RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee had to amend an earlier resolution that granted the extension of quarterly property tax payments.

The township, in June, passed an extension of the grace periods for quarterly tax payments through the end of the year. The resolution was based on an order from the state Division of Local Government Services – so they thought.

The order actually said that the director of the state division “could” order the grace period for tax payments. No such order was given, so no grace periods went into effect.

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The new resolution, approved during Raritan Township Committee’s most recent meeting, amends the earlier resolution in preparation for when the director of DLGS formally orders the extension of property tax payment grace periods.

In the resolution originally approved during the committee’s June 2 meeting, the grace period for the third and fourth quarters of 2020 had been extended for the first $10,000 due for the quarter. That meant property owners would have until Sept. 1 to pay their third quarter bills and until Dec. 1 to pay their fourth quarter bills.

Anyone who pays at least a day after the grace period ends will be responsible for any accrued interest going back to the original due date.