If you received an estimated 3rd quarter bill addressed to the mortgage processing company (Core Logic), please note this is an advice copy.

It is for your records ONLY.  

 


2022 Refuse Bills

 

Refuse bills have been mailed. This bill includes stubs for:

– August 1, 2022

– November 1, 2022

– February 1, 2023

– May 1, 2023

Refuse charges have increased to $67/unit/quarter.

To pay your bill online, click here.

Finance Office

The Finance Office is responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all municipal funds.

All revenues are recorded by the finance office and all purchases made by borough departments must first be approved by the finance office.

The Chief Finance Officer, works closely with all department heads to ensure compliance with fiscal and purchasing laws as set forth by the State of New Jersey Division of Local Government Services as well as the administration of each department’s respective budget.  CFO assists the Mayor and Council in preparation of the annual budget.

In addition to revenue collection and purchasing, the Bound Brook Finance office is responsible for employee payroll and pension benefits.

 

Tax Office

The Tax Collector performs a wide range of duties including preparation and mailing of annual tax, refuse and sewer bills, posting and processing all tax payments, providing a variety of reports that reflect accurate collection and enforcing all State Statues regarding the collection of taxes.

Finance office hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Collection hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Fax: 732-356-3662

 

Chief Finance Officer
Natasha Turchan
732-356-0833 x638

Tax/ Finance Clerk
Jodi Schneider
732-356-0833 x636

Payroll/ Finance Clerk
Rosalia Fricano
732-356-0833 x637

SEWER

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID-19 RATEPAYER RELIEF MEASURES

Certain measures are in place providing relief to ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit the following websites:

      1. NJDCA Assistance Programs
      2. American Rescue Plan Utility Debt Relief Program
      3. NJ Housing Assistance

 

Contact: 1-844-930-1778 or Call: 2-1-1.

This notice announces relief measures for residential utility customers that have experienced economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information please go to our website at https://boundbrook-nj.org/finance-office/#1642524075613-ce5a3767-eb64 or contact jschneider@boundbrook-nj.org or 732-356-0833 x636.

 

BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS

Water and Sewer

BE ADVISED that the application period for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is now open.  This federally funded program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income households to reduce the balances on their residential water and sewer bills.  LIHWAP will provide benefits directly to water and sewer service providers on behalf of residential customers.  The assistance can be used, in order of priority, to:

  • restore services where services have been terminated and pay reconnection fees and other charges accrued due to a disconnection;
  • avoid service disruption for those residential customers who are in danger of disconnection (i.e., received shut off notices or have past due balances) and to help them afford bill payment going forward; and
  • support those household customers who are current in their bills but might be in danger of falling behind in the near future.

Priority will also be given to families with elderly or disabled household members and/or with children under the age of five, no matter which category they fall into.

 

To be eligible for LIHWAP assistance, applicants must be water/sewer bill holders who are responsible for paying their water and sewer bills directly to the water/sewer provider.  Also, applicants’ total gross household income must be at or below 60% of the State Median Income ($6,439 a month for a family of four).  Participants in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are automatically eligible for LIHWAP assistance so long as they are water/sewer bill holders. The LIHWAP frequently asked questions webpage, available at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/lihwapfaq, has additional information about maximum income limits and other items.

 

Apply through the DCAid application portal at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/dcaid-services/.  Those without computer or internet access can call 1-800-510-3102 for assistance with starting, completing, and submitting an application.

 

If a residential customer applies for assistance from a State-administered utility assistance program prior to June 15, 2022, enforcement actions on unpaid sewer balances are placed on hold for up to 60 days or until such time as a complete application is approved or rejected by the Department of Community Affairs.  Please notify the Borough of Bound Brook immediately at jschneider@boundbrook-nj.org if you have applied for sewer assistance, providing the name of the program, the agency administering the program, and the date the application was submitted.

INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABILITY

BE ADVISED that State law requires the Borough of Bound Brook to offer residential customers an installment plan for unpaid sewer charges.  Residential customers offered an installment plan have 30 days to agree to the plan. To maintain the installment plan, a residential customer must make timely payments on all current charges.  If the residential customer fails to pay their arrearages and/or current charges within 30 days after the due date, then the installment plan is void and the Borough of Bound Brook can proceed with enforcement.

LATE FEES, CHARGES AND PENALTIES

BE ADVISED that P.L. 2021, c. 317 and P.L. 2022, c. 4 prohibit local governments from charging residential customers interest, fees, or charges for late payment of charges accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022.   This prohibition does not apply to sewer liens that were sold before January 1, 2022.  Late interest, fees or charges may be enforced against unpaid charges accruing before March 9, 2020 and after March 15, 2022 but may be waived to the extent required by a utility assistance program.

 

Electric

BE ADVISED that residential customers having fallen behind on their electric payments may be eligible for assistance through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Utility Debt Relief Program.  The program is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through ARP Utility Debt Relief.  The ARP Utility Relief frequently asked questions webpage, available at https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/arpfaq, has additional information about maximum income limits and other items.

BE ADVISED that DCA’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills. Review the LIHEAP fact sheet at https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/usfhea_fact_sheet.pdf for eligibility requirements and other program information.

Mediante este aviso se informa sobre las medidas de ayuda para usuarios residenciales de servicios públicos que han tenido dificultades económicas durante la pandemia COVID-19. Por favor, lea este mensaje completamente. Para más información, visite nuestro sitio web en https://boundbrook-nj.org/finance-office/#1642524075613-ce5a3767-eb64 o comuníquese con jschneider@boundbrook-nj.org.

PROGRAMAS DE AYUDA PARA FACTURAS Y CONDONACIÓN DE PAGOS MOROSOS

Agua (water), Alcantarillado (sewer)

SE NOTIFICA que se encuentra abierto el plazo de solicitudes al Programa de Asistencia de Agua para Familias de Bajos Ingresos (LIHWAP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Asuntos Comunitarios de Nueva Jersey. Este programa de fondos federales proporciona asistencia financiera a hogares elegibles de bajos ingresos con el fin de reducir los saldos de sus facturas por servicios públicos residenciales de agua y alcantarillado. El LIHWAP proporcionará estos subsidios directamente a los proveedores de servicios de agua y alcantarillado en nombre de los usuarios residenciales. Según el orden de prioridades, la asistencia se puede utilizar para lo siguiente:

  • restablecer servicios suspendidos y pagar costos de reconexión, además de cargos acumulados por la desconexión del servicio;
  • evitar la interrupción de servicios de usuarios residenciales en riesgo de desconexión (es decir, con avisos de corte o saldos vencidos) y ayudarles a pagar las facturas;
  • y ayudar a las familias que están al día en el pago de sus facturas, pero que podrían estar en riesgo de morosidad en una fecha próxima.

También se dará prioridad a las familias con miembros de la tercera edad o discapacitados y/o con niños menores de cinco años, independientemente de la categoría a la que pertenezcan.

Para ser elegible para la asistencia del LIHWAP, los solicitantes deben ser los titulares en las facturas de los servicios de agua y alcantarillado, es decir responsables del pago de las cuentas de agua y alcantarillado directamente al proveedor de estos servicios. Además, el ingreso bruto total del hogar solicitante debe ser igual o inferior al 60% del ingreso medio estatal ($6439 al mes para una familia de cuatro personas).  Los participantes en el Programa de Asistencia de Energía para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHEAP, por sus siglas en inglés) son de hecho elegibles para la asistencia del LIHWAP siempre y cuando sean los titulares de las facturas de los servicios de agua y alcantarillado. En la página web de preguntas frecuentes del LIHWAP, en https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/lihwapfaq, hay más información sobre los límites máximos de ingresos y otros aspectos.

Las personas interesadas en recibir la asistencia pueden solicitarla en línea a través del portal de solicitudes de DCAid en https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/dcaid-services/. Quienes no tengan acceso a Internet o a una computadora pueden llamar al 1-800-510-3102 para ser remitidos a una de las agencias de acción comunitaria, donde se les ayudará a iniciar el trámite, llenar y presentar una solicitud en línea.

