An Important Message From the Tax Collector regarding GVSD Taxes:
Sept. 1, 2021 - “It has come to my attention that there have been delays in the depositing of checks for payment of Garnet Valley School District taxes. This issue pertains to those taxpayers who have mailed their school district tax checks to the TD Bank PO Box 48235 Newark, NJ 07101-4835 address. It is believed that the issue is a result of mail delays by the US Postal Service and/or delays in the processing of checks by TD Bank. This matter has been brought to the attention of TD Bank and I am awaiting a response.
Please rest assured that the discount amount will be honored for any payment postmarked on or before August 31st.”
Lou Girolami, Tax Collector
CORRECTED TAX BILLS
In Concord Township, property owners receive three different real estate tax bills each year. Concord Township and Delaware County tax bills are mailed in February. Garnet Valley School District tax bills are mailed in July. Real estate taxes are based on a millage rate which is determined by each of these governing bodies each year.
In 2021, the millage rate for Concord Township is 0.514 mills (or 0.453 without Fire Hydrant Tax). Delaware County’s tax rate is 2.999 mills. Garnet Valley School District’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and the millage rate for this period is 18.4414.Please Note: The GVSD millage rate is based on the old assessed value amounts prior to the new assessment that took effect January 1, 2021. When the school board adopts a new budget in June of 2021, it will set a new millage rate utilizing the new assessment amounts that went into effect on January 1, 2021.
How are real estate taxes calculated?
Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the local millage rate (property tax rate) by 1/1000th of the assessed value of the property. To calculate, take your ASSESSED value and divide by 1000, then multiply by the millage rate.
*Please note: Property assessments are set by the County.*
Sample Calculation of Concord Township tax:
If your home is assessed at $150,000:
$150,000 ÷ 1000 = 150 x 0.514 = $77.10
Who is responsible for paying real estate taxes?
All owners listed on the deed of a property are legally responsible for paying the full amount of the real estate tax.
Failure to receive a bill does not alleviate you from the responsibility.
Original tax bills are mailed to the homeowner, not the mortgage company. If funds are held in escrow to pay real estate taxes, avoid duplicate or missed payments by checking with your lender to determine payment expectations. Failure to pay property taxes can result in a tax lien or foreclosure. If necessary, contact the tax collector for a copy of the tax bill.
Lou Girolami - Tax Collector
Mr. Louis Girolami CPA (inactive), the appointed Tax Collector, is responsible for the billing, collection and recording of Concord Township Real Estate Taxes. All tax related inquires should be directed to Mr. Girolami, preferably by email.
Please note: the Tax Collector does not work from the Concord Township Municipal Office.