Under State of New Jersey Executive Order 190 and 229, no household in New Jersey can have its Water service shut off due to non-payment through June 30, 2021. The City of Ventnor already abides by this provision and will continue to do so. The City of Ventnor has ceased the accrual of interest and delinquent penalties on Utility services during the Public Health Emergency https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/
If you are need of assistance, Atlantic County Division of Public Health, Department of Humans Services https://www.atlantic-county.org/ or 201 Shore Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225 (609) 645-5935 has programs.
Customer Assistance programs at the state level are available at New Jersey 211, any day, any time for confidential referrals to local health and human service assistance services or search NJ 2-1-1’s online database at www.nj211.org
The Ventnor City Tax collector handles an assortment of activities, which include the following:
The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the City of Ventnor City. Tax bills are mailed annually in July. Property taxes are due on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. The City of Ventnor City does permit a 10 day grace period. Please be advised that the State of New Jersey DOES NOT allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks, therefore, the taxes must be received in our office on or before the 10th. Should the 10th fall on a weekend or legal holiday, you will have until the next business day to make payment. Payments may be made by check, cash or money order. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, charging interest on delinquent taxes and tax sale procedures. No one has the authority to forgive interest on delinquent taxes.
There are three separate and distinct property tax relief programs available to New Jersey homeowners from the State.
***These (2) benefits are administered by the local municipality. Eligibility Requirements, applications, and assistance with these deductions are available at the Tax Assessment Office.
The State funded PTR program reimburses qualified applicants for the property tax increases they may incur each year from the base year. The base year is the first year an applicant meets eligibility requirements. It is important to understand the taxpayer pays the taxes as they come due and then the increase is reimbursed the following year. The deadline to submit the 2018 PTR applications is October 31, 2019. For updated information on changes to the Senior Freeze Program for 2018, check the Division of Taxation's website
The filing deadline for 2016 Homestead Benefit Applications was November 30, 2018. Homestead benefits for 2016 have been applied to the May 2019 property tax bills. Additional information on the 2016 homestead benefit will be posted when it becomes available. For eligibility and other information about the Homestead Benefit Program go to:
Automatic Direct Withdrawal
The office offer a Direct Withdrawal program for Tax and Water/Sewer bills. Please contact the Tax office for forms and information