Hopewell Township has announced that the issuance of 2019 tax bills has been delayed as the county certification process took longer than normal.

Tax bills are now expected to be available online as of July 24, and will be mailed to all residents over the coming week.

As a result of this delay, Hopewell Township will extend the grace period for third-quarter tax payments, with payment now being due within 25 days after they are mailed, which will be between Aug. 19 and Aug. 22.

Residents can pay their property taxes online, drop off checks in person at the tax collector office, or mail a check to Hopewell Township.

If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to the Hopewell Township Tax Collector, Mary Kennedy-Nadzak, at (609) 737-0605, Ext. 6450.

Commenting on the delay, Mayor Kristin McLaughlin noted: “We wanted to share this news proactively given our issues with the Pennington Post Office last year. It’s unfortunate that the state, and then therefore the county, needed extra time to certify the tax rate. This is completely out of our control, but will affect our residents.

“To be fair to our residents, we will also be extending the Q3 grace period for property tax payments. Payments will now be due no later than 25 days after the bills are mailed, likely sometime the week of August 19th,” she said in a media release.

Hopewell Township reports that it will be able to delay its payments to the county and schools as a result of this issue.