Tax & Water/Sewer Collector
The Borough Tax & Water/Sewer Collector’s hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM until 3:30PM
Tax/Utility Collector- Brenda L. Kuhn
Tax Clerk- Elaine Tollison
Tax Clerk- Kathy Guerrero
E-Mail: Brenda.Kuhn@Barnegatlight.org, 609-494-9196
In July the tax rate is certified for the year and the tax bills are mailed out. The bill that we mailed out is for the last half of the current year (3rd & 4th quarters) and the first half of the next year (1st & 2nd quarters).
Property tax bills are due and payable on the first day of February, May, August and November. There is a 10 day grace period. Payment must be received by 3:30 pm on the 10th of the month that taxes are due. If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the grace period is extended to the next business day. If payment is received after the grace period interest accrues back to the due date of the 1st of the month. The State of New Jersey does not permit the acceptance of postmarks.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL
It is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the Tax Collector the amount of taxes due. If you have recently purchased the property or lost your tax bill please call the Tax Collector’s Office to obtain the amount of taxes due or to request a copy of your tax bill.
Payments may be made by check, cash or money orders. Tax payments can be made by mail or in person. For your convenience there is a drop box located at the rear of the building by the employee door (follow the red brick path around to the back of the building) to leave payments after hours. You may also pay your bill online. Just go to our website www.barnegatlight.org and click on the box that says: PAY YOUR TAXES & WATER SEWER PAYMENTS ONLINE
Remittances requiring a receipt must be accompanied by the entire tax bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate tax stub and mail with your check. The cancelled check will be your receipt.