Image of Tax Assessor's HouseThe Tax Assessor's office is located on the 2nd floor of the Clinton Township Municipal Building, 1225 Route 31 South, Building D, Lebanon. The office is open from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.

The employees in the Tax Assessor's office are:
 Title Name   Telephone
 Assessor  Jeff Ward  (908) 735-8800 x211
 Assessment Clerk  Carol DeMarco  (908) 735-8800 x212
      

 

The fax number for this office is (908) 735-7027.

Property Assessments

The Assessor's primary function is to determine the fair market value of all real estate in the Township. These values are then converted into taxable value, or assessments. Assessments are than multiplied by the current tax rate to arrive at the total property tax dollar.

To maintain equitable assessments, Clinton Township is currently engaged in a State Approved Annual Reassessment Program. The Reassessment Program is the annual program implemented to maintain property values at 100% of market value.

Reassessment is similar to a formal Revaluation in that it seeks to maintain an equitable tax distribution throughout the taxing district, yet different in that it does so annually without waiting for a formal Revaluation which typically takes place once every ten years or so.

In a Reassessment, all property assessments are reviewed each year and adjusted to correspond to current market trends. All properties are inspected on a four-year cycle. The Reassessment Program ensures fair, equitable, and uniform assessments each year.

To view the Township tax map, click here

2013 Ratable Base

 Property Class

No. of Parcels 

Total Value 

 Vacant Land

 174

 14,144,800

 Residential

 4,338

 1,706,925,700

 Farm Regular

 128

 58,510,900

 Farm Qualified

 225

 2,473,500

 Commercial

 272

 197,046,000

 Industrial

 8

 143,348,600

 Apartment

 4

 18,541,900

 Total

 5,149

 2,140,991,400



Deductions

Veterans, Widow of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, and Disabled Person's Tax Deductions are available to qualified residents. Please visit the Tax Collector's page of this web site for additional information.

Tax Appeals

Any property owner that disagrees with the assessed value of their property may file a Tax Appeal. Tax Appeals must be filed by April 1st of the current tax year. Tax Appeals of Added Assessments, such as decks, additions, and other improvements, which are completed and added to a property's assessment during the current tax year, must be filed by December 1st of the tax year.

Please contact the Hunterdon County Board of Taxation for Tax Appeal forms and filing instructions

Their website and contact information can be found here
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Last updated: 2/23/2016 10:41:57 AM