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(Updated January 23, 2017)
Tax Collectors Office
Kathleen Merlino, Tax Collector
Suzanne Olah, Deputy Tax Collector
890 Harding Highway
Buena, NJ 08310
Phone: (856) 697-2100 ext. 2
Fax: (856) 697-8353
Tax Collector Hours: Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM
February 7th, May 2nd, August 1st and November 7th Hours 9AM to 7:30PM.
- Pay your taxes online by credit card, debit card, or electronic check. – Click here; Fees apply.
- We have a payment window in the municipal building, which is open during normal business hours (see above).
- Payments by mail, (Payments should be sent to 890 Harding Highway, PO Box 605, Buena NJ 08310). Postmarks are not accepted.
- Direct debit from your checking account (contact the tax office to authorize direct ACH withdrawal).
Please be advised that any payments received during normal business hours will be considered as received that business day. Please do not post date your checks.
General Property Tax Information:
Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1st. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes.
Buena Vista Township permits a 10 day grace period. After the grace period has passed, interest will be charged back to the due date. Please be advised there is no statutory authority for the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore 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, the taxpayer would then have until the next business day to make payment.
All payments must be made by cash, money order, or check. (CREDIT AND DEBIT ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE OFFICE, HOWEVER ARE TAKEN ONLINE – Click here
As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection which includes billing, due dates, and charging interest on delinquent taxes, no one has the authority to forgive interest on delinquent taxes.
The Township of Buena has adopted by Resolution an Interest rate of 8% for the 1st $1500.00 of delinquency and 18% for any delinquency over $1500.00 as allowed per state statute N.J.S.A 54:4-67. A 6% year-end penalty on any delinquency owing as of December 31, in excess of $10,000, is also adopted.