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2017 Homestead Benefit Program


Because the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to negatively impact the State economy, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury has frozen a portion of spending in order to ensure the State can meet its emergency and statutorily required obligations. Regrettably, this includes freezing funding to support the 2017 Homestead Benefit program.

As a result, any credits intended to be applied to the May 1st property tax bills can no longer be supported by the State at this time. This includes checks or direct deposit to homeowners who previously sold their home, or owners of continuing care and co-op facilities. We empathize with homeowners who depend on these credits, but these proactive steps are necessary at this time. Please continue to check Taxation's website and Treasury’s homepage for updated information.

Mailing Schedule

We mailed 2017 Homestead Benefit filing information over a three-week period. See the mailing schedule below.

Mailing Expected to Begin
Email Delivery Expected to Begin
Middlesex, Passaic, Sussex, Hunterdon September 11, 2019 September 13, 2019
Camden, Morris, Hudson September 13, 2019 September 17, 2019
Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Salem September 16, 2019 September 20, 2019
Bergen, Atlantic, Cumberland, Warren September 18, 2019 September 24, 2019
Ocean, Mercer, Cape May September 20, 2019 September 26, 2019
Monmouth, Union, Somerset September 23, 2019 September 27, 2019

The deadline to file the 2017 Homestead Benefit application was December 2, 2019.

If you did not receive your 2017 Homestead Benefit filing information or an email message, wait at least two weeks after the expected mailing date for your county before contacting us.

If you filed last year and did not receive your application, you may be able to get your ID/PIN and additional filing information here.

Note: If you did not file an application for the 2016 benefit, you were a new homeowner in 2017, or your property was new construction in 2017, your ID and PIN may not be available. Contact us to receive filing instructions at 1-888-238-1233 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., except State holidays) or visit a Regional Information Center for help.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/25/20