Homestead Benefit / Senior Freeze Programs

Update 4/4/2020:  The NJ Department of the Treasury has announced that due to the fiscal uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Homestead Benefit Credit to be applied to the May 1 tax quarter has been postponed indefinitely and will not be issued.  Future developments regarding this credit or the second half of this credit that would normally be applied to the November 1 tax quarter, will be provided as they become available.

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:
• To ask questions: 1-888-238-1233
• In-person assistance at Taxation Regional Information Centers:
• Online information:

Senior Freeze: 

UPDATE - 3/5/2020:  The 2019 Form PTR-1 New Jersey Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Application blue books are now available at River Vale Town Hall.  The deadline to file your application is November 2, 2020.  2019 PTR-1

• 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:
 • For details and to check eligibility online: