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TAX COLLECTOR
77 Summerhill Road
Tel: 732-251-0700 ext. 831
Fax: 732-251-1359

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Shari Phillips, Certified Tax Collector
SPhillips@spotswoodboro.com

Lynn Steurer, Senior Account Clerk
LSteurer@spotswoodboro.com

Joanna Carlson, Account Clerk
JCarlson@spotswoodboro.com


TAX SALES:

Any tax delinquency for the current year remaining delinquent on December 31st will be subject to tax sale.
The tax sale includes delinquent taxes as well as delinquent water/sewer charges as dictated by NJ statutes.
When a property is included in the tax sale, a lien is sold for the amount of the eligible
municipal charges together with interest to the date of the tax sale and costs of the sale.
Interest rates for liens sold may be as high as 18%.
Depending on the amount of the lien sold, there are additional penalties of 2%, 4%, or 6% charged.
The lien holder, under certain circumstances, may also be entitled to legal fees as well.
Lien holders may pay any delinquent tax or water/sewer charges and add these charges to the original lien.
Interest accrues on the original lien as well as any subsequent paid by the lien holder.
The sale of a tax lien on a property does not give the purchaser of the certificate any rights of ownership
or to trespass on the property.
This can only be acquired through the foreclosure process.
A lien holder may begin to foreclose on the property two years after the purchase of the tax sale certificate.
If the certificate was not purchased by an outside lien buyer at the tax sale,
the Borough would be the lien holder and may begin the foreclosure process in as
little as six months from the tax sale date.
It is important to recognize that a tax lien may become quite costly to redeem,
especially as additional charges accure;
therefore, it would be in the best interest of the property owner to try and pay their taxes before
the property goes to tax sale and the amounts snowball.
For further information on tax liens, you may call the Tax Office at
732-251-0700 ext. 831

You are always welcome to email us at:
Shari Phillips,Tax Collector: Sphillips@spotswoodboro.com

Additional information may be found on these websites:

www.njtaxlieninvestor.com/taxlien101.asp
or
www.state.nj.us/dca.lgs (under Tax Collector information)