NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
 

Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR)
This program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax
or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence. Refunds are given
in the form of a check and are processed starting in mid-July. To qualify, you must
meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the
application year. (The current application year is 2020.)

For more information, please visit https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml

Homestead Benefit
This program provides Property Tax relief (usually in the form of a property tax credit) to
eligible homeowners. Due to a budgetary delay, the current application year is 2017.

 

For more information, please visit 

https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml.

Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons

Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners 65 or older ordisabled is available to those who make less than $10,000 (not including Social Securityor Federal Government Retirement/Disability Pension including Federal RailroadRetirement Benefits or State, County, Municipal Government and their politicalsubdivisions and agencies Retirement/Disability Pension) and meet certainresidency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.

 

Annual Deduction for Veterans

Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes due is available for qualified war veterans or a veteran who served in peacekeeping missions and operations. This deduction also is available to a surviving spouse/civil union/domestic partner who has not remarried. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.

 

Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence is available for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and veterans who served in peacekeeping missions and operations. This exemption also is available to a surviving spouse/civil union/domestic partner who has not remarried. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.

We wish to thank Captain George Ahrend, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and police officer, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal. We thank Mr. Thomas Sullivan, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and sanitation employee, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal.