Tax Collection

Attention Lincoln Park Residents: The Grace Period for 2018 3rd Quarter Taxes is thru August 27, 2018.  The tax bills are expected to go out in the mail the week of July 30, 2018.

Tax Account Information
Now you can access your tax, water and sewer information and pay online (additional fees apply). View tax or utility account information.

Functions of the Tax Collector

  • Receive and collect all current and delinquent real and personal property taxes and charges, receive penalties and interest pursuant to law and account for all collections in such form and manner and at such time as may be prescribed by the Treasurer
  • Make or cause to be made and certify searches for taxes and other liens on real property in the borough as may be authorized by law and charge and collect for the use of the borough the fee required for any such search pursuant to law
  • Perform the functions of a Collector of Taxes under general law, including, without limitations thereto, the preparation and mailing of tax bills and the maintenance of tax accounting records in such manner as may be prescribed or approved by the Treasurer; and assist the Division of Assessments in the preparation of the annual tax list and duplicate
  • Deposit daily to the credit of the Borough all money received in 1 or more depositories selected by the council, maintain full and complete records and accounts of all sums collected and received according to such procedure and systems as may be prescribed or approved by the Treasurer and make such monthly reports and accounting of the funds of the borough collected, received and deposited as may be required, which reports and accounts shall be filed as a public record and accounts shall be filed as a public record with the Borough Clerk
  • Compute and record sewer charges, if any, as required by ordinance
  • Maintain books and records to record all charges, payments, credits and delinquencies in sewer and miscellaneous accounts

Please note the following:

If you are missing a tax bill, or we do not have your current address, please contact the Tax Collector's office. FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST DUE ON THE TAX. New Jersey General Statutes do not grant Tax Collectors the authority to waive interest.

New Property Owners

As a new property owner of Lincoln Park, it is your responsibility to be sure you know your property tax obligation. It may take about 3-5 months before the County records your deed and notifies the tax office of ownership change. Therefore, please call the Tax Office between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to provide new ownership information and your mailing address. A copy of the current tax bill will be mailed to a new homeowner upon request.

NEW OPTION TO MAKE TAX PAYMENTS

The Borough of Lincoln, Tax Collector’s Office offers an ACH bank draft program (direct withdrawal) to our taxpayers. This service assures your payment will be received in a timely manner as well as providing a safe and secure way to pay your taxes and utility bill without the worry of mail delivery or coming in to pay in person.

We do not draft from savings or equity accounts. You may enroll or cancel at any time, provided a completed authorization form is received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled draft dates.
If you would like to enroll in this program, please complete the entire authorization form (“Direct Withdraw Form”). Be sure to attach a voided check and mail it to the address on the form. Incomplete applications will delay enrollment.

Quarterly property tax payments as billed will be debited from your CHECKING account on the payment due dates of February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. 

Quarterly utility payments as billed (water bill amount varies based on your properties water consumption) will be debit from your CHECKING account on the payment due dates depending on your cycle as follows:

Cycle 1: February 10, May 10, August 10 and November 10.

Cycle 2: December 10, March 10, June 10 and September 10.

Cycle 3: January 10, April 10, July 10 and October 10. 

We do not draft from savings or equity accounts. You may enroll or cancel at any time, provided a completed authorization form is received at least two weeks prior to the scheduled draft dates.

If you would like to enroll in this program, please complete the entire authorization form (“Direct Withdraw Form”). Be sure to attach a voided check and mail it to the address on the form. Incomplete applications will delay enrollment.