Department of Finance
Bureau of Revenue Collections
520 Market Street
City Hall, Room 117
PO Box 95120
Camden, NJ 08101-5120
Phone: 856-757-7003, 7002, 7004, 7134
Email: tax@ci.camden.nj.us

Beginning tomorrow (Friday, August 21, 2020) there will be a secure lockbox placed in the City of Camden Tax Office lobby (located at Camden City Hall, 520 Market Street in Room 117) for individuals to drop off water and sewer payments.  Payments placed in the lockbox will be collected by the water company on Wednesday of each week. Questions please contact the City of Camden Tax Office by calling 856-757-7003 or email Tax@ci.camden.nj.us

Important Reminder
Due to the national coin shortage, the City of Camden Bureau of Revenue Collections will be requiring exact change from all customers.  For those customers who do not have exact change, payments can be rounded to the next dollar. The overpayment and difference will be credited to the future tax quarter.

Goals and Objectives:

  • To increase the percentage of current tax revenues collected. To decrease the Reserve for Uncollected Taxes appropriation line.
  • To reduce the number of tax liens receivable.

Office Operations:

  • Prepare and mail tax bills within the dates prescribed by law
  • Provide central cashiering for the City of Camden, including taxes and departmental turnovers, posting all payments and receipts in a timely manner
  • Service customer accounts on a daily basis
  • Generate and mail delinquent notices quarterly
  • Enforce the collection of taxes, assessments and utility charges by holding annual tax sales within the time prescribed by law
  • Service outside lien holder accounts-providing a list of subsequent amounts due for payment. Receiving and verifying affidavit of payments from outside lien holders
  • Request the return of Tax Lien Certificates stamped for cancellation for all redeemed liens. Upon the receipt of the redeemed Certificates, return redemption amounts to the outside lien holders
  • Daily & monthly reports to the Treasurer
  • Monthly reports to the Director of Finance
  • Yearly reports to the governing body
  • Research the paid/delinquent & lien statuses of said properties for title, mortgage, and insurance companies and then issue an official certified tax search
  • Verify the tax status of certain properties to process fire insurance checks and to report the status to the Building, Zoning, and License & Inspection Bureaus upon request
  • Sort incoming and interoffice mail; postage-meter outgoing mail