Tax Assessor: Barbara A. Flaherty, CTA gflaherty@npmail.org
908-769-2906
Administrative Assistant: Rene Harzula  
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Wednesday

OVERVIEW
The Mission of the Assessor’s Office is to maintain a fair and equitable tax base for the community based on sound assessment practices. Our plan is to treat all property types and owners impartially so as to distribute the tax burden equitably.

The Assessor is responsible for identifying and placing a value on every parcel of land within the confines of the Borough’s borders.

The Assessor’s office is a quasi-judicial position whose statutory authority is based in the New Jersey Constitution. Although an employee of the municipality, the Assessor works under the direction of the Somerset County Board of Taxation.

ASSESSMENT NOTIFICATION/APPEAL
In February of each year, “Assessment Notification Postcards” are mailed to each property owner as outlined in N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1. The postcard notification lists the current year’s assessment as well as the process and deadline for filing an appeal. Please keep in mind that property owners cannot appeal the amount of taxes they pay, but rather the assessment of the property. Tax Appeals must be filed with the Somerset County Board of Taxation

SOMERSET COUNTY TAX BOARD

The Somerset County Tax Board retains assessments and tax maps for all 21 municipalities in Somerset County. It is located in Somerville at 27 Warren Street, 4th floor. The phone number is 908.541.5701

More information can be found here.


IMPORTANT LINKS
Local Property Tax Forms
  • Tax Appeal forms
  • Veterans Deduction
  • Senior Citizens Deduction (has income limits)
  • Disabled Person Deduction (has income limits)
  • Surviving Spouse/Domestic Partner of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, Disabled Person, etc.
  • 100% Permanently and Totally Disabled Veterans and Surviving spouses
  • Tax Exemption for places of worship, parsonages, cemeteries, hospitals, certain non-profit agencies, and any other entity that may qualify 

FAQ
What are my Taxpayer Rights? Tax Bill of Rights Information
When do I call the Collector? - When do I call the Assessor?
The collector can answer questions about tax collections, tax bills, tax payments, interest, sewer bills, etc. Additionally, the Collector can also assist in answering questions pertaining to veteran’s deductions, senior citizen deductions, disabled deductions, and the PTR Senior "Property Tax Freeze" program.

The assessor can answer questions about ownership, block and lot, assessments of land and building, lot sizes, confirm sales prices, etc. The assessor can also assist in answering questions about veteran’s, senior citizens, and disabled deductions.

May I file my tax appeal form with the Assessor’s office?
No. While the municipality gets a copy, the original MUST be filed with the Somerset County Board of Taxation or Tax Court by the applicable filing deadline.
I am appealing my assessment and I feel that I should not have to pay my taxes until my appeal is heard and resolved.
Payment of 1st quarter taxes and other municipal charges is a prerequisite to the appeal process. Your appeal will not be heard unless taxes are paid.
I agree with the land assessment, but I disagree with the building assessment (or the other way around.) Can I appeal one, but not the other?
No. Land and building assessments cannot be appealed separately.
Can I appeal my property tax bill?
No. A tax appeal is NOT an appeal of your tax bill. The amount of taxes you pay is never an issue during an appeal because neither the Tax Assessor nor the County Tax Board has control over budgets submitted by municipalities, counties, schools, or fire districts.
What is the deadline to file an appeal?
The filing deadline is April 1st of the tax year in question. “Filed” means that the appeal form must be RECEIVED on or before April 1st. Date of mailing is not used in determining whether an appeal is timely.
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Monday 28 September 2020
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Tuesday 29 September 2020
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Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: All Men and Women are Created Equal
Wednesday 30 September 2020
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Tuesday 6 October 2020
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Wednesday 7 October 2020
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Virtual Book Discussion Salon "The Hound of Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Monday 12 October 2020
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Tuesday 13 October 2020
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Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
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Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 October 2020
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Thursday 15 October 2020
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Friday 16 October 2020
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Medicare: What You Need to Know Presented by Justin Lubenow
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Monday 19 October 2020
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Tuesday 20 October 2020
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7:30PM
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Wednesday 21 October 2020
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Job Skills Needed Today
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Board of Adjustment
Sunday 25 October 2020
1:00PM
Halloween Parade
Monday 26 October 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 27 October 2020
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The Origins of Halloween and Witches - Presented by Jeff Kampf
Wednesday 28 October 2020
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Passport Services
7:00PM
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Thursday 29 October 2020
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Hail to the Chief: A Brief History of the American Presidents
Friday 30 October 2020
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Types and Styles of Yoga - Part III Presented by Mythri Menon
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Sunday 1 November 2020
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Tuesday 3 November 2020
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Thursday 5 November 2020
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Saturday 7 November 2020
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Wednesday 11 November 2020
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Monday 16 November 2020
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Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 17 November 2020
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Tuesday 24 November 2020
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Wednesday 25 November 2020
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Thursday 26 November 2020
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Sunday 29 November 2020
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Wednesday 2 December 2020
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Thursday 3 December 2020
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Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 5 December 2020
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First Saturday Drop-off
Sunday 6 December 2020
4:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Wednesday 9 December 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 10 December 2020
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Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 14 December 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 15 December 2020
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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 16 December 2020
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Board of Adjustment
Monday 21 December 2020
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Wednesday 23 December 2020
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Thursday 24 December 2020
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Friday 25 December 2020
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Saturday 26 December 2020
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