A division of the Finance Office, the Tax Collector bills and collects all property taxes. The Tax Collector is responsible for the enforcement procedures for unpaid municipal charges which includes holding an annual tax sale for unpaid municipal charges. All unpaid municipal charges are subject to Tax Sale on May 11th.
Other responsibilities of the Tax Collector’s office include maintaining records for municipal and third party liens, tax sale records, ledger for assessment of local improvements and reconciliation of all receipts. The Tax Collector reports all cash and non-cash transactions on a regular basis to the Finance Officer, Township Administrator and Governing Body.
Tax searches are completed by the Tax Search Officer. Upon examination of the tax records, she certifies all unpaid municipal charges.
Taxes are due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. Payments received after the 10 day grace period will be charged interest from the due date.
Due dates for (Belcourt) special assessment payments are January 3rd, April 3rd, July 3rd, and October 3rd. All payments must be received by the 1st of the month following the due date to avoid becoming delinquent. For example, the January 3rd payment must be received by our office no later than February 1st.
The full balance will be due once the account becomes delinquent. Unpaid special assessment accounts are subject to tax sale and a lien will be sold against any property in default. The property owner can request to be reinstated to the payment plan if their account becomes delinquent. Reinstatement forms can be downloaded here.