2019 Senior Freeze Applications EXTENDED AGAIN
Dec. 30 2020 Update:
The State budget that went into effect on October 1, 2020 fully funds the 2019 Senior Freeze program. Eligible taxpayers began receiving payments on October 15, 2020.
The application deadline has been extended to February 1, 2021. There's still time to file. Visit the NJ Division of Taxation website.
About Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. A senior will get the difference between their base year (first year of eligibility) property tax amount and the current year property tax amount, as long as the current year is higher than the base year.
To qualify, the resident must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year. The current application year is 2019.
Applications for Senior Freeze (PTR-2 Forms) were mailed in February to the resident's prior year address. If you do not receive your booklet by early March, contact the Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Information Line for assistance at 1-800-882-6597. The US Postal Service does not forward application booklets.
If you have never filed for Senior Freeze before, you will need to fill out a PTR-1 form. The Hazlet Tax Collector's office has the application form, which comes in a blue booklet.