The tax bills you are about to receive will look different than they have in the past. These are estimated payments, instead of final payments for 2020 and preliminary for 2021. Below we provide some additional information about why we are sending out estimated bills and what they mean.

In light of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, and consistent with guidance provided by the Division of Local Government Services, our Governing Body has approved the issuance of ESTIMATED 3rd quarter tax bills.

The State of New Jersey has delayed the adoption of their budget until September 30, 2020, therefore the 2020 certified tax rate will not be available until after the statutory deadline to mail regular tax bills. Please be advised that the City has started to send out estimated 3rd quarter tax bills that will be due Aug 1, 2020 with a 10-day grace period. While this bill is an estimate, it still has the same status as a regular tax bill and may be paid without interest until Aug 10, 2020. After 8/10/20 interest will revert back to 8/1/2020.

When the 2020 tax rate for Lambertville City has been certified by the Hunterdon County Tax Board, hopefully by September, the Tax Collector will then send out reconciled bills for 4th quarter 2020 and 1st and 2nd quarter 2021. This reconciled bill will reflect the TOTAL taxes billed for the calendar year 2020. If your mortgage company is responsible for paying your taxes we will still be sending them the estimated tax bill.

Our facilities remain closed to the public for safety reasons. Payments can made three ways, and we ask that you please pay online, if able to do so:

  • Pay online here.
  • Mailed to 18 York St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Attn: Tax Office; or
  • Dropped off at City Hall thru the front door slot; or

Anyone wanting a receipt should include a self-addressed stamped envelope if paying in paper. Please note that the estimated bill format is different from normal bills:

tax bill example

If you need any assistance please reach out to City Hall staff for assistance.