Interior work such as painting, paneling, tiling, replacement fixtures and/or cabinets do not require a permit. Replacing electrical wiring, plumbing, constructing or removing walls does require a permit. Permits are also required for decks, fences, and shed.
Please call (609) 864-1226 to have the Housing Department verify the release the information and prevent any issues during closing. Excess garbage is subject to $250 escrow fee and a missing recycling bucket $100 escrow fee.
Contact the Construction Department at (609) 864-1203. The staff will guide you through the permit process and requirements.
Permits are required to ensure that all work being performed is in compliance with the proper codes, and being constructed in a safe manner.
First you should contact the Construction Department for a list of criteria required for each specific type of work. Once you have all of the information/paperwork required, you can complete a construction permit application. Once this process has been completed, the Construction Staff will review your permit for the proper criteria, and process for approvals.
Both basement work and a pool require a construction permit.
A certificate of “approval” is issued on all permits/types of work once all the proper finals have been approved. A “certificate of occupancy” is issued on all new construction.
In the Township certain land uses are allowed in areas where such use is appropriate. Depending on the area and the use a zoning permit may be necessary. A zoning permit is required for a new business or a business relocating to a new location. This requirement does not apply to a home based business.
The code states that a homeowner may draw their own plans. It is strongly suggested that if a homeowner is unfamiliar with the codes and construction, they have an architect or engineer draw the plans.
Please contact the Zoning/Planning Department to learn about setback requirements.
The Zoning/Planning Department can help you determine what zone your property is in. A representative can be reached at (609) 261-7338
Contact the Mount Holly Township Water & Sewer Department (609) 267-0015.
A permit is kept in the Construction Department archives for the life of the dwelling.
Tax Collection due dates are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st. There is a ten day grace period for payment.
Tax payments may be made with check, cash or money order. For your convenience, there is a drop box located in front of the Municipal Building by the front steps.
Debit/Credit card payments are accepted online only.
Fees for online payments are: $1.95 if paid from a checking account and 2.95% of the payment amount if using a credit card or debit card.
If you would like to have a receipt sent to you, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
Although we understand that things happen, which may delay your payment, and perhaps you have never been late before, we are unable to waive interest. Once a tax payment is considered delinquent, interest must be charged.
Per state statue the collector is required to collect interest on delinquent taxes. No one has the authority to waive delinquent interest.
Please note that if you have a mortgage company, the only way we can send information to your mortgage company, is providing we have a tax authorization form on file in our office, allowing us to do so. If we do not have a bank code on file, the system will generate an original bill which will be mailed to the owner of record.
A lot of mortgage companies use a paying agency for their tax payments, and these agencies receive an electronic file from us for every tax quarter, which includes every one of our tax lines. The companies will then select the ones they need to pay and return it with payment; therefore some mortgage companies do not send us a tax authorization, as they know they will be receiving an electronic file.
Should you have a question, as to whether or not your mortgage company will be paying your upcoming taxes since you received the bill, please contact your mortgage company. They are the only ones that can give you a definite answer.
Should you receive a tax bill, with the words “FOR ADVICE ONLY’, and your mortgage has been satisfied, please call the office.
**Please Note*** you will need to use the “FOR ADVICE ONLY” copy to pay your taxes until your next billing.
We need a written request (48 hours prior) requesting a redemption figure, with a date that we would receive the payment, along with the block/lot/lien number. This payment must be CERTIFIED FUNDS, CASH OR MONEY ORDER. Send request for redemption to:
Mount Holly Township, Tax Collector
23 Washington Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Each year Mount Holly Township holds an ACCELERATED ONLINE TAX SALE in December. This sale will take place on December 13, 2022. All taxes, sewer and property maintenance payments, must be made by 1PM on November 10, 2022. If your payment is not received it be will listed for Tax Sale and notice of tax sale will be published in the Burlington County Times.
All payments received after 11/10/22 must be made by MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED CHECK. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.