To set up automatic (ACH) bill payments for property taxes and/or water and sewer payments, please download and fill out the following form:
Questions? Call (732) 892-3434 ext. 5 for property tax and water/sewer issues or (732) 899-1636 for court-related matters.
SERVICE SHUTOFF MORATORIUM
BE ADVISED that Executive Order 229 currently prohibits a local government from shutting off water or electric service to a residential customer, or to accounts primarily serving residential customers, due to nonpayment of water, sewer, or electric charges unless the disconnection is to prevent or ameliorate a risk to public health or safety. This shutoff moratorium remains in effect until January 1, 2022.
LATE PAYMENT PENALTY AND LIEN ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM
BE ADVISED that, until January 1, 2022, Executive Order 229 places a moratorium on local governments enforcing late payment charges and penalties on water or electric accounts or referring a delinquent water or electric payment to tax sale. On or after January 1, 2022, charges and penalties may be imposed for delinquent payments, and any payments remaining delinquent may be referred to a tax lien sale held by the municipal tax collector.
BILL ASSISTANCE AND ARREARAGE FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is currently developing a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). This program is designed to assist water and sewer customers facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information will be provided once the program goes live.
NJ LIFELINE CREDIT PROGRAM
Lifeline provides an annual energy benefit to qualified seniors and the disabled. The benefit can help eligible homeowners and renters with electric and/or natural gas costs. You can apply for Lifeline by using the NJSave application, available at www.aging.nj.gov. For more information about Lifeline, call 1-800-792-9745, or https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/lifelinedetail.html.
Lifeline is administered by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS).
NEW JERSEY 211
Dial 2-1-1 any day, any time for confidential referrals to local health and human service assistance services or search NJ 2-1-1’s on-line database at: www.nj211.org.
2-1-1- is funded by the United Ways of NJ in partnership Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021 with the State of New Jersey.
Social Services in New Jersey may be aware of additional resources and programs. For additional assistance go to: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SocialServices/.