Property Tax Payment Information
Automatic Withdrawals to be charged on August 29, 2011
Hamilton residents who pay their property taxes through the Township’s Automatic Withdrawal Payment Plan (through a Checking or Savings Account) will have their accounts charged on August 29, 2011.
As a reminder, Hamilton residents and property owners have until the end of the Township business day on August 29th for their property tax bill payment to reach the Tax Collector’s office, before incurring late penalties.
Additionally, although residents have until the end of the Township’s business day on August 29th for their payments to reach Hamilton’s Tax Collection office without a late penalty, State of New Jersey law requires any payment made after that date to be subject to late interest penalties assessed back to August 1st.
Property tax bills pay for government services for many government entities that are completely separate from the Hamilton Township municipal government. These separate government entities include the Hamilton Public School District, Mercer County government, and residents’ local Fire District. In addition to the Township portion of the bill, approximately 1.43% of residents’ tax bills fund the Hamilton’s Public Library (the amount is determined by the State of New Jersey and for the first time, will be listed as a separate line item of residents’ tax bills because of a new State Law), while the remaining 73.5% of residents’ property tax bills go directly to the Hamilton School District, Mercer County government, the County’s Open Space Fund and Hamilton’s Independent Fire Districts, all of which set their own tax rates.
Township officials also remind residents that online payment options exist to make the payment process easier and more convenient. These options include:
ü Paying Tax and Sewer Bills via Credit Card (note – there is a 2.9% service charge)
ü Paying Tax and Sewer Bills via ACH Debit or Online Checking Account with NO Service Charge
Residents can access Hamilton’s online payment features by visiting the Township’s website (www.HamiltonNJ.com) and clicking on the “Pay Taxes Online” icon on the right-side of the homepage.