Finance

General Information
Location: Borough Hall

625 Station Avenue,
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Part-Time Tax Collector: Andrea Penny
Deputy Tax Collector: Cathy Lacey
Chief Financial Officer: Christie Ehret

Finance Phone: 856-547-7164, x25
Accounts Payable: 856-547-7164, x26
Payroll: 856-547-7164, x26
Tax Collector: 856-547-7164, x30

The office is closed for the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
General Election
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving & Friday after

Christmas

Breakdown of where your tax dollars go – The Borough of Haddon Heights collects taxes for the County Government and the local school. The following is a breakdown of the total tax rate.

 

2012
Type of Tax Amount to be Raised Rate Percentage
County Tax $5,647,373.31 .688 25.55%
County Open Space $160,121.99 .020 .73%
District School Tax $11,361,265.00 1.384 51.93%
Local Municipal Tax $4,937,388.57 .6 22.33%
$22,106,148.97 2.692 100%

 

TAX COLLECTOR
The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of property taxes, local improvement assessments, tax searches and other municipal charges including water & sewer utility payments.


When is my tax bill mailed?

When are taxes due?

How is interest calculated on my tax bill?
What is a tax sale?
How do I pay off a tax lien?
I’ve changed my mailing address, what should I do?
My mortgage company is no longer paying my taxes, what should I do?

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all of the financial records of the Borough. The CFO assists in the development of the annual budget, invests idle funds and handles the borrowing of short and long term funds for capital improvements.


When is the annual budget adopted?

When are invoices paid by the Borough?


Does the Borough receive and audit of its financial transactions?

Budget Archives

 

Municipal Audit Reports


Tax Collector FAQs

When is my tax bill mailed? Tax bills are mailed out ONCE a year in July. Duplicate copies can be obtained from the tax office. If you sell your home, bring your tax bill to the closing. It is important to give it to the new owner so they have the tax information to continue paying the tax bill. The State of New Jersey has determined it is the homeowner’s responsibility to pay the property taxes in a timely fashion and the absence of a tax bill does not prevent interest accrual.

When are taxes due? Taxes are payable quarterly on the first day of February, May, August, and November. There is a 10-day grace period. After the grace period, taxes are delinquent and subject to interest back to the first day of the quarter. If the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday they are due the next business day. Postmarks are not indicative of a receipt.
If you would like an email reminder of when taxes are due, send an email to Patricia A. Cooper and put “Email Reminder List” in the subject line.

How is interest calculated on my tax bill? Any taxes remaining unpaid after the 10-day grace period are subject to interest back to the first day of each quarter. The interest rate charged is 8% on the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% on any amount over $1,500 of delinquent tax. The rate of 18% remains until there is no delinquent tax even if the amount falls below $1,500.

What is a tax sale? A tax sale is a sale of unpaid prior year balances including taxes, water/sewer & CCMUA charges. This sale puts a lien against your property which would need to be redeemed upon sale of property if not sooner. Lien holders have the right to foreclose if the lien had not been paid off after 2 years.

How do I pay off a tax lien? By contacting the Tax Office to find out the redemption figure. Payment must be made in full.

I’ve changed my mailing address, what should I do? Notify the tax office right away so that all future mailings may be properly delivered. Notification must be in writing with signature of homeowner. Failure to properly deliver a tax bill or delinquent notice does not relieve the property owner from interest payments. Unpaid balances will continue to accrue interest until full balance is paid.

My mortgage company is no longer paying my taxes, what should I do? The Tax Collector’s Office keeps track of who is responsible for paying the taxes on each property. If there is any change in your agreement with your mortgage company which results in a change to who makes the payments the tax office should be notified right away. If you have a bank or mortgage company escrowing your taxes, they will receive the original tax bill and you will receive a copy. If you change from your mortgage company paying your taxes to doing it yourself, then you may use the advice copy stubs that were mailed to you in the summertime.


Chief Financial Officer FAQs

When is the annual budget adopted? The annual budget shall be adopted no later than March 20 of the calendar fiscal year by resolution adopted by a majority of the full membership of the governing body.

When are invoices paid by the Borough of Haddon Heights? Invoices are approved to be paid at the regular Commissioner’s meetings which are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Does the Borough of Haddon Heights receive an audit of its financial transactions? New Jersey statutes require that the Borough of Haddon Heights issue annually a report on its financial position and activity. This report is audited by an independent Registered Municipal Accountant.