 

Si un usuario residencial solicita asistencia antes del 15 de junio de 2022 a un programa de asistencia para servicios públicos, administrado por el Estado, se suspenden las medidas para proceder al cobro de los saldos adeudados por alcantarillado (sewer) hasta por 60 días o hasta que la solicitud de asistencia sea aprobada o rechazada por el DCA. Usted debe informar de inmediato a The Borough of Bound Brook al jschneider@boundbrook-nj.org que ha solicitado asistencia para el servicio de alcantarillado (sewer) proporcionando el nombre del programa, de la entidad que administra el programa y la fecha de presentación de la solicitud.

ACCESO A PLAN DE PAGOS

Se notifica que, conforme a las disposiciones de la legislación estatal, The Borough of Bound Brook ofrecerá un plan de pagos por cargos atrasados a los usuarios residenciales de servicios públicos de alcantarillado (sewer). Estos usuarios residenciales tienen 30 días para aceptar las condiciones del plan de pagos. Para mantener vigente el plan de pagos, el usuario residencial debe pagar en forma puntual todos los cargos actuales.  En caso de incumplimiento en el pago de cargos atrasados y/oactualesdentrodelos30díasposterioresalafechadevencimiento,se anulará elplandepagosy, por ende, The Borough of Bound Brook puedeprocederal cobro de lo adeudado.

Y MULTAS

SE NOTIFICA que, conforme a Ley Pública del 2021, c. 317, y Ley Pública del 2022, c.4, queda prohibido el cobro de intereses, cargos o costos por parte de los gobiernos locales a los usuarios residenciales de servicios públicos de alcantarillado (sewer) cuando existan pagos morosos acumulados entre el 9 de marzo de 2020 y el 15 de marzo de 2022. Esta prohibición no se aplica en el caso de gravámenes por alcantarillado anteriores al 1 de enero de 2022.  Los intereses, costos o cargos por mora pueden aplicarse sobre pagos morosos acumulados antes del 9 de marzo de 2020 y después del 15 de marzo de 2022, pero pueden ser exonerados según lo requiera un programa de asistencia de servicios públicos.

Electricidad (electricity)

SE NOTIFICA que los usuarios residenciales que tengan pagos atrasados por el servicio de electricidad pueden ser elegibles para asistencia a través del Programa de Alivio de la Deuda de Servicios Públicos del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP, por sus siglas en inglés). El programa es financiado por el LIHEAP, del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos, a través del Programa de Alivio de la Deuda de Servicios Públicos del ARP. La página web de preguntas frecuentes sobre el Programa de Alivio del ARP, disponible en https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/arpfaq, tiene más información sobre los límites máximos de ingreso y otros aspectos.

SE NOTIFICA que el LIHEAP del DCA ayuda a personas de muy bajos ingresos a pagar sus facturas de calefacción y aire acondicionado. Por favor, revise la hoja informativa del LIHEAP en https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/usfhea_fact_sheet.pdf para conocer los requisitos de elegibilidad y otra información sobre el programa.

Taxes are due:

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

A ten day grace period applies. When the tenth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the next day the Borough is open will be the last day of the grace period.

To make payment or view your bill, please click here.

The State of New Jersey does not allow the tax collector to acknowledge postmarks. Taxes must be received in the collector’s office on or before the 10th. Payments are posted on the day that they are received in our office.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you moved into a new home within the past year, it may be possible that your tax or sewer bill was received by the prior property owner. You can use our online payment system to check on the status of tax and sewer payments  and to make sure that there are not any outstanding or missed payments.

 

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS QUARTERLY – PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE QUARTERLY OR IN FULL**

Sewer bills are mailed once a year at the end of March and contain three payment stubs.

Sewer bills are due May 1, August 1 and November 1.

 

To make payment or view your bill, please click here.

 

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS QUARTERLY – PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE QUARTERLY OR IN FULL**

Refuse bills are mailed once a year in June and contain four payment stubs.

