Please be advised that Belleville will conduct a Property Tax Lien Sale on Thursday, December 28, 2017 for any past due property tax bills prior to November 13, 2017. In order to avoid a potential tax lien, any Belleville homeowner with a yet unpaid outstanding property tax balance as of November 13, 2017 should reconcile this matter as soon as possible. Please note the following timetable pertaining to the Property Tax Lien Sale:
- Homeowners with prior year(s) unpaid property taxes must reconcile their debt by 4 PM Tuesday, November 21, 2017 to avoid public legal notice of their name/address appearing in the Belleville Times as being subject to the Property Tax Lien Sale. You must visit the Tax Collector’s Office in person and cannot pay outstanding balances online through the Township website. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED – you must have either a bank check, money order or cash when visiting the Tax Collector’s Office.
- The listing of those subject to the Property Tax Lien Sale will be published in the November 30th edition of the Belleville Times and will continue to be published for 4 consecutive weeks through the Tax Lien Sale date of December 28, 2017. Following this publication in the Belleville Times, homeowners subject to the Tax Lien Sale will have until 4 PM, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 to visit the Tax Collector’s Office in person to resolve their debt. Once again personal checks will not be accepted – you must have either a bank check, money order or cash.
- On the day of the Property Tax Lien Sale, Thursday, December 28, 2017, the Tax Collector’s Office will not accept any last minute payments to avoid the Tax Sale.
While property tax and water bills can be ordinarily paid online via the Township website, if you become subject to a Tax Lien, you will need to visit the Belleville Tax Collector’s Office in person to resolve the debt.
If you have any questions about this matter, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 973-450-3342.