2020 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)

Updated March 1, 2021 - Check Mailing Chart Below

The Division of Taxation mailed applications for the 2020 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) to senior citizens and disabled residents who may be eligible for the program. The deadline for filing the applications is November 1, 2021. The Tax Collector will not start signing off on the PTR-1A or PTR-2A until after March 5th with the below timeframe. The Tax Collector will have first-time filer applications available for mailing out after March 16, 2021. The counter is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19. 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 or window drop box for the Tax Collector’s signature. DO NOT MAIL OR PLACE THE WHOLE BOOKLET APPLICATION IN THE WINDOW 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 a tax quarter which lasts for 10-15 days; these need to be sent in two weeks prior to a tax quarter (tax qtrs. are May 1st, Aug. 1st and Nov. 1st).

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.

  • For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go online to www.njtaxation.org and select “Property Tax Relief” and then Senior Freeze Program or call 1-800-882-6597.
  • Visit a Regional Information Center: For locations go to www.njtaxation.org and select “Contact Us”; you will be required to make an appointment
  • 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: nj.taxation@treas.nj.gov
If you applied on or before Your check will be issued
Before May 1, 2021 July 15, 2021
Between May 2 – June 1, 2021 Sept. 1, 2021
Between June 2 – Sept. 1, 2021 Nov. 1, 2021
Between Sept. 2 – Nov. 1, 2021 Dec. 1, 2021

2020 Eligibility Requirement: Click on the linked document below.

Tax Relief Program: