Tax Assessor

Tax Assessment

If you have a question regarding your property assessment, the tax assessor’s office is open Tuesday evenings 4:30PM – 7:00PM. The office can be reached at 856-451-9284 ext. 303

All property within the township was reevaluated in 2000

Appeals
Must be filed by April 1st each year. Appeals are heard by the Cumberland County Board of Taxation. The County Board of Taxation and the Tax Court of New Jersey have the authority after a hearing to increase, decrease or reject the appeal petition. Adjustments by the County Board of Taxation are usually concluded within the current tax year and reductions are shown as cancelled or remitted taxes for that year. If the taxpayer believes the decision of the County Board of Taxation to be incorrect, appeal of the decision may be made to the Tax Court of New Jersey. State tax court appeals tend to take several years to conclude by settlement or trial and any losses in tax collection from prior years, after an unsuccessful trial or by settlement, are charged directly to operations.

Assessment Postcards
Mailed to taxpayers by February 1. Tax Appeals on current year assessments must be filed with the Tax Assessor, Township Clerk, and County Board of Taxation by April 1. Forms are available at the County Board of Taxation.

Farmland Assessment
Forms Mailed to existing farms by June. Applications must be returned to Assessor by August 1 to be considered for program. ALL LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DENIED. Forms are available with the Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, and the County Board of Taxation.

Added/Omitted Assessments
Mailed by October 1 and are due November 1. Tax Appeals on Added/Omitted Assessments must be filed with the Tax Assessor, Township Clerk, and County Board of Taxation by December 1. Forms are available at the County Board of Taxation by December 1. Forms are available at the County Board of Taxation

Deductions
Applications for Senior Citizen, Disabled, Veteran and Surviving Spouse property tax deductions are available in the Tax Collector’s office. Completed applications and supportive documentation are to be submitted to the Tax Collector.

Property Tax Deductions:

A. Disabled veterans can receive 100% for one property designated as their primary residence.
B. $250/year Veteran deduction.
C. $250/year Senior Citizen Deduction

Forms for the above deductions can be requested from the Tax Assessor or Tax Collector by mail at:

P.O. Box 240
Fairton, NJ 08320

or in person at:
70 Fairton Gouldtown Road

Property valuations (assessments are determined on true values as arrived at by a cost approach, market data approach and capitalization of net income (where appropriate). Current assessments are the result of new assessments on a like basis with established comparable properties for newly assessed or purchased properties. This method assures equitable treatment to like property owners. But it often results in a divergence of the assessment ration to true value. Because of the changes in property resale values, annual adjustments could not keep pace with changing values.