The collection of yard waste will resume on April 7th and will continue every Monday (except holidays) until late fall. Please remember no plastic bags-only brown bags and open containers. Branches must be bundled and tied in 4 foot lengths. The leafer will be out on the streets soon to assist in spring clean-up. Please be on the lookout for signs indicating when the leafer will be in your neighborhood. Remember to place leaves at the curb, not in bags and not blocking storm drains.
A $20.00 late fee will now be assessed for pet licenses. Licenses were due by March 31st. Dog licenses are $22.20 for spayed/neutered dogs and $25.20 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs. Cat licenses are $21.00. You must supply proof of spaying or neutering as well as rabies expiration certificate. Rabies vaccines must be good through October 30th of the licensing year . We are not permitted, by statute, to issue pet licenses if your rabies vaccine expires prior to October 30th of the licensing year.
AWA (Animal Welfare Association) is participating in the “PAWS & FEET” 5 K Race & Doggie Fun Day at Cooper River Park on Saturday, May 17th from 9 AM until 2 PM. You can register for the race at www.awanj.org/5k. Doggie Fun Day will include dog related activities, vendors, rescue groups, food and much more.
Second quarter real estate taxes are due between 5/1/14 and 5/12/14. Disallowance notices have been mailed to senior or disabled residents who were not eligible for their 2013 deduction for various reasons. Please note that if you were unable to file your post tax year statement by March 1st, you can file by May 1st if you attach a doctor’s note stating that you were unable to fill out the form due to medical reasons. If you were not eligible to receive this deduction, the bill for $250.00 must be paid by June 1st so as not to incur interest.
Remember-you can pay your bills in person at the counter in the front office, leave them in our drop box in the parking lot, mail them in or pay on-line at www.runnemedenj.org.
In addition to accepting electronic payments for tax & sewer bills through our website, the Borough of Runnemede offers the following payment options for your convenience: Drop-Box available 24 hours, located in the parking lot of the municipal building. You may use the drop box for paying your tax and/or sewer bill, dog license fee, court fines and construction permit fees. Payments received after business hours will be credited to the next business day. NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE PERMITTED IN THE DROP BOX.
Payments for court fines are accepted online at www.njmcdirect.com.
Visits to the tax/sewer office are always welcome! The offices are located directly on the Black Horse Pike. Short on time? You can always mail in your payments. If you require a receipt, please enclose the entire bill and a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment. Please note that our address is 24 N. Black Horse Pike, we do not have a post office box and haven’t for quite a few years. If you include the old post office box in the address, the post office will return your payment as undeliverable.
If your property is in the tax sale or if you have a lien on your property for any charge, you will not be permitted to pay your tax and sewer on-line. Please contact the tax office directly for any delinquencies or liens (856-939-4437) for the correct payments to be made. Payments for charges in the tax sale or lien must be in the form of cash, certified check or money order.
You can view and pay your tax/sewer bill here.