The role of the Municipal Tax Assessor is to determine the fair market value of all real estate in the Borough. These values are then converted into taxable value or assessments. Assessments are then multiplied by the current tax rate to arrive at the total property tax dollar.
ASSESSMENT NOTIFICATION/APPEAL – In February of each year, “Assessment Notification Postcards” are mailed to each property owner as outlined in N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1. The postcard notification lists the current year’s assessment as well as the process and deadline for filing an appeal. Please keep in mind that property owners cannot appeal the amount of taxes they pay, but rather the assessment of the property.
Any property owner who disagrees with the re-assessed value of his/her property may file a Tax Appeal with the Somerset County Board of Taxation. Click Here for the Form. Tax Appeals must be filed by May 1 of the current tax year.
In a non-revalued/non-reassessed district: Assessment appeals must be filed on or before April 1 of the current tax year, or 45 days from the date mailed, as it appears on the front of this notice, whichever date is later.
In a revalued/reassessed district: Assessment appeals must be filed on or before May 1 of the current tax year.
Tax Deduction forms for qualifying Senior Citizens, Veterans, Widows of Veterans or Disabled persons are available from the Tax Collector.
Any questions pertaining to the Homestead Benefit Program please call 888-238-1233 between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.