Tax Bills – Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
Payments received after the 10 day grace period, will accrue interest from the original due date.
Post-dated checks are not accepted.
If you received a bill that says ADVICE Copy Do Not Pay, it means our records indicate a bank or mortgage company is making payments from an escrow account on your behalf. If this is not the case, you will be directly responsible for making the payment. To look up the amount due this quarter, please click on Individual Property Tax Information.
Making Home Affordable (MHA) is a key federal program designed to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Homeowners in need of assistance can work with a HUD-approved housing counseling agency free-of-charge to understand their options and apply to MHA for assistance.
Visit www.makinghomeaffordable.gov for more detailed information, or contact a HUD Certified Housing Counselor to find a counseling agency that serves your county.
FORECLOSURE FAST FACTS
For a quick overview of the options available to you, download a Foreclosure Fast Facts documents by clicking on the graphics below.
LIHEAP-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
How to Apply for Home Energy Assistance:
1. Find out if you are eligible for the program
Review the Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet and Income Guidelines
2. If you are eligible, fill out an application
Download, print and complete the Home Energy/USF/Weatherization Program Application [pdf 389kB]
3. Submit a completed application to your Local Community Action Agency
Choose from the list of Local Application Agency’s contact information
For more information or to locate your nearest application agency, please call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-510-3102
Mailing Address for Tax and Utilities payments
97 West Main Street, High Bridge NJ 0882
A blue drop-box has been provided in the front of the Borough Hall.
Payments may also be hand delivered to:
55 Old Highway 22
Clinton NJ 08809
PLEASE INDICATE “HIGH BRIDGE TAXES” OR “HIGH BRIDGE UTILITIES” ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. Delinquent payments will not be accepted at Investors Bank. They must be sent directly to Borough Hall. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL BOROUGH HALL, 908-638-6455. THANK YOU.
Homestead Benefit Program
2013 Homestead Benefit Credits were reflected on your May Property Tax Bill. You will receive a check (or direct deposit) only if:
- Your home was a unit in a co-op or a continuing care retirement community; or
- You indicated that you no longer owned your home.
If you did not receive a check or an adjusted bill reflecting this credit please call:
Homestead Benefit Hotline: 1-888-238-1233
Property Tax Reimbursement Program
Applications for the 2015 property tax reimbursement (Senior Freeze) were mailed in February to senior citizens and disabled residents who may be eligible for the program. The deadline for filing the application has been extended from June 1 to October 17, 2016.
Applications are also available from the Tax Office if you did not receive one in the mail.
The Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program, now in its eighteenth year, reimburses qualified applicants for the property tax increases they incur each year. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the property taxes due and paid in the applicant’s “base year” and the property taxes for the current year. Applicants must continue to meet all the income eligibility and residency requirements and must file an application each year to receive the reimbursement.
Residents applying for the 2015 reimbursement must have total income that was $85,553* or less for 2014 and $87,007* or less for 2015. These limits apply for all applicants, regardless of marital/civil union status. However, applicants who are married or in a civil union and living in the same household must report combined income of both spouses/civil union partners. (*Subject to change by State Budget.)
The Division also will mail applications to certain residents who may qualify to file for the 2015 reimbursement under the modified residency requirements for those who moved to a new home and who applied and were eligible for reimbursements before their change of residence. Eligibility requirements for these applicants are available at: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr2year.shtml.
Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline: 1-800-882-6597 www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/
High Bridge Tax Rates
|Municipal Tax Levy||.278||.391||.750||.785||.784||.784||.789||.817||.842||.875||.964|
|Regional High School||.545||.557||.537||.524||.509||.565||.580||.539||.623||.602||.576|
|County Open Space||.030||.031||.035||.035||.034||.034||.034||.031||.030||.029||.033|
High Bridge Tax Analysis
|Amount to be Raised||$3,019,816||$2,971,884||$2,963,696||$2,975,990||$3,048,735||$3,068,828||$3,149,833||$3,184,323|
High Bridge Water Rates
|Year||1990-1999||1999-2004||2005-2013||2014-2015||2016 Tiers||2016 Charge|
|First 1/4||$5.00/3.25||0 to 1 unit||$15.00 per thousand|
|First 5||$3.40||$3.04||$3.24||Next 14 units||$4.32 per thousand|
|Next 10||$4.75||$4.23||$4.43||$5.38||Next 35 units||$7.40 per thousand|
|Next 25||$6.00||$5.32||$5.52||$6.77||Over 50||$9.40 per thousand|
|Commercial Rate = < 5,000||$3.24||$3.73||0 to 5 units||$10.00 per thousand|
|Commercial Rate = Next 10,000||$4.43||$5.53||Next 10 units||$5.53 per thousand|
|Commercial Rate = Next 15,000||$5.52||$6.92||Next 15 units||$6.92 per thousand|
|Commercial Rate = > 30,000 gallons||$4.66||$5.13||Over 30 units||$5.13 per thousand|
**Water connection fee is $2,360.00
High Bridge Quarterly Trash Rates
High Bridge Sewer Rates
High Bridge Sewer Annual Unit Charge
***Qualified seniors are exempt from the annual unit charge.
Historical Tax Rates by Municipality
The dollar amount per $100 of the assessed value of property to be paid in taxes.
|East Amwell Township||2.266||2.250||2.224||1.885||1.902||1.82||1.817||1.748||1.76||1.78||1.67|
|Glen Gardner Borough||2.956||2.954||2.862||2.818||2.856||2.817||2.825||2.789||2.68||2.68||2.47|
|High Bridge Borough||3.706||3.429||3.324||3.168||3.159||3.15||3.062||3.028||2.99||2.59||2.39|
|West Amwell Township||2.296||1.896||2.360||2.367||1.996||1.941||1.866||1.831||1.79||1.71||1.56|
NOTE: The tax information shown takes into account all taxes within the municipality. (Municipal, Regional High School, Local School, County, Library and Open Space Levies).