8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Mission StatementIt is the mission of this division to collect revenues charged through various assessments including property tax and water meter assessments. The Department also handles property tax deductions/reductions, health issues pertaining to debris and dilapidated properties, tax sales and certification of tax searches.
|Tax Payment Due Dates|
CAUTION URGED WHEN
USING ON-LINE BANKING
Homeowners that make on-line payments through their bank’s websites are cautioned that these are not electronic transactions. The company has to physically send the Township a check. Homeowners must take this into consideration and allow enough time for mailing in order to avoid late payments.
NOTE: ONLINE PAYMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO A CONVENIENCE FEE. THIS FEE VARIES BY TOTAL PAYMENT DUE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT AND WILL BE DISPLAYED ON YOUR CHECKOUT SCREEN.
There is a drop box outside the Public Safety Building for tax and water payments.This is for “after hour” payments made by checks. NO CASH should be put into the drop box. Pickup will be at 8:30 a.m. in the morning. Payments made during the day should be brought to the Tax Collector’s office in the Municipal Building.
Please mail tax payments to:
Township of Franklin
Tax and Water Collection
PO Box 5059
Somerset, NJ 08875
The Tax Collector will fill out all forms on Thursday afternoon and they will be available for pick up on Friday..
Throughout any giving year this department must collect revenue for the County, Schools, Municipality and Fire Districts. We must enforce collection for special assessments assessed against owners receiving a benefit for some kind of improvement to their property. We maintain records with regard to any type of property tax deduction and or reduction. We maintain files on these deductions to ensure proper repayment from the State.
Health issues pertaining to debris and dilapidation of properties are handled through this Department.
Homeowners buying or selling property in Town require Tax Searches that are certified through this Department. Final water billing between buyer and seller are handled as well.
The Tax Sale process enforces payment through placement of Municipal Tax Liens. Through this process I enforce payment of Sewer Charges for the Sewerage Authority as well as all other delinquent municipal charges.