Tax / Utility Payments
Tax Information & Payments
Access property tax records using the block and lot or the property location.
The Tax Collector’s Office is located on the first floor of the Municipal Building. Posted hours are Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Tax Collector, Shari Key, may be reached during these hours at (609) 924-7445 and via e-mail at TaxCollector@rockyhill-nj.gov.
The Office of the Tax Collector receives and collects current and/or delinquent taxes as well as keeping tax records. The Tax Collector can answer questions about tax collections, however, questions about assessments should be directed to the Tax Assessor.
The quarterly installments are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. There is a 10 day grace period for each installment. Postmarks cannot be accepted. Partial payments are not accepted. Payments received after the 10th of the month following the due date will be charged interest from the first of the month. Payments may be made by mail, in person (either during regular collection hours or during regular hours of the Borough Clerk’s Office), and a drop-slot is available in the front door of the Municipal Building.
Please note: Payments in the drop slot after the close of Borough office hours on the 10th of the month when due will be considered late and assessed a late charge accordingly. If you require a receipt, please send entire tax bill and a self addressed, stamped envelope and your bill will be receipted and returned to you. Tax bills are generally mailed in July and the first payment is due on August 1 unless otherwise specified.
Interest is required to be charged on late payments per State statute as follows: 8% on the first $1500.00 of delinquency and 18% over $1500.00. Accounts will remain at the 18% rate until brought current. Accounts with prior year delinquencies will be sold at tax sale.
The tax sale is held at the end of the current year for unpaid taxes. The tax sale is advertised in the Somerset County Gazette.
When money is escrowed for taxes, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that the Tax Office is aware of same and provided with the lending agency’s bank code. Any time a property is refinanced or sold to another bank, the Tax Collector must be informed of the bank code change. When mortgages are satisfied, the Tax Collector must be advised of same in writing in order to remove the bank code.
Information regarding the ANCHOR property tax relief program: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml?
Paying Your Tax & Water/Sewer Bill
You can pay your taxes and water/sewer via MuniciPAY below using:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express (service fee will apply, see below)
Electronic Check Payments (service fee will apply, see below)
Credit Card Payments Made Online
Now you can pay your taxes and water/sewer from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa.
A per transaction service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.
State bulletin regarding pandemic utility payments relief: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/22/2022-09.pdf
Electronic Check Payments
Rocky Hill also accepts electronic check payments using our online payment service. Payments will be charged to your checking or savings account at your bank. You will need your 9-digit routing number, as well as your account number from your personal checks (see example below). A per transaction service fee of $1.50 will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.
IMPORTANT: When Payment Options appears, click on the "Switch to Pay with Check" link and then continue entering your information.
WATER/SEWER UTILITY BILL