This notice announces relief measures for residential ratepayers experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this message in its entirety. For more information contact the Tax Collector at 732-294-2022
INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABILITY
BE ADVISED that State law requires residential customers to be offered an installment plan for any water, sewer, and/or electric arrearages accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022. To maintain the installment plan, a residential customer must make timely payments on all current charges. If the monthly installment and/or current charges are not paid within 30 days after the due date, then the installments plan is void and enforcement can proceed on the unpaid arrears at any time after March 15, 2022.
Sewer liens that were sold before January 1, 2022 cannot be included in the installment plan. Residents must enroll in the payment plan no later than April 15, 2022.
LATE FEES, CHARGES AND PENALTIES
BE ADVISED that P.L. 2021, c. 317 prohibits local governments from charging residential customers interest, fees, or charges for late payment of water or electric charges accruing between March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2022 until after March 15, 2022 at which time interest and penalties may begin to accrue. This prohibition does not apply to sewer liens that were sold before January 1, 2022. Late interest, fees or charges may be enforced against arrearages accruing before March 9, 2020 and after March 15, 2022.