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State of NJ Programs

2020 Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR)

New for 2020: We Will File for You; No Action Required by You

We will file 2020 ANCHOR applications on behalf of most qualified residents who received a 2019 ANCHOR benefit earlier this year. If you qualify, you will receive an “ANCHOR Benefit Confirmation Letter” in August of 2023, notifying you that you meet the requirements.

If the information in your confirmation letter remains the same as your prior filing, no action is required on your part. Benefit payments will be issued using the same method and banking information used in your prior filing and contained in your confirmation letter. You can check the status of your benefit payment beginning in mid-October.

However, if any information from your prior filing changed, you must file your application to update these changes (using one of the methods to the right) before September 30, 2023. We will not make adjustments to your name or banking information after September 30, 2023. Payments will be issued using the information we have on file.

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2022 Senior Freeze Program/Disabled Person (Property Tax Reimbursement) Deadline October 31, 2023. You Can Now File Online (See 3rd Bullet)

The deadline for filing the applications is October 31, 2023. The Tax Collector will have first-time filer applications available for taxpayers around March 30, 2023. Verification of Taxes PTR-1A or PTR-2A must be filled out in its entirety (Part I) by the applicant and place this page only in the mail, drop box or in-person for the Tax Collector’s signature. DO NOT MAIL OR PLACE THE WHOLE BOOKLET APPLICATION IN THE DROP BOX! Place Verification of Taxes (PTR-1A or PTR-2-A) in a sealed envelope in the drop box with your telephone number along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope. Please allow 2-3 weeks once received for completion. No application(s) will be completed during tax quarters which last for 10-15 days; these need to be sent in one week prior to tax quarters. The completed forms may be picked up when you receive a phone call Monday-Thursdays only during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. There are no pickups on Fridays. Forms can be returned via mail as well; let me know which you prefer.

Instead of having the Tax Collector complete the PTR-1A or PTR-2A you may send in your required documents; see the instructions in the booklet for the same.

Senior/Disabled Person Freeze checks will be mailed to qualified applicants as follows:

If you applied Your check will be issued on or before:
Before May 1, 2023 July 15, 2023
Between May 1 – June 1, 2023 Sept. 1, 2023
Between June 2 – Sept. 1, 2023 Nov. 1, 2023
Between Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2023 Dec. 1, 2023


  • For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go online to and select “Property Tax Relief” and then Senior Freeze Program or call 1-800-882-6597.
  • You must make an appointment to visit a Regional Information Center: For locations that are open, go to and select Contact Us.
  • To file a PTR-1 or PTR-2 application online, go to, select Property Tax Relief and then Senior Freeze Program.
  • Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for hearing-impaired users: 1 (800) 286-6613 or (609) 984-7300.
  • Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general questions:

2022 Eligibility Requirements: Click on the linked document below.


Last Updated: Mon, 08/21/2023 - 10:51am