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

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, BI-ANNUALLY 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, BI-ANNUALLY 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, BI-ANNUALLY 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.

 

 

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.

2. 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.

3. What happens if I don’t receive my bill?
Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from paying your bill or any delinquent interest.
Click here to obtain your bill.

4. What do I have to do when selling my property?
When selling your property, your property, 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.

5. 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 one 1 for the following year.

6. 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.

7. 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 receipted the next day.

 

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS QUARTERLY – PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE QUARTERLY, BI-ANNUALLY 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.