Tax Collector Office
First Floor
Bowers Building
6 W. Main St.
Mendham, NJ 07945
Thomas M. Hespe, Borough Tax Collector, CTC
973-543-7152 *17
    • Bowers Building 
      • First Floor
      • Monday & Thursday
      • 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Phoenix House
      • 9:00am-4:30pm
      • Monday through Friday
      • Borough Clerk Office First Floor



  • Seniors already in the Senior Freeze Program
    • Filing deadline for PTR-2 Form is November 1, 2023.
    • Your PTR-2 Form needs to be certified by the Tax Collector.
    • Seniors who are already in the program should have received their 2021 PTR-2 forms in February 2023.
    • Instruction PTR-2 Form
  • Seniors Filing for the First Time
Applicants are encouraged to consult the detailed information posted on the Division of Taxation’s website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.
 ANCHOR hotline at 1-888-238-1233.  
    • The program provides property tax relief to New Jersey resident homeowners who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and meet the required income limits.
  • Homeowner
    • You are considered a homeowner if, on October 1, 2019, you:
      • Owned a house.
      • Owned a condominium and paid property taxes on your unit. 
      • Were a resident shareholder of a cooperative housing complex.
      • Were a resident of a continuing care retirement community and your continuing care contract requires you to pay the proportionate share of property taxes attributable to your unit.
    • You do not qualify if your residence was completely exempt from paying property taxes or you made PILOT (Payments-in-Lieu-of-Tax) payments.
  • Tenant
    • Tenants who had previously been ineligible because their units are under PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreements are now eligible to apply for the benefit.
    • You are considered a tenant if, on October 1, 2019, you:
      • Rented an apartment, condominium, or house.
      • Rented or owned a mobile home located in a mobile home park.
    • You do not qualify if you lived in tax-exempt, subsidized, or campus housing.
  • A​​​​pplication Deadline
    • The deadline for filing your ANCHOR benefit application is February 28, 2023. 
  • Income Eligibility Requirements and Tax Relief Amount
    • Homeowners with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive $1,500.
    • Homeowners with incomes more than $150,000 and up to $250,000 will receive $1,000.
    • Renters with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive $450.
  •  How to Apply
    • Eligible homeowners can apply online, by phone, or upload or mail a paper application and necessary attachments using the program's Electronic Filing System.
    • Eligible renters can apply online, or upload or mail a paper application and necessary attachments using the program's Electronic Filing System (no phone option.)
Apply by phone: 1-877-658-2972