Tax Collector:  Agnes B. Bambrick
Deputy Tax Collector: Carol Johnson
Sewer Tax Clerk: Nancy Pedicone


The Tax Collector’s office is the face of the community, meeting taxpayers on a regular basis, eight or more times a year for tax and sewer payments, giving information and assisting property owners in a friendly and courteous manner.


It is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes that support the three governmental units: Atlantic County, Absecon School District and the City of Absecon. It administers property tax deductions for senior citizens, disabled persons and veterans for those eligible. Also available to the public is information pertaining to the various New Jersey State Reimbursements Programs.


The Sewer Department is located in the tax office for the convenience of the taxpayers.


The Tax Collector enforces payment of tax delinquencies through the tax sale process. The tax sale is held in the tax office usually in the month of June. The tax sale list is published in The Press four weeks prior to the tax sale.


All affidavits for expenses must be filed with the Tax Collector by the lien holders. All tax sale redemptions must take place through the Tax Collector’s office.


In the City of Absecon, the Tax Collector is the Tax Search Officer.

Tax bills are issued in June and are payable quarterly on the first of August, November, February and May. Late charges are added after the 10 th day of the month due. Interest of 8% is charged up to $1,500.00 and 18% over $1,500.00 delinquency until taxes are paid current. A penalty of 6% is charged on any delinquency of excess of $10,000.00, if not paid by the end of the year.


The sewer bills are issued in November for the following year and are payable on the first of January, April, July and October. A flat penalty of $5.00 per quarter is charged if not paid within 10 days of the due date.


Tax and sewer payments may be made in person or by mail. If paying by mail and a receipt is needed, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be enclosed with the payment.


There is a drive up window for current tax and sewer payments.

For after hour payments, and other City correspondence, there is a brown mailbox located outside the tax office, which is emptied daily.



STATE OF NEW JERSEY TAX REBATE PROGRAMS:

There are three separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners from the State.


Property Tax Reimbursement Program 1-800-882-6597

Homestead Property Tax Rebate Program 1-800-323-4400

N.J. Saver Program 609-826-4282


In addition to the rebate programs, there are two deductions available to those who qualify.


 Veteran Deduction: Qualified Veterans of the U.S. who served in time of war may be entitled to $250.00 per year.
 Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Deduction: Persons over the age of 65 or 100% disabled of any age may be entitled to a yearly deduction of $250.00 if the meet the qualifications.

Applications and assistance for either of these two deduction programs may be obtained at the Tax Collector’s Office.