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MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION

With the fall season and shortening daylight hours comes heightened deer activity.

Motorists are urged to have a heightened awareness in anticipation of deer throughout the Township.

Travel the speed limit, leave stopping space between you and the next vehicle, and be ready to respond to unanticipated deer on the roadway.

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REVISIONS TO CHAPTER 120, FIREARMS, AND UPDATED NO DISCHARGE MAPS

At the Township Committee Meeting of August 13, 2014, Ordinance 2014-16 was adopted after public hearing, which revised Municipal Code Chapter 120, Firearms.  The following are links to the adopted Ordinance 2014-16, and the revised “no discharge” map in both color and black and white versions:

Ordinance 2014-16 Firearms

Firearms No Discharge Map (color) (8-2014)

Firearms No Discharge Map (8-2014)

The above links may also be found on the Police Department’s section of this website.

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MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The archery only deer hunting season for designated areas in Monmouth County Parks begins October 1, 2014.

For additional information, click on the following link:  MCPS Deer Management Program

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TAX SALE – DECEMBER 9, 2014

When unpaid taxes or any municipal lien, or part thereof, on real property remains in arrears at the end of the prior year, the Tax Collector or other officer charged by law in the municipality with that duty shall enforce the lien by selling the property at tax sale.

All real property assessed and remaining delinquent for the payment of property taxes and interest for the year 2013 will be subject to tax sale on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Town Hall Meeting Room, 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, NJ  07722.

Payment Due Date:  October 17, 2014 – To avoid additional penalties, costs and publication of name, address, and outstanding tax balance in the Asbury Park Press every week for four weeks  prior to tax sale, property owners must pay all 2013 principle and interest and 2014 interest.  Please note:  Once the tax sale listing appears in the Asbury Park Press, subsequent publications cannot be revised reflecting tax payment.

To expedite payment, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at Town Hall (732-462-5470, x 2) for a quote of the entire 2013 delinquency including the current interest for 2014 unpaid taxes.  Payments are accepted in cash, money order, or certified check payable to the Township of Colts Neck.

 

 

 

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TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please note:   Governor Christie has delayed funding the Homestead Benefit Program, which was reported in newspapers and on local television stations several weeks ago.  Funding is anticipated in May 2015, and once received, new tax bills will be issued and mailed to all property owners.  If the Homestead Benefit Program is further delayed by the Governor, the credit would be reflected in next year’s regular tax mailing sent out the first week of July.

The 3rd Quarter 2014 tax payment was due August 1, 2014.  The 3rd quarter’s grace period ended 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Please contact the Township’s Tax Collector’s Office, 732-462-5470, prompt #2, with any tax payment questions.

The Township taxpayer now has several options for tax payment. For Tax Payment options, click here.

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Peddlers, Canvassers, Solicitors MUST be licensed by Colts Neck – “NO KNOCK” option available

Every door-to-door peddler, canvasser and/or solicitor must be licensed by the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Town Hall.  The photo identification license badge issued by the Colts Neck Municipal Clerk must be worn prominently and be visible during door-to-door solicitations.  In the event you are visited by an unlicensed door-to-door peddler, canvasser and/or solicitor, please call  Police non-emergency  (732-462-4343)  IMMEDIATELY to report (available 24/7).

Residents or business owners receiving uninvited solicitations stuffed in or affixed to entry doors/gates, mailboxes (not processed through the USPS mail system) or anywhere on one’s property should contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Town Hall to advise (732-462-5470, x 100).

As a resident or business owner, you may request, in writing to the Municipal Clerk (124 Cedar Drive), to have your address included on the “no knock”  list barring uninvited solicitations  from Colts Neck Township licensed peddlers, canvassers, and/or solicitors, and/or you may post a sign on your premises, “No Solicitors Invited”.   Again, in the event you are visited by an unlicensed door-to-door peddler, canvasser and/or solicitor, please call  Police non-emergency  (732-462-4343)  IMMEDIATELY to report (available 24/7).

Municipal Code Chapter 168

Application for Peddlers, Canvassers or Solicitors License

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