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Tax Collector

Office of Tax Collections
301 Main Street
Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717
Office- 732-502-4510 ext 233 / Fax- 732-774-0605
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Kerry McGuigan, CTC

The State of NJ has updated their COVID-19 Information website addressing assistance with utility payments:
State of New Jersey Utility Payment Assistance 


IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 RATEPAYER RELIEF MEASURES

Certain measures are in place providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this message in its entirety. For more information, please contact Kerry McGuigan at 732-502-4510, ext. 233, or kmcguigan@avonbytheseanj.com.

SERVICE SHUTOFF MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety. This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until January 1, 2022.  The Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea does not shut water off, however overdue accounts may be subject to tax sale.

LATE PAYMENT PENALTYAND LIEN ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM

BE ADVISED that, until January 1, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or referring a delinquent water to tax sale. On or after January 1, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector.

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently developing a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will be provided once the program goes live.

OPPORTUNITY TO REPAY ARREARAGES IN INSTALLMENTS

BE ADVISED that residents experiencing economic hardship during COVID-19 and who are behind on their water and sewer payments may be eligible to enter into an agreement whereby the resident agrees to pay their arrearages in installments over a period of time. As part of the agreement, the resident must keep up to date on all current charges. For more information on repaying arrearages in installments, contact Kerry McGuigan at 732-502-4510, ext. 233, or kmcguigan@avonbytheseanj.com.

Tax Bills: Final 2021/Preliminary 2022 Tax Bills were mailed 7/26/2021.  Therefore, the grace period for your third quarter property tax payment has been extended to AUGUST 20, 2021.  However, if your payment is received after AUGUST 20, 2021, interest will be charged back to August 1st. 

Our Assessor, Tim Anfuso, has office hours on Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. His office is located at 605 Woodland Avenue (at the water plant). His telephone number is 732-502-4510, Ext. 239.

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the Borough of Avon. The tax bills are mailed in July and the first payment is due August 1.

Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The Borough does permit a 10 day grace period. The State of New Jersey does not permit postmark, taxes must be received in the office on or before the 10th, however if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment. All payments may be made by cash, check, or money order only.

Bills may be paid in full by adding the amounts on the four numbered stubs. This covers the last half of the current year and the first half of the following year.

Any open balance as of December 31st of the current year is subject to tax sale. The tax sale list will be available on this web site as well as advertised in the legal section of the Coast Star, which is a weekly paper available on Thursdays. The list may be emailed to you upon request at kmcguigan@avonbytheseanj.com.