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Tax Collector

Tax Collector / Tax Search Officer
The Tax Collector's office is responsible for the billing and collection of all funds raised by taxation or assessed to property owners for county, school and municipal purposes; enforces timely payments by taxpayers, delivers delinquency notices, and calculates interest on delinquencies. Additionally, the Tax Collector is a Tax Search Officer and all request for municipal lien searches are conducted by the Tax Collector's office. 
Theresa Schlosser
(973) 293-7027 ext. 18
Jacki Shackleton
(973) 293-7027 ext. 18
(OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00AM to 4:00PM)

Tax Due Dates
There is a 10 day grace period from each of the below dates after which interest is charged at the rates of 8% for balances of less than $1,500 and 18% for balances in excess of $1,500, charged from the original due date. 
  • August 1
  • November 1
  • February 1
  • May 1
Methods of Payments
If taxes are delinquent, please call tax collection office for interest amount due.
  • In Person
    • Cash is accepted. Please bring your bill with you so this it can be receipted
    • Checks are accepted. All checks should be payable to "Township of Montague" and include your block and lot number. Please bring your bill with you so it can be properly receipted.
    • Credit Cards are NOT accepted at this time. 
  • "After Hour Payments" - Drop Box
    • For your convenience, a drop box is located outside the Municipal Buildings rear entrance. No cash should be put into the drop box.
  • By Mail
    • Payments by mail should only be by check. Checks are payable to "Township of Montague". Please include your block and lot numbers on your check memo. If a receipts is needed, please send your entire bill along with a self addressed, stamped envelope. If a receipt is not needed, just send  the proper quarterly stub and your payment. The date of receipt shall be the date the funds are physically received in the Township of Montague Tax office. Postmarks are not accepted as date of payment. 
Address for payment: Township of Montague
                                      Attn: Tax Collector
                                      277 Clove Road
                                      Montague, NJ 07827
Please notify the Tax Collector's office if:
  • You change your mailing address
  • Your bank or mortgage company changes
  • you pay off your mortgage and pay your own taxes

It is the property owner’s responsibility to ascertain from the Tax Collector the amount of taxes due. If you have recently purchased the property, or lost your tax bill, please call the Tax Collector’s Office or see our website to obtain the amount of taxes due or to request a copy of your tax bill.
Click here for a summary of SALT (State and Local Tax) law.

Tax Sale Information
New Jersey Law requires all municipalities to hold at least one tax sale per year if the municipality has delinquent property taxes and/or municipal charges. Tax Sale is the enforcement of collections against a property by placing a lien against the property for all outstanding municipal charges due at the end of the calendar year (December 31). 

Get your tax information online

Click here to access the web page.

Sussex County Board of Taxation Resources:

Click here for access to additional tax information.

NJ State Property Tax Relief Programs:

Click here for access to NJ State tax relief information.