From the NJ Division of Taxation:

From the NJ Division of Taxation:
Posted on 02/13/2020
From the NJ Division of Taxation:

Notice of 2019 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Applications

February 12, 2020

Applications for the 2019 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) are being sent to senior citizens and disabled residents who may be eligible for the program. The deadline for filing 2019 applications is November 2, 2020.

The Senior Freeze program reimburses qualified applicants for property tax increases on their homes. Applicants must meet all income eligibility and residency requirements and must file an application each year to receive the reimbursement. Income cannot exceed $89,013 for 2018 and $91,505 for 2019.* Applicants who are married or in a civil union and living in the same household must report combined income of both spouses/civil union partners. *(Income limits subject to State Budget)

There are two versions of the Senior Freeze application:

Form PTR-1

Form PTR-1 is for first-time applicants (or those who filed an application last year but did not meet all the eligibility requirements;

Form PTR-2

Form PTR-2 is a personalized application for those who received a 2018 reimbursement check.
We also mail a small number of applications to certain residents who may qualify for the 2019 Senior Freeze under modified eligibility requirements. The requirements apply to those who moved to a new home and who applied and were eligible for reimbursements before their change of residence. Go to and select “Senior Freeze” under “Property Tax Relief Programs” to review homeownership eligibility requirements for these applicants.

Contact information for members of the public:

For general information, to receive an application, or to check the status of a filed application, go to and select “Senior Freeze” or call 1 (800) 882-6597;

Visit a Regional Information Center: For locations, go to and select “Contact Us”;

Text Telephone Service (TTY/TDD) for hearing-impaired users: 1 (800) 286-6613 or (609) 984-7300;

Taxation email address for Senior Freeze and general tax questions:

John J. Ficara, Acting Director
Division of Taxation