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Tax Collection Division

Tax Sale – December 29, 2020
Sale will conclude at 9am on 12/29/2020

Tax sale will be electronic this year.  All payments must be in by 11/13/20 in order to avoid listing.  Any payment for a tax sale item received after 11/30/20 must be cash or certified check.  View list at www.matawan.newjerseytaxsale.com

The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection and reporting of taxes for all Borough properties.  Property taxes are based on the Assessor's valuation of real property and are levied for the calendar year.  The taxes for the Borough, regional school district and county purposes are combined into one that is apportioned on the tax bill by rate and amount for taxpayer information only.

Matawan Borough participates in an accelerated tax sale which will conclude on December 29, 2020. Any property with a tax, water, sewer or special charge balance as of November 13, 2020 is eligible for this sale.  To avoid this sale, you must have all balances paid in full no later than December 18, 2020. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs, along with bidding instructions, please visit https://matawan.newjerseytaxsale.com  after November 20, 2020. Information can be viewed free of charge.

The Tax Collector collected 99% (unaudited) of the total tax levy in 2019.

Tax bills, which would include the 3rd and 4th quarter payments for 2021 and the 1st and 2nd quarter payments for 2022, are in the process of being mailed. The 2021 3rd quarter tax bill is still technically due August 1, 2021, but the grace period will be extended to August 27, 2021.


Matawan Borough's tax rate for 2021 is as follows:


County Tax                                  $   .227


County Open Space                          .027


County Health Budget                       .005


Regional School                              1.641


Local Municipal                                 .784


Local Library                                     .033


Total Rate for 2021                    $ 2.717 per $100 of assessed value

Taxes are due the first of February, May, August, and November and must be received in our office no later than the 10th calendar day.  Interest will start calculating on all accounts that remain open after the 10th calendar day of month due.  Interest is calculated at 8% per annum for balances under $1500 and 18% per annum for balances over $1500.

Any account with a $10,000 balance as of December 31st, will incur an additional 6% penalty.  Please keep in mind, the Borough of Matawan participates in the accelerated tax sale program, therefore, any property with a tax, water or sewer balance as of November 11th, will be subject to tax sale by year's end.

Deductions are available for senior citizens, disabled persons, veterans, widows of veterans and permanently and totally disabled veterans.  Please contact our office for the qualifications and application.

You can contact us at:

732-566-3898 x609 or by writing us at

201 Broad Street
Matawan, NJ  07747

Our offices are located at this location.

Payments are accepted in person, regular mail, and express mail.  You can pay by credit card by visiting www.officialpayments.com for a convenience fee.  Please visit this site for additional payment information by credit card.

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