Tax Assessors Office
Mondays â€“ 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Assessor is responsible for maintaining the Tax List and keeping ownership records current. The Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for placing valuations on all real property throughout the City and making sure that the tax burden is equally distributed among property
The office handles inquiries from taxpayers, real estate professionals, attorneys, surveyors and other interested parties. The information is available from the Tax List., deeds or the NJ tracking of deed transactions.
The Assessor grants deductions to qualified senior citizens, disabled persons and surviving spouses of deceased seniors or disabled persons. Additionally the office handles applications for deductions by Veterans and/or their surviving spouses. The Assessor also administers applications for the Home Improvement Exemption and certain commercial and industrial tax abatements.
Applicants to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustments get the list of adjacent property owners (a 200 foot list) from the Assessor. The list is used to notify property owners of pending applications before the boards.
Applications for deductions and exemptions are available in the office which is in City Hall.
The Tax Assessor is a state mandated position and all New Jersey municipalities, large or small, must have an Assessor. Tax Assessors are supervised by the Atlantic County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The Assessor is a state certified position and all Assessors must maintain their certification by taking various appraisal and administrative courses