650 Poole Avenue Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to
Union Beach, NJ 07735 4:30pm. Payments are also accepted for both (using
Phone: 732-264-5662 separate checks) 24 hours a day by using the secure
732-264-5657 drop boxes across from Police Department Dispatch
Fax: 732-264-6283 Window at Borough Hall. Please include your Block
and Lot #'s on all checks. Payments can now also be paid online at:
Property Tax Collector: Desiree Durkin, CTC
Sewer Tax Collector: Alice Ostervich
Preliminary and Final Property Taxes
The first half taxes (Preliminary) of any year are based on half of the previous years' taxes. When the
bill for the second half taxes (Final) is rendered, the tax rate has been established and the total years'
tax fixed. The estimated (Preliminary) amount is deducted and the remainder becomes your second
half taxes (N.J.S.S. 54:4-64)
Property Tax payment due dates are: February 1, May 1, August 1, Nov. 1
All payments are due on the 1st of the month and each has a 10 day grace period (the maximum allowed
by State law). Everyone in town, from a residential property or business, have the same tax rate.
That tax rate is then multiplied by the assessed value to create the amount of taxes that you are billed.
Any questions regarding your assessments should be addressed to the Tax Assessor at the above link.
Sewer Tax payment due dates are: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.
All payments are due on the 1st of the month and have a 30 day grace period. Union Beach sewer bills
are flat rate fees of $125.00 per quarter, per living unit. Businesses are billed based on different
criteria. An example would be that restaurants are billed based on seating capacity.
The Borough of Union Beach operates under a State Calendar Year of January 1 to December 31.
Annually, at the close of our fiscal year, we have what is called a Tax Sale. That is when any tax
balances due to the town at the end of the year remain unpaid, that amount (both property tax and
sewer tax) will go to an advertised public sale where someone can come in and pay what is owed
to the town and then they, in turn, hold a lien on the property. All liens must be paid in full and can
be paid at the Tax office with certified funds.