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Residents Can Pay Bills Online Through Web Site

Traffic tickets, other violations can be paid online now too. Residents can also register and pay for recreation activities.

Residents can now pay their property taxes and utility bills online thanks to a new service linked to on the township’s Web site.

Residents can pay their property taxes, utility bills, court fines, and register for events sponsored by the township’s parks and recreation department.

There are several options when visiting the page. Clicking on the Online Payment Center link under Pay My Taxes takes residents to a page where they can pay their property taxes and utility bills for free. Users can set up a schedule to have payments deducted from a checking account on a recurring basis. The system accepts electronic checks.

Individuals will need to submit an application to the revenue collection division to have payments automatically deducted from a checking account. (Copies of the applications for recurring tax and utility payments have been attached to this article.)

Those assessed with fines for a traffic violation can also pay their fine online via the NJMC Direct service. Violators need to have their parking or traffic ticket, and license plate number handy when paying a fine. Credit or debit cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo may be used.

Users will have a pay a convenience fee between $1 and $4 to use the direct service system.

The system is made possible through E-Government Systems, a company that provides state and municipal governments with payment solutions and other online services.

The parks and recreation department also has a special Web site where residents can register for a class or activity.

The site also features several sub-categories of various activities, lessons, trips, and facility badges.

Residents can also register to receive RSS feeds, traffic advisories, and public notices from the township through the township’s Web site.

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Justice July 16, 2012 at 07:34 PM
When will this township accept credit card payments? Others have been doing so for quite some time.
Daniel Hubbard (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I know the feeling Justice. They should absolutely accept credit card payments.
Justice July 16, 2012 at 08:47 PM
It is a quick way to accumulate points/cash back which will help to alleviate the pain of the high taxes.
Wayne's World July 16, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Credit card payments will cost the town an additional 3% service charge, more for AMEX. This is a step in the right direction, but I think anyone with a mortgage is probably smart to pay monthly with their mortgage payment...others may not have a choice and must do it this way. A nice service but I wouldn't want the town to spend the extra money on credit card service fees, unless they pass it on to the consumer who elects to pay this way. Many small companies and the IRS do it this way for online payments.
Justice July 17, 2012 at 09:58 AM
Some people would rather pay a surcharge to their credit card, accumulating points and whatever rather than have a bank hold their tax payments in escrow, making money on their money. Regardless, it is an individual choice, which once again, this township does not believe in governing by the people; but rather by an iron fist down everyone's throat.
Justice July 19, 2012 at 09:14 PM
According to American Express, it is a violation of their agreement with merchants (including government entities) for a surcharge to be placed on the purchases. I am not sure about the other cards YET.

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