Erica Hill, Deputy Assessor
p: (609)883-2900 x7661
Assessment and Tax Rate
By state law, all municipalities within a county must assess property
at the same percentage of true market value — defined as the price a
willing buyer would pay a willing seller on the previous October first
the date the assessment books close. All property in the Township was
reevaluated in 1992.
Assessments in the Township are made by the assessor as of October
first of each year. If an individual questions the fairness of a
property assessment, the matter may be discussed with the Assessor.
Appeals are heard by the Mercer County Board of Taxation; appeals from
its decision may be taken to the State Tax Court. Note that appeals are
based on the value of your property, not the taxes.
The tax rate is determined by dividing the total amount of money to be
raised by property taxation by the total assessed value of all taxable
property. A portion of the taxes collected by the Township is for local
schools and county government.
The Assessor’s Office handles questions about the assessment of a
property as it relates to its market value. It is also the office to
apply for property tax deductions and exemptions.
The Veteran’s Deduction ($250 per year) is for honorably discharged
veterans with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces.
There is also a total exemption for 100% disabled veterans who suffered
their injury while on active duty during war time and were honorably
discharged. Additional information is required for Veterans’ deductions
and exemptions. Spouses of deceased Veterans may also qualify for this
deduction within approved guidelines.
Senior citizens over 65 years of age, permanently and totally disabled
persons and surviving spouses over 55 years of age may be eligible for
a $250 annual deduction. There are strict income requirements for this
If a homeowner feels that their property is over-assessed, they may
file an appeal with the Mercer County Board of Taxation by calling
609-989-6704. The annual deadline to file an appeal with the County
Board is April 1. Note that appeals are based on the value of your
property, not the taxes.
Any questions concerning your assessment should be directed to the Tax
Assessor. The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing and
collection of taxes only. The Tax Assessor can be reached weekdays 8:30
AM to 4:30 PM at 609-883-2900 ext 7661.