- In Scotch Plains, tax bills are mailed out once a year, usually in June or July, containing four stubs: August and November of the current year and February and May of the subsequent year.
- Tax payments in Scotch Plains are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year. There is a 10-calendar day grace period each quarter, however, it is important to note that interest accrues from the original due date for any payments received after the 10-calendar day grace period. Interest is at the rate of 8 percent per annum on the first $1500. 18% percent on the amount in excess of $1500.
- If your mailing address changes, and you are still to receive a tax bill, contact the Scotch Plains Tax Collector office in writing advising them where all correspondence should now be sent.
- Fanwood's taxes are due and payable quarterly with due dates of February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
Who to call: The Scotch Plains Tax Assessor can be reached at 908-322-6700. The Fanwood Tax Assessor can be reached at 908-322-8236.
- Scotch Plains and Fanwood share a tax assessor. He is Michael Ross. Ross is responsible for assessing the value on new and improved properties in the borough and township for tax purposes and is responsible for the administration of tax appeals. The tax assessor is a statutory position and the holder of this office must possess a Certified Tax Assessor Certificate.