Alexis Coan, CTC
Telephone: (609) 967-4045
Telephone: (609) 967-4045
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM
Borough of Avalon Direct Debit Tax and or Water and Sewer
The Borough of Avalon is now offering Direct Debit applications for Tax and Water & Sewer payments. This is not a mandatory application. If you would like your bills to be Direct Debited, please fill out the form and return it to the Tax Office. You will still receive a Tax bill as well as Water & Sewer bills. In order to be approved, your Tax and/or Water & Sewer account must have a zero balance. If you are approved for Direct Debit, you will receive an email from the Tax Office prior to the first Direct Debit. After this initial email, you will not receive emails every quarter. Your bank account will automatically be Debited the amount of your bill when it is due. You can stop the Direct Debit anytime by contacting the Tax Office in writing. If you have any questions, please contact the Tax Office directly at 609-967-4045.
click here for Borough of Avalon Direct Debit Tax and or Water and Sewer Authorization
How Your Tax Is Determined
Your total Real Estate Tax includes your school tax, county tax, library tax, open space tax and your local purpose tax. Each taxing authority has their own tax rate. These tax rates are added together for a total tax rate each year. If you have any questions regarding any of these other tax rates you should contact that department and not the Borough Tax Office. The total tax rate is multiplied by your total assessment. This will give you the total Real Estate Taxes that you will be responsible for paying each year. How does Avalon/New Jersey calculate my property taxes?
The New Jersey League of Municipalities, for which Avalon is a member, has prepared this easy, user-friendly guide to navigate through your tax bill and tax regulations in New Jersey. You may view this guide here: A Property Owner’s Guide to New Jersey Property Tax Calculations and Regulations
Due Dates: Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. There is a ten (10) day grace period.
Interest: Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% on the first $1,500.00 of delinquency and 18% on any amount of delinquency over $1,500.00
To receive a receipt for a payment please include the entire bill along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. No receipt will be sent unless a self-addressed stamped envelope is included.
If you have a mortgage company escrowing for taxes and they do not receive a copy of the tax bill from the Tax Office it is your responsibility to see that they get a copy.
Change of Mailing Address:
Please submit all changes of mailing address to the Tax Assessor on this form, thank you! Avalon Tax Collector Change of Address Form
As stated on your Tax Bill, If you are not sending an invoice with your payment, Tax payments must include complete Block/Lot/Qualification numbers or the payment will be returned. “Account Numbers” are not valid identifying numbers. If you have the “Account Numbers” set up in your online bill pay, please make the necessary adjustments. This is the only way to ensure payments are properly posted to the correct account.
Note to New Owners
Tax bills are to be given to new owners upon sale of the property. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying property taxes and interest will be applied to all late payments. Please contact the Tax Office if you need a copy of your tax bill.