The county budget was adopted Wednesday night, which means once the tax rate is struck for Burlington County towns, tax bills can go out to the residents of Cinnaminson.
Due to the delay of the sale of Buttonwood Hospital—which was finalized just last week, according to Phillyburbs.com—the final budget vote was pushed back, too.
“Our goal is to have it mailed out by Friday,” said Charlene Webster, county spokesperson, of each town’s final tax rate. “The towns should get it by Monday.”
Sandra Root, Cinnaminson’s tax collector, said tax bills would be prepared when the tax rate is known. After bills are mailed out, residents have 25 days to pay their taxes. However, the Aug. 1 deadline still stands—there’s just an extended grace period.
“From that point,” Root said Wednesday, “if people come in a day after the grace period, the interest charged goes back to Aug. 1”
That information, Root said, will be stated on the tax bills.
There are a few ways to pay your tax bill this year and online payment is becoming more popular. is still available however paying online or directly debiting from a checking account is gaining popularity.
Residents can visit this site and add in their property information to pay their taxes online.
There is also a form (attached to the right) residents can fill out and hand into the tax collector’s office with a voided check to start directly debiting their accounts every time taxes are due.
“We probably have 100 people or so who are doing it that way,” Root said. “Just remember—if you sell your property, they need to let us know to discontinue charging that account.”
Root just wants to let residents know the tax rate information is out of the township’s control at this point.
“Just be patient,” Root said, “We’re going to have the bills out to people just as quickly as we can.”