SOMERSET, NJ - Property tax bills in New Jersey municipalities, including Franklin Township, will be delayed. According to the township website as soon as certified rates are received it will begin its billing process.

"The 3rd quarter is still technically due August 1, 2018, but the grace period will be extended to 25 days from the date the bills are mailed by the tax office," the township site reads. "Please note that the mailing date is the key date, not the date that you receive your bill."

The state has yet to certify municipal and county budgets to the Somerset County Tax Board since it is waiting for the State Department of Education to determine the final adjusted school tax. Once that is done, the Department of Community Affairs will determine the monetary amount of state aid that will be sent to every municipality and school district throughout the Garden State.

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Tax bills cannot be mailed until municipalities receive the certified rates. Once the certified rates are received, billing will begin.

Residents will receive an extended due date as a result of the delay. The extension will be noted on the tax bill. However, the grace period will reflect the date the bills are mailed not when the bills are received.

Any questions should be directed to municipal tax collectors. The tax collectors office can be contacted by calling (732) 873-7284 between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.  

Residents can also make payments via the township's website, TAP here for details. 

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