CALL 609-844-7041 FOR ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING PROPERTY TAXES AND SEWER BILLS.
Kenneth Pacera, C.T.A., Municipal Tax Assessor
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 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:
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.