MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Property tax bills in New Jersey municipalities, including Milltown and Spotswood will be delayed. The mailing delay for the third and fourth quarter payments for 2018 and first and second quarter payments for 2019 is because of upcoming changes to the FY 2019 State Budget according to notices posted on both the Spotswood and Milltown Borough websites.

The state has yet to certify municipal and county budgets to the Middlesex 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. 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. Milltown's Tax Collector's Office can be reached by telephoning 732-828-2100 ex. 190. Spotswood's Tax Collector's Office can be reached by telephoning 732-251-0700 ex. 831. The Spotswood Tax Collector's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. while Milltown's Tax Collector's Office is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon during the summer.