As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the State of New Jersey has moved its fiscal year to September 30 and will not be able to certify municipal budgets in time for an actual 3rd quarter tax rate. As a result of the change, the City of Vineland will be issuing estimated 3rd quarter tax bills for tax payments due August 1st.
Please remember that in order to avoid interest charges, all payments must be received on or before August 10, 2020. Any payments received after this date will be charged interest from the original due date of August 1st. Per state law, postmarks are not accepted. Any adjustments resulting from successful tax appeals will be included on the 4th quarter tax bill.
For the public’s convenience, we have also added two additional drop box locations at City Hall for property tax and Municipal Utility payments which are collected daily. The first is located on Wood Street next to the Fed Ex drop box across from the City Hall steps, and the second is near the corner of 7th and Plum Streets. A third drop slot for after-hours payments also remains available between the two drive-thru cashier windows located off of 7th Street.
The Tax Collector is responsible for billing and collecting property taxes on real estate located in the City of Vineland. Your tax bill includes revenues collected by the city on behalf of the municipality, county, and school district. The billing and collection of real estate property taxes is governed by state law and applies to every municipality in the State of New Jersey. Click here to find out how your tax is determined and other Frequently Asked Questions.
Tax bills are mailed once a year, usually in mid to late July. Payments are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. The state does allow a 10 day grace period (N.J.S.A. 54:4-66). However, the state does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks.
Additionally, per state statue, once a tax payment is considered delinquent, interest must be charged. No one has the authority to waive delinquent interest. Interest will be charged at the rate of 8% on the first $1,500 of delinquency, and 18% on any amount of delinquency over $1,500 (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67). Additionally, a 6% year-end penalty will be charged on any balance outstanding as of December 31 in excess of $10,000.
Should you receive a delinquent notice and you previously paid by check, please call your bank to make sure the check has been cashed. If it has, and the bank can issue a copy of the front and back of the check, the information on the front and back of the check will be used to determine where the payment was applied.
If you call the bank and the check was not cashed, we may not have received your payment, or the payment was recently applied. Please call our office at 856-794-4050 for an update on the status. Make sure to have your property information available when you call.
If you have a mortgage company escrowing your taxes and they do not receive a copy of the municipal tax bill, it is your responsibility to see that they get a copy.
Please note tax bills are to be given to new owners upon the 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.
Please submit all change of mailing address requests on the appropriate form to the Tax Assessor’s office. Do not make changes to your bill. Click here for change of mailing address form.
A $5.00 fee will be charged for all duplicate bill requests.
Homeowners can visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation Property Tax Relief Programs page for information on Homestead Benefits and more. Applications for senior citizen, surviving spouse, and permanently disabled veteran tax reduction programs are available from the office of the Tax Collector or the Tax Assessor. You can also visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation Local Property Tax Forms page where you will find forms for a variety of different property tax related needs.
The Vineland Tax Collector’s office currently offers a variety of ways to pay your taxes including the following:
In Person Using One Of Three Options:
- Walk-ins are always welcome in our Central Collection Area on the Ground Floor of the City Hall Building from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
- Drive-thru payment windows are located off of the Seventh Street side of City Hall, which is open during normal business hours.
- A 24-hour drop box is located between the drive–thru windows, which are located off the Seventh Street side of City Hall. Please be advised that any payments received during normal business hours will be considered as received that business day. Any payments received after hours will be credited to the next business day, and interest may apply.
By Mail, Send Your Payment To:
City of Vineland Tax Collector
640 E. Wood Street
P.O. Box 1508
Vineland, NJ 08362-1508
To receive a receipt for 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.
Please be advised that credit card and e-check payments can only be made online, and there are convenience fees charged for each transaction. These convenience fees are retained by the service provider, and are not paid to, or shared with, the City of Vineland. Fees for each form of payment are as follows:
- e-check – $1.05 per transaction.
- Credit Cards and Debit Cards – 2.95% of the transaction amount.
Personal Online Bill Payments: Please allow 14 days for the payment to reach our office for processing.
Please be advised that municipal and third party tax liens and properties in bankruptcy cannot be paid online. All payments must be made through the tax office with certified funds, such as certified check, money order, or cash.
Direct Debt From Your Checking Account
Paying taxes by auto debit is a convenient, secure, and free service to taxpayers. Click here for Preauthorized Payment Plan Conditions.
To register for auto debit, you will need to fill out the Preauthorized Payment Plan Form. Once completed, please return this form with a voided check to the Tax Collector’s office by mail or in person. Forms must be received at least 15 days prior to the quarterly due date to be included in auto debit. If submitting the form, and your payment is due in less than 15 days, please provide payment with your form, and auto debit will commence on the next scheduled quarter.
When registering for auto debit for the first time, or for any subsequent changes or cancellations, we will provide you with a confirmation in writing that we have received and processed your request, as well as indicate which tax quarter the request will take effect.
If you do not receive this notice within 15 days of submitting your request, you must contact our office to verify your information was received and your confirmation is on its way. The City of Vineland is not responsible for mail lost in transit to or from the city, or for mailing delays.
After the initial registration process, you will receive an email reminder one week prior to the auto debit. All you will need to do is make sure the funds are available in your account and make proper entries in your checking account register.
Should the funds not be available at the time your payment is processed, a $20 NSF fee will be added to your tax account, and a request for payment of certified funds will be mailed to you, as we will not issue a second attempt to secure the funds.
The City of Vineland is not responsible for any overdraft fees or other charges imposed by the banking institution as a result of this service. The taxpayer will be responsible for all fees in connection with the transaction or cancellation thereof in connection with this agreement.
All appeals for regular billing must be filled by April 1 of the current year, and appeals for Added and Omitted Assessment must be filed by December 1 of the current year. Forms may be obtained as follows:
- Call the County Tax Administrator at (856) 455-7425.
- Mail the Cumberland County Board of Taxation at 220 N. Laurel Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.
- Visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation Local Property Tax Forms page where you will find forms for a variety of different property tax related needs.