The responsibility of the Tax Assessor is to value all real estate properties in the Borough at a state-mandated percentage of market value.
Each property owner’s real estate taxes are based on the assessed value of his/her land, home, and accessory buildings. The taxes shown on your yearly tax bill show your share of the expenses for the services offered and performed by the Municipality, School District, County, and Fire District for that year. The Tax Assessor’s Office is also a library of tax maps, property ownership records, real estate sales, property descriptions, and information on each property in the Township.
A green and white assessment card is mailed in late-January, which lists your tax assessment for that year. If a property owner feels that the current year assessment is inaccurate he or she may file a Tax Appeal with the Middlesex County Tax Board, prior to April 1st of the current year. Appeals for added or omitted assessments must be filed by December 1st of the current year. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT FILE AN APPEAL OF THE AMOUNT OF TAXES YOUR ARE BILLED BUT RATHER THE ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPERTY. Tax Appeals must focus on the assessment vs. market value. Real estate sales are on file in our office for public viewing to aid in determining current market value.
Appeal forms and information is available from the Middlesex County Board of Taxation, 390 George Street, Suite 220, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. You may call the office of the Board of Taxation at 732-745-3350. It is suggested that taxpayers meet with or call the Borough Tax Assessor to review your property assessment card prior to appeal.