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: Eric Fitzgerald
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
4th of July
Thanksgiving & Friday after
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.
|Type of Tax||Amount to be Raised||Rate||Percentage|
|County Open Space||$159,617.20||.020||.67%|
|District School Tax||$11,994,444.00||1.465||50.03%|
|Local Municipal Tax||$5,570,436.08||.679||23.19%|
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.
- 2015 Official Budget
- 2014 Official Budget
- 2013 Official Budget
- 2012 Official Budget
- 2011 Official Budget
- 2010 Official Budget
- 2009 Official Budget
- 2008 Official Budget
- 2007 Official Budget
- 2006 Official Budget
- 2005 Official Budget
- 2004 Official Budget
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.
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.
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.
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.