General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609.895.1668
Emergencies: Dial 911
2207 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township,

Office Hours M - F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tax Assessor


Meet The Municipal Tax Assessor

Kenneth Pacera, C.T.A., Municipal Tax Assessor

Phone: 609.844.7040

Tax Assessment 

The Tax Assessor is responsible for establishing the value of all land and improvements within the township. Property valuation is the basis by which the cost of municipal, school and county services are apportioned. The Tax Assessor is also the keeper of certain public records including; assessments and property record cards. In addition, applications for tax deductions, exempt property and farmland assessments are processed in the office of the Tax Assessor.

Tax Deductions

  • Qualifying Senior Citizens and surviving spouses - $250.00
  • Qualifying Permanently and Totally Disabled person and surviving spouses - $250.00
  • Veterans and Surviving Spouses - $ 250.00
  • Permanently and Totally Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses - Full exemption
  • Farmland Assessment applications are also available.

Tax Assessment Appeals - County Tax Board

Petitions for appeal of assessment are available in the Assessor's Office. Appeals must be filed with the Mercer County Board of Taxation on or before April 1 of the tax year.

Filing fees are based on assessed valuations:

  • Assessed Valuation less than $ 150,000 - $ 5.00
  • $ 150,000 or more, but less than $ 500,000 - $ 25.00
  • $ 500,000 or more, but less than $ 1,000,000 - $ 100.00
  • $ 1,000,000 or more - $ 150.00
  • Appeal on Classification - $ 25.00
  • Appeal on Valuation and Classification, sum of categories
  • Appeals not covered above - $ 25.00

 If the petitioner is a legal entity, such as a corporation, partnership, LLC, trust etc., the appeal must be prosecuted by an Attorney-At-Law admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, unless the subject property's prior year taxes were less than $25,000, in which case the petitioner can appear in his, her, or its own behalf. 

A taxpayer must be present at the hearing or  be represented by an Attorney-At-Law admitted to practice inn the State of New Jersey.

Checks should be made payable to the Mercer County Tax Administrator.

Tax Assessment Appeals - Tax Court of New Jersey

Direct appeals to the Tax Court of New Jersey must concern assessments in the amount greater than $1,000,000. Tax Court appeals must be filed before April 1 of the tax year. Contact the Tax Court for additional information, procedures and filing fees.

Taxpayers Bill of Rights

Address Change Authorization 

Change of Address Authorization Form

Annual Statement of Income and Expense