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

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