643 Washington St
Cape May,

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tax Collector
Deborah Urquhart-Lindholm
Tax Clerk
Mariah Kennedy

Tax Collector

2020 Final / 2021 Preliminary billing:

You should receive the 2020 Final / 2021 Preliminary tax bill containing November, February, & May installment coupons by the end of September.

Due to November 1, 2020 falling on a Sunday, payments are due by the close of business on November 2, 2020.


Billing, Collecting, Reporting, Enforcement of municipal taxes

Tax Collector is obligated to follow all State Statutes regarding the collection of property taxes including billing, due dates, interest, and tax sale.


(Mandated under N.J.S.A. 54:4-66)

February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st

No grace period is allotted. The State of New Jersey does not permit postmark.

If the first falls on a weekend or holiday, payment is due the next business day following the weekend or holiday, without interest.

Tax bills are to be forwarded upon sale of property between buyer and seller. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the owner from paying taxes, interest applies to all late payments.

Tax bills are mailed once annually in June or July, once the City of Cape May has received the certified tax rate

and encompasses the second half of the current year (August & November) as well as an estimated first half of the subsequent year (February & May).

Should you not receive or misplace your bill, please contact this office for another copy.

Payments can be mailed, paid online, or placed in our drop box located in our parking lot, next to the rear corner of the Fire Department closest to the Washington Street entrance.

Please notify the tax office of any address change in writing via mail or email.


8% per annum on the first $1,500.00 of a delinquency and 18% per annum on any delinquency in excessive of $1,500.00

To receive a receipt for tax/utility payments, please forward the entire bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

There is a $20.00 returned payment fee for any item not honored by the bank.