Homestead Benefit / Senior Freeze Programs

Update:  July 22, 2019
The Division of Taxation has begun mailing 2018 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) checks to applicants who filed before May 1, 2019. The deadline for 2018 application is October 31, 2019.

Checks will be mailed to qualified applicants as follows:

Application filed:                                            Checks issued on or before:
Before May 1, 2019                                        July 15th, 2019
May 1 – June 1, 2019                                     September 1, 2019
June 2 – September 1, 2019                          November 1, 2019
September 2 – October 31, 2019                   December 1, 2019

If you have any questions about the Homestead Benefit or Senior Freeze programs, please call:

Homestead Benefit (for questions by homeowners): 
• To file applications by phone: 1-877-658-2972
• To file applications online: www.njtaxation.org
• To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/organization/ts-regional.shtml
• Online information: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml

Senior Freeze: 
• To ask questions or to order an application: 1-800-882-6597
• To check the status of a filed application: 1-800-882-6597
• To listen to information: 1-800-323-4400
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/organization/ts-regional.shtml
 • For details and to check eligibility online: https://www.nj.gov/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml