Real Estate Taxes
The Township of Millburn mails out two real estate tax bills per year. The estimated 3rd quarter tax bills are mailed mid-June and are due August 1. Upon receipt of the certified tax rate from Essex County, the final tax bills are mailed out mid-September and contain the payments due for November of the current year and the estimated first half of the following year, February 1, and May 1.
Payment Due Dates
The payments are due quarterly as noted:
|1st Quarter||February 1|
|2nd Quarter||May 1|
|3rd Quarter||August 1|
|4th Quarter||November 1|
Sign Up to Receive Tax Reminders
Residents may sign up to receive reminder notifications on taxes through the Township’s Swift911 Portal. Create an account and be sure to select a subscription for “Tax Reminders.” If you already have an account, sign in and click the “+ add subscriptions” button, then select “Tax Reminders.”
Reminders will be sent out in advance of due dates.
Tax Billing for Calendar Year Municipalities:
Please be advised that our 2021 estimated bills were mailed out prior to the certification of the final tax rate.
Our 2021 certified tax rate is $1.938 per one hundred dollars of assessed value. The calculation to determine the annual amount of taxes is as follows:
- Assessed value: $1,000,000.00 x 1.938 = $1,938,000 divided by 100 = $19,380.00 annual taxes.
Annual taxes less first three quarters equal the reconciled fourth quarter. The fourth quarter tax bills will be mailed in the middle of September.
*First half billing (February and May) is half of the prior year tax as an estimate going forward each year. Millburn Township estimates a tax rate to bill the third quarter taxes as Essex County does not have their budget complete at this time.
All successful County Board Tax Appeals are processed as credits to the fourth quarter tax bill. The first half of 2022 will be revised as well based on the new lower value.
Any questions, please call the Tax Office at (973)564-7084.
Millburn Township has a 7 day grace period. All payments received in the tax office after the 7th of the quarter will be subject to interest rates of 8% on the first $1,500 and 18% on balances over that. A 6% year end penalty is assessed on parcels whose balance exceed $10,000 at year end. This payment rolls forward at a rate of 18% as well.
Postmarks are not accepted. Allow ample time when mailing payments as there have been delays with the Postal Service. Post dated checks are not accepted and will be returned. All payments shall be deposited within 48 hours pursuant to State Statute.
Please note the PO Box 1034 was discontinued January 1, 2015. All payments must be mailed to 375 Millburn Ave as noted on your tax bill.
Pursuant to State Statute, the Township conducts a Tax Sale annually for all prior year unpaid balances. The tax sale is noticed for 4 consecutive weeks prior to the week of sale in the item of Millburn / Short Hill and posted in 5 public places.
A sewer usage fee is billed annually and due April 1st with a 7 day grace period. Sewer charges can now be paid online through the homepage by clicking "Pay Bill Online."
The Township of Millburn bills an annual sewer usage fee. This fee is a flat rate and is due every year on April 1. There is a 7 day grace period on the sewer fee. All payments received after April 7 will be subject to interest. All unpaid prior year balances are subject to tax sale in the current year.
The Township of Millburn’s sanitary sewer system is controlled and processed by the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties. Millburn’s fees are established by flow and number of dwelling units in the Township. Each year the Township is provided with an assessment based on these factors. Capital expenses that are undertaken by the Joint Meeting are also included in the fees established for dwelling units in the Township. You can find additional information about the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties by following the link http://www.jmeuc.com/index.php.
In order to park in the permit areas in the various municipal lots, off-street parking permits are required for residents and businesses located in Millburn Township. All applications should be sent to the Tax Collector's office located in Town Hall. For more information please visit the Parking sub-page of this website.