137 Main Street
Andover, NJ 07821
Phone: (973) 786-6688
Fax: (973) 786-7231
email: clerk@andoverboroughnj.org
Hours: Monday - Friday : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day)


                                                                           PROPERTY TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS:

The Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights states property taxpayers in New Jersey have the following rights:

• The right to understand the property assessment process and the requirements of the state Constitution concerning the assessment of real property;

• The right to understand the calculation of the assessment on their property;

• The right to detailed information about how to appeal an assessment of property; and

• The right to view the property assessment of any other parcel of property in the municipality in which the taxpayer’s property is located.


Tax Office

Homestead Rebate:
Questions from taxpayers pertaining to the Homestead Benefit Program should be directed to (888) 238-1233 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays

Mailing Address:
Andover Borough Tax Collector, Attention: Jessica Caruso, 137 Main Street, Andover, NJ 07821

Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore, taxes must be received in the office on or before the 10th. However, if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next business day to make payment. Payments received after the grace period will be assessed 8% interest per annum on the first $1500.00 of delinquency and 18% per annum on all balances over $1500.00. Any balances over $10,000.00 at December 31 will be assessed an additional flat 6% penalty.

* Property tax bills are mailed once a year in July and contain four (4) quarterly payments.

* Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.

* If you pay your taxes through your mortgage company, the statement will say "This is not a bill, for advice only". If you receive an "advise only" statement, but do not have a mortgage company, please use this statement to pay your taxes

* When selling your property, this bill must be handed over to the new owner at the time of closing

* Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying your taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.

Property Tax Reimbursement UPDATE:
The Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program reimburses applicants for the property tax increases they incur each year. Applicants must continue to meet all the income eligibility and residency requirements and must file an application each year to receive the reimbursement. The Division of Taxation has extended the application deadline from to October 17, 2016.

Tax Relief Programs:

Property Tax Reimbursement: A program only for those 65 or older or those receiving federal disability benefits. They must have paid property taxes on their principal residence directly or through mobile home park fees. Applicants must be NJ residents for at least 10 years and must have lived in the residence on which the reimbursement is claimed for at least 3 years. There are income limitations. Applicants must meet all requirements for the base and reimbursement years. The reimbursements equal to the difference between the taxes paid in the reimbursement year and the base year. This program is administered by the NJ Division of Taxation. Filing deadline is generally June 1; however, the deadline has been known to be extended from time to time. Please call 1-800-882-6597 for information or to request form PTR-1.

Senior Citizen's / Disabled Annual Property Tax Deduction:
An annual $250 deduction for those 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled or qualifies as a surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person with incomes less than $10,000 per year, excluding Social Security payments and other permitted exclusions. Applications must own and reside in the home on which the deduction is claimed.

Click here for Senior Citizens / Disabled Annual Tax Deduction Form

Veteran's Deduction:
An annual deduction of $250 from property taxes is available to qualified veterans or non-remarried widows of veterans. Claimant must be a New Jersey citizen prior to October 1st of pretax year.

Click here for Veteran Tax Deduction Form

Veterans, who were honorably discharged and actively served during the following wars may apply for a deduction: Joint Guard Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joint Endeavor Mission-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Restore Hope Mission-Somalia, Operation "Desert Shield/Desert Storm", Panama Peacekeeping Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission, Grenada Peacekeeping Mission, Vietnam Conflict, Korean Conflict, World War I and World War II. Dates of induction/service apply.

Veteran Disabled Exemption:
Criteria for this exemption is explained in the general instructions. click here for form