HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Council is expected to vote to approve extending the grace period for payments of the second-quarter property tax bills at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 5. The taxes that would have been due May 11 will not be due until June 1. The extension is intended to provide much-needed relief to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This extension will enable homeowners to pay their taxes a month after they are due without incurring any interest costs or penalties,” said Mayor Jeff Martin. 

The deadline extension was made possible after Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order earlier this week to permit municipalities to extend the grace period which state law limits to up to 10 days after the property tax deadline without interest or penalty.  

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 “We understand that many property owners are coping with financial struggles that they have never had to face before as a direct result of this pandemic and this extension will provide property owners some extra time to get their finances in order before the June 1st deadline”, said Council President Rick Tighe.

Hamilton Township municipal buildings are closed to the public except in the case of an emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, payments can either be mailed to 2090 Greenwood Ave., PO Box 00150, Attn: Tax Office, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150; dropped off in the Municipal Building’s red drop box located at Town Hall; or paid online through the Finance Department page at www.Hamiltonnj.com.   Taxpayers who want a receipt should include a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

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