(908) 766-2510

1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Tax Collector


(908) 204-3080



Administration Building
One Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


8:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday


Tax Collector


2023 Electronic Tax Sale is Live

On October 12, 2023, property tax and sewer delinquencies from 2022 and prior years will be sold.  Payment to avoid Tax Sale must be made using certified funds or cash.  The last day to pay is October 11, 2023 at 3PM.  Please contact our office to verify amount due prior to remitting payment.

Click HERE for bidding information and to view list.

***E-Bills are available for your SEWER accounts.

If you would like to receive an email instead of a paper sewer bill in the mail, please send an email collector@bernards.org subject line "E-Bill Request" and include your name and property address.***

Having trouble paying a utility? You may be eligible for assistance through the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) https://nj.gov/dca/dhcr/offices/lihwap.shtml

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and reporting of taxes for all non-exempt Township properties. Additionally, we bill, collect and report sewer user fees for all properties within the Bernards Township Sewerage Authority area.

Property taxes are based on the assessor's valuation of real property and levied for the calendar year. The taxes for the Township, local school district, county purposes and both local and county open space are combined into one levy that is apportioned on the tax bill by rate and amount for taxpayer information only. Taxes levied for purposes of the local school district cover the current calendar year.

The Tax Collector collected 99.00% of the total tax levy in 2022. The Tax Collection division services 10,358 tax accounts and 7,224 sewer accounts as of 1-1-23.

    Bernards Township's tax rate for 2023 is as follows:
  • County Tax $ 0.300
  • County Open Space $ 0.030
  • District School $ 1.240
  • Municipal Tax $ 0.283
  • Municipal Library $ 0.033
  • Total Rate 2023 $1.886

Final 2023/Preliminary 2024 Tax Bills were mailed July 26, 2023.  The grace period for 3rd Quarter 2023 property taxes is extended through August 22, 2023.

Please contact our office for information concerning veteran deductions and senior/disabled deductions.

***Please note, postmark dates are not an indication of receipt by the Tax Collector.  Physical custody by the Tax Collector determines receipt for our purposes.***

When are taxes and sewer bills due?

Taxes are due on the first of February, May, August and November of each year.

There is a ten calendar day grace period for each, with all payments due in our office no later than the 10th of the month they are due.

Sewer bills are billed in mid-December due January 1 and mid June, due July 1.

Sewer user fees have a 30 day grace and must be received in our office no later than the 30th calendar day in the month they are due.

Bernards Township does not accept postmark for tax and sewer payments.