General Information
Tax Collector
Deborah A. Lindholm
Tax Clerk
Lisa Brown
643 Washington St
Cape May,

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30pm

Tax Collector

2023 Final & 2024 Preliminary Tax Bills are in process and will be mailed by Friday, August 4, 2023.

A grace period of 25 days from the date of mailing has been granted for the August 1, 2023 payment as permitted by NJ State Mandate.

Payments received on or before AUGUST 30, 2023 will not be charged interest, payments received after AUGUST 30, 2023, will be assessed interest in accordance with Title 54:4-67 as of August 1, 2023.





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 for the City of Cape May. 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.

For information regarding State Property Tax Relief Programs, including eligibility criterion and potential deduction or credit amounts, please visit the Division of Taxation's website at

Due to safety concerns, the payment drop box was relocated to the side entrance of City Hall, away from the construction zone.

Should you need assistance, please call 609-884-9540 or 609-884-9541

  • 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
  • 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.