Property taxes are due every February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not make you exempt from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The City of Salem permits a 10-day grace period. After the grace period has passed, interest will be charged back to the due date.
Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the tax collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefor all payments must be received in the office on or before the 10th. The only exception would be if the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case the taxpayer would then have until the next business day to make payment.
As a calendar year municipality, our budget year runs from January 1st to December 31st. As of December 31st, any balances still owing will be considered delinquent and subject to tax sale.
The City of Salem has adopted by resolution an interest rate of 8% for the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% for any delinquency over $1,500, as allowed per state statute N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, as well as a 6% year-end penalty on any balance owing as of June 30th in excess of $10,000.
Tax Collection & City Treasurer
David Crescenzi, CTC
17 New Market Street
Salem, New Jersey 08079