Tax Collector
Kathy Olsen, Tax Collector

908- 735-2275
Joy L. Wilson, Deputy Tax Collector
E-Mail: kolsen@clintonnj.gov


A division of the Finance Department, the Tax Collector bills and collects all property taxes to support the municipal, local school, regional high school, County, County Library and County Open Space Budgets. The individual taxes are based on the assessment for each property as established by the Tax Assessor as of October 1st of the pretax year. The Tax Collector is responsible for enforcement procedures, up to and including the sale of a lien against the properties to which taxes are delinquent. Records are maintained in the Tax Office for these lien holders and lien redemptions are processed through the Tax Collector's Office. The Tax collector verifies delinquent tax balances (tax searches) for credit checks and works with the real estate title companies involved in that process.

The tax office is located on the first floor at 47 Leigh Street, Clinton. Hours are from
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday.  If you wish your payment to be receipted when paying by mail, forward entire bill along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Post-dated checks are NOT accepted.

Make Checks Payable to: Town of Clinton Tax Collector

Mail To: Town of Clinton Tax Office
43 Leigh Street , PO BOX 5194
Clinton , NJ 08809

Taxes are Due:

 

February 1st

(1st Quarter)

May 1st

(2nd Quarter)

August 1st

(3rd Quarter)

November 1st

(4th Quarter)

Grace Period: 10 days (including the 10th day of the due month)

Penalty Assessment: 8% on the first $1500.00 of delinquency, and 18% thereafter. An additional year-end penalty is imposed on delinquencies that are $10,000 and over.

Tax Rate:
per $100.00 of assessment

Year

$3.078
2014
$2.966
2013
$2.543
2012
$2.461 
2011

$2.453

2010

$2.390

2009

$2.326

2008

$2.290

2007

$2.300

2006

Deductions: Contact the Tax Office to find out more information on the qualifications for the below deductions.
•  Veteran and Surviving Spouse of Veteran Deductions $250
•  Senior Citizen, Surviving Spouse or Disabled Person $250

Billing: Taxes are billed once a year after all budgets are approved, generally the end of June. Added assessment bills are sent in October. Added assessment bills are for improvements made after October 1 of the pretax year and before September 30 of the current year.

New Property Owners: If you are not given a tax bill at the time of closing, please call the Tax Office for information.

 Inquiries Referral Information:


Type of Tax

Refer To:

Contact Number

County Tax

Board of Freeholders

908-788-1102

School Tax

District Board
Regional Board

908-735-4460
908-735-5191

Municipal Tax

Town Council

908-735-8616

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