the 10th day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next working day to make payment. We cannot accept postmarks. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on past due taxes.
Property Tax Relief
There are two separate property relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners.
Division of Taxation's Property Tax Relief Program
Property Tax Reimbursement Program
- For information call 1-800-882-6597
N.J. ANCHOR Tax Relief Program
- To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972
- For questions: 1-888-238-1233 (homeowners) or 1-888-213-8623 (tenants)
Forms to apply for a Senior Citizen and/or Veteran deduction can be obtained from the Tax Collector’s office.
NJ Division of Taxation - ANCHOR Program
Change of Mailing Address
This request must be made in writing and signed by the property owner, along with the block and lot numbers and sent to:
318 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029