856.845.4004 ext. 107
Tax Clerk: Kim Wicken
856.845.4004 ext. 103
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30
Tax bills are sent out once a year during the summer. Each bill has four stubs:
3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and the 1st and 2nd quarters of the following year. The due dates for each quarter are printed on the payment stubs of the bill, February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Added assessment bills are mailed in October.
Under New Jersey State Law it is the property owner’s responsibility to make sure that the property taxes are paid when due, even though the owner may not have received the tax bill. A bill is not necessary to make a payment.
If you have a change in a mailing address, mortgage, contact the Gloucester County Office of Assessment at 856-307-6445
Address payment to:
West Deptford Township
Tax Collectors Office
400 Crown Point Road
West Deptford, NJ 08086
For after hour payments, a drive-up, drop box is located near the entrance to the police department.
Online payments made through your own bank are not electronic transfers. Your bank mails a physical check to the Township. The Township is mandated by New Jersey State Statute to use the date the payment is received as the date of payment. Neither Postmark nor the date on the check are accepted as the payment date. Most banks recommend scheduling the payment on or before the due date of Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1 and Nov 1, for payment to be received within the 10 day grace period.Grace Period
Although taxes are due on the first days of February, May, August, and November, There is a 10-day grace period. Payments received in the Tax Office after the 10th of the month will require interest. Please call the office for the amount due.
Interest and Penalties
If taxes are not received by the 10th of the month in which they are due, interest will be charged back to the 1st of the month (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67). Interest for the first $1,500 is 8%, and 18% in excess of the $1,500.
Taxes remaining unpaid in excess of $10,000 at the end of the year will be charged a 6% year-end penalty.
A tax sale is held in the fall of each year for unpaid real estate taxes and water and sewer charges for the previous year. The annual Tax Sale will be held in the fall each year; available online and advertised four weeks prior to the sale in the South Jersey Times.
Tax Deductions and Exemptions
The Gloucester County Office of Assessment handles the Veteran’s deduction and exemptions, along with the Senior Citizen and Disabled person’s deduction for qualified residences.
For eligibility requirements contact the Gloucester County Office of Assessment at 856-307-6445
New Jersey State Rebates
The State of New Jersey is replacing the Homestead Benefit program with ANCHOR. Filing Options will begin in Mid-October. https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/anchor/index.shtml
The State of New Jersey offers several rebates for property owners. For eligibility requirements and forms, visit www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation.
Questions regarding the following State Offered programs:
- “Property Tax Reimbursement”: 800.882.6597
- "Property Tax Relief Programs" https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml