The Randolph Township Department of Finance’s tax collection division is responsible for the receipt and collection of all local taxes, both current and delinquent. The following information has been put together by Randolph’s tax collector to address the most frequently asked questions about taxes.
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- When are real estate taxes due?
- Real estate taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
- Is there a grace period?
- The township allows for a ten-day grace period for receipt of the taxes. Any property tax payment received after the tenth calendar day is considered late, and interest will be charged back to the first day due. Payment is date of receipt, not postmarked date. Delinquent interest rate is 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on amounts above.
- Where do I pay my taxes?
- The tax collection division is located in the township municipal building and is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additionally, the office has extended hours on the first Thursday of every month and remains open until 8:00 p.m. For your convenience, there is also a drop-off box located by the front door of the municipal building. All transactions deposited in the box will be posted the next day.
- Can I pay my property taxes online?
- Yes! The Township of Randolph is pleased to offer you the opportunity to pay your property taxes online, 24/7, from the convenience of your home or office. The secure online tax payment services are provided at no additional cost to residents.
- Can I pay my property taxes automatically from a bank account?
- Yes! The Township of Randolph’s automatic payment program enables property owners to have their tax payment directly withdrawn from a checking or savings account every quarter. To enroll in the automatic payment program, download and complete the Automatic Tax Payment Agreement and return it to the tax collector's office via mail or in person.
- Where do my tax dollars go?
- The property tax is divided among the County of Morris, the Randolph Board of Education and the township. The chart below illustrates the percentage that each of the jurisdictions receives in 2015 from the average taxpayer in the township.
2015 Tax Dollar Apportionment School 69.19% Municipal 15.29% County 10.38% Reserve-Uncollected Taxes 2.92% Library 1.38% Open Space/Recreation 0.84%
- Are there any property tax relief programs available?
- There are two separate property relief programs which are handled at the state level—the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze programs. For more information, visit the New Jersey Taxation website or use the following numbers to contact the programs directly:
- Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement): 1.800.882.6597
- Homestead Benefit Program: 1.888.238.1233
- Forms to apply for a veteran or senior citizen deduction can be obtained from the tax collector’s office.