Clinton Township Tax Assessor

 

The 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
Field Inspector Mark Brecciaroli (908) 735-8800 x214

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.

2006 Ratable Base
Property Class # Line Items
Assessed Value
Vacant Land 191 21,548,100
Residential 4,322 2,067,728,800
Farm Regular 135 69,249,700
Farm Qualified 228 2,620,100
Commercial 255 226,528,300
Industrial 9 162,969,600
Apartment 4 18,005,800
Totals 5,144 2,568,650,400

Deductions

Veterans, Widow of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, and Disabled Person's Tax Deductions are available to all qualifying 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.

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