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

The CITY OF CAMDEN announces the sale of its 2020 and prior delinquent sewer and CCMUA charges through an on-line auction on December 13, 2021, ending at 9am. For a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs, please visit

Certificate purchasers are herewith advised, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6, that industrial properties may be subject to the “Environmental Clean Up Responsibility Act,” the “Spill Compensation and Control Act(N.J.S.A. 58:58:10-23.11),” and the “Water Pollution Control Act(N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1).” These laws preclude the municipality from issuing a tax sale certificate to any purchaser who is or may be in any way connected to the prior owner or operator of such sites. **information can be viewed free of charge beginning Friday, November 19th **

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

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.

Tax Billing Update:
Please be advised that 3rd qtr. estimated bills will be mailed out on or about September 3, 2021, and will be due September 30, 2021. While this bill is an estimate, it still has the same status as a regular tax bill and may be paid without interest until September 30, 2021. After September 30, 2021 interest will revert back to August 1, 2021. 

When the 2021 tax rate for the City of Camden has been certified by the Camden County Board of Taxation, we will then send out reconciled bills for 4th quarter 2021 and 1st and 2nd quarter 2022. This reconciled bill will reflect the TOTAL taxes billed for the calendar year 2021. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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