Tax Collector

The Office of the Tax Collector

Office Hours
9am – 4pm

Tax Collector: Steve Gallagher
Assistant to the Tax Collector: Judith Woolley (

Extension 121

Property Tax Relief Programs


Homestead Rebate – 1 (888) 238-1233

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) – 1 (800) 882-6597 or 1 (800) 323-4400 – The Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Program, now in its sixteenth year; reimburses qualified applicants for the property tax increases they incur each year. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the property taxes due and paid in the applicant’s “base year” and the property taxes for the current year. Applicants must continue to meet all the income eligibility and residency requirements and must file an application each year to receive the reimbursement. Call the above toll free numbers or your local tax office for more information.

$250.00 Property Tax Deduction – for Senior Citizens/Disable Persons, is an annual deduction of $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or 100% disabled, who have income under $10,000 a year excluding Social Security benefits. Forms are mailed from your local tax office the first week of December, and are due back to the Tax Collector/Assessor’s office March 1st of the following year. Forms are also available at

$250.00 Veteran Deduction – is an annual deduction of $250 from property taxes for homeowner who is a qualified war veteran and their unmarried surviving spouse, civil union, or domestic partner. Form available at Collector/Assessor Office.

Property Tax Exemption for War-Time 100% Disabled Veterans – Must be a war-time service connected and 100% disabled. VA letter required. Forms available at Collector/Assessor Office.

Direct Account Debit Authorization for Automatic Quarterly Tax Payments

The Borough of South Toms River now has a new way to pay your taxes!

 Automatic direct debit to your checking or savings account 

  • Debit your account automatically on the 5th or next business day; the month taxes are due. Never forget to pay your taxes or get charged delinquent interest again.
  • E-Mail notification several days prior to transaction posting.
  • Just fill out the form, attach a voided check (or for a savings account a letter from your bank with the AVA number and account number) and sent it to the Tax Office at 144 Mill St, South Toms River, NJ 08757. Forms are available online at, and at the Tax Office.


The State of NJ provides information regarding the following programs at their website or by calling the following numbers:

Property Tax Reimbursement

To check the status of a filed application call 1-800-882-6597

To ask questions call 1-800-882-6597

To listen to information or order an application call 1-800-323-4400

Homestead Rebate Infoline

Phone 1-800-238-1233

TTY Users call 1-800-286-6613





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