Refuse bills are due August 1 and November 1 for current year and February 1 and May one 1 for the following year.

 

To make payment or view your bill, please click here.

 

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS QUARTERLY – PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE QUARTERLY OR IN FULL**

If payment is not received by the 10th of the month that the bill is due, it is delinquent and a delinquent notice will be mailed.

When the 10th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the next day the Borough is open will be the last day of the grace period.

The interest is computed to a specific future date that is indicated on the notice. Payment must be received by the Tax Office, no later than 4 pm on the date indicated on the notice. The amount reflected on the notice, “TOTAL DUE” is the amount that should be submitted. If you do not make payment by the interest computed to date reflected on the notice, the amount due is not sufficient. If you are going to pay online, you can look up your total here. If you are mailing a check, please call the Tax Office, 732-356-0833 x636.

 

 

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When are property tax bills due?

Estimated 3rd quarter: You will receive an estimated 3rd quarter bill as a single stub. This is your 3rd quarter bill, due August 1. If you have a mortgage company, they will also receive this bill.

Final & Preliminary bills: You will receive four stubs: August (should have already been paid from your 3rd quarter estimated bill), and November for current year; and February and May for the following year.

  1. What if I pay my property taxes through my mortgage company?

If you pay your taxes through your mortgage company, the statement will say, “Advice Copy Only”.

If you receive a “Advice Copy Only” statement, but do not have a mortgage company, use this statement to pay your taxes. Your mortgage company should send us a notice to remove your bank code.

  1. What happens if I do not receive my bill?

Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your bill or any delinquent interest.

To obtain your bill:

– Go to boundbrook-nj.org, under “Tax Inquiry” – Search by Account Number or Block and Lot or Street Address or Owner Name

  1. What do I have to do when selling my property?

When selling your property, your tax, sewer and refuse bills must be handed over to the new owner at the time of closing.

Sewer and refuse are not included in your property tax bills.

  1. When are refuse bills mailed? When are refuse bills due?

Refuse bills are mailed once a year in June and contain four payment stubs. Refuse bills are due August 1 and November 1 for current year and February 1 and May 1 for the following year.

  1. When are sewer bills mailed? When are sewer bills due?

Sewer bills are mailed once a year at the end of March and contain three payment stubs.

Sewer bills are due May 1, August 1 and November 1.

  1. Drop-off payment for after hours:

There is a black drop box in the lobby of the building (parking lot entrance) for your convenience, open 24/7. Payments placed in the drop box after closing will be applied the next day.

 

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS QUARTERLY – PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE QUARTERLY OR IN FULL**

Quarterly Taxes Due: 

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

A ten day grace period applies. When the tenth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the next day the Borough is open will be the last day of the grace period.

The State of New Jersey does not allow the tax collector to acknowledge postmarks.  Taxes must be received in the collector’s office on or before the 10th.  Payments are posted on the day that they are received in our office.

The Senior Freeze property tax reimbursement program has been a vital lifeline for many seniors and disabled individuals throughout New Jersey, helping to keep their property taxes stable so they can remain in their homes well into their golden years. This year, due to COVID-19, we have extended the application deadline until February 1, 2021 to provide more time so that we can ensure as many eligible taxpayers as possible take advantage of this program.

See all information here.

Make Checks Payable to:  Borough of Bound Brook

OR Click Below to Pay Online

Tax Programs Available:

Senior Citizens Annual Property Tax Deduction-Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who have been in their home since October 1st of the pretax year, and whose income is less than $10,000/year, after a permitted exclusion of one of the following:

  • Social Security Benefits
  • Federal Gov’t Retirement/Disability Pension State, County
  • Municipal Government Pension

 

Veteran Deduction-Annual deduction of $250.00 from property taxes for qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses who have been in their home as of October 1st of the pretax year. Forms are available in the Tax Collector’s and Tax Assessor’s office.

 

Property Tax Relief Programs-Information about the Homestead Rebate or Property Tax Reimbursement (Tax Freeze) may be found on https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml or you can contact the Tax Office.