Tax & Finance
The Finance Department is divided into three sections: Tax Assessment, Tax Collection, and Purchasing / Disbursement. The Assessor's Office is responsible for property valuation, while the Tax Collector assures the proper billing and collection of local property taxes.
Please be advised that the Township now accepts credit card payments for property taxes as well as garbage (solid waste), water, & sewer bills. There is a service fee assessed by the third-party vendor for the processing of any such transactions. The Township does not receive any portion of these monies as relates to this service payment option. Therefore, the municipality cannot waive or reduce this transaction fee for any reason.
Postmarks on Envelopes to Tax Collector
Please be advised that the State of New Jersey does not allow the Tax Collector to acknowledge postmarks when sending your tax or utility payment, either via first-class mail or paid through your bank online. Your payments must be received in the Tax Collector’s office on or before the applicable due dates.
Also be advised, failure to receive a tax or utility bill does not exempt you from paying your bills or interest due on any delinquencies. If you feel you have not received a tax or utility bill, it is your responsibility to check the status of your accounts online or call the Tax Collector or Utility Department. The Tax Collector is not responsible for any payments lost through the mailing process. If your payment gets lost in the mail (whether it be by first-class mailing or online payment through your bank), you are still responsible for the payment and any interest incurred. You may check the status of your accounts online or call the Tax Collector or Utility Department to verify your payment has been received.
Billing & Payment Schedule
New Billing and Payment Schedule for Solid Waste Utility bills: Solid Waste Utility bills will be mailed mid to late January of 2022. The new due dates are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.
Due to Current Health Concerns, We Would Prefer Payments Are Made by Check or Credit Card, Thank You.
Reminder from the Tax Collector’s Office
Property taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1, each quarter has a 10-day grace period. Payments must be received on or before the 10th to avoid interest in accordance with New Jersey State Statutes.
For your convenience, there is a mobile payment drop box located on the island in the lower level parking lot off of Town Hall that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also, you always have the option of using the online payment portal at the Sparta Township website if you prefer.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 973-729-4903. Thank you.
New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs
Find information on the Property Tax Reimbursement Program available to eligible New Jersey residents, 65 years of age or older.
- Certified List Request Form (PDF)
- Change of Mailing Address Form (PDF)
- How to Read a Tax Bill
- How to Read a Tax Bill Example (PDF)
- Lien Redemption Request Form (PDF)
- Property Tax Status Request Form (PDF)
- Sheet Set 01 (pages 1 through 2.10) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 02 (pages 3 through 3.19) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 03 (pages 4 through 4.15) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 04 (pages 5 through 9) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 05 (pages 10 through 13.02) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 06 (pages 14 through 21) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 07 (pages 22 through 30.01) (PDF)
- Sheet Set 08 (pages 31 through 37.02) (PDF)
- Tax Maps Index (PDF)
- Tax Rates and Ratios (PDF)