The Randolph Township Department of Finance is overseen by the chief financial officer (CFO) and provides for the coordination of all the township's fiscal operations. It controls budgetary expenditures, administers the township's debt and cash management programs, prepares year-end financial statements, and makes recommendations to the township manager and township council with regard to financial policy.
The township's excellent financial management practices and fiscal responsibility are reflected in its "AAA" bond rating from Standard and Poor's and "Aaa" bond rating from Moody's.
Within the finance department are the following divisions: assessments, tax collection, treasurer, and water and sewer.
Division of Assessments
Headed by a certified tax assessor, this division is responsible for the valuation of all real property in the township for taxation purposes and maintaining assessment records for each property. It is this valuation that is the index upon which all tax revenue, state aid, and equalized expenses are derived. For more information regarding property assessments and/or appeals in Morris County, please visit the Morris County Board of Taxation website.
Division of Tax Collection & Treasurer
This division works closely with the tax assessor and is headed by a certified tax collector who prepares tax bills, maintains an accounting of all tax collections, and enforces the collection of delinquent taxes through foreclosure of municipal tax liens and municipal tax sales.
The township's tax collector and assessor have put together an information page to address the most frequently asked questions about property taxes in the township.
Division of Water and Sewer
Note: Relief measures are available for residential water/sewer ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information.
The tax collector oversees all financial activities associated with the township's water and sewer enterprises. It is responsible for preparing and processing quarterly service charges and maintaining records of water consumption and sewage system usage. The division presently manages approximately 5,600 water accounts and over 3,800 sewer accounts.
The NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has implemented a Winter Termination Program to prevent service discontinuation for eligible residential customers receiving residential water and/or sewer from November 15th through March 15th. For more information contact Kelly Jacobus, Revenue Clerk via email or call 973-989-7063.
The state Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) can help you pay arrears for your water and sewer bills. The program may also be able to help address tax liens due to water and sewer arrears.