Tax Assessor/Property Assessment

Property Tax Benefits

Veteran and Surviving Spouse Deductions

There is an annual $250.00 property tax deduction for veterans or their surviving spouses. To qualify, the applicant must be an honorably discharged US Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on duty. The applicant must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey. If the applicant was in active duty for a Peacekeeping Mission, a supplemental Peacekeeping Mission form is required and submitted with the veteran deduction application. Please visit the following link for the application and additional information or for further assistance, contact the Assessor’s office directly. Claim Form V.S.S.

Supplemental D.V.S.S.E/V.S.S. 

*Please include a contact number on the claim form and also submit a copy of your driver’s license.

Senior Citizen, Disabled Person or Surviving Spouse Deductions

There is an annual $250.00 property tax deduction for a qualified Senior Citizen, Disabled Person and Surviving Spouse who meet specific requirements of the deduction. To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, or a permanently and totally disabled individual or the unmarried surviving spouse,age 55 or more, of such person.  The applicant must be a legal resident of New Jersey for one year immediately prior to October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested. The applicant must also be an owner of and a permanent resident in the dwelling on October 1 of the year before the year for which the deduction is requested.  Income for the applicant may be no more than $10,000 during the year for which the deduction is claimed, excluding with restrictions, monies received from social security, Federal and State pension, disability and retirement programs. Refer to the links for the application and income statement form. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Assessor’s office directly. Claim Form PTD

Income Statement PTDSI  

*Please include a contact number on the claim form and also submit a copy of your driver’s license.

Property Tax Exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouse/Domestic Partner

Applicants that are 100% permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of such disabled war veterans are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.  To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged disabled veteran who had active service in time of war in the US Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran.  Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify. Wartime service‐connected disability must be certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Hillsborough Township is one of the few districts that grant the exemption as per the date the applicant is declared 100% permanently disabled by the VA and not by the date the application is filed so long as the applicant held ownership of the property.  The applicant must be the full or partial owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey.Claim Form D.V.S.S.E.NJ Division of Taxation Pamphlet – New Jersey Property Tax Benefits

*Please include a contact number on the claim form and also submit a copy of your driver’s license.Please contact the Assessor’s office for further information you have regarding the overall assessment process and/or to obtain further assistance in reference to property tax benefits. The office staff is available for assistance Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

NJ Division of Taxation Pamphlet – How property is valued for property tax purposes

NJ Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights

NJ Homeowner’s Guide to Property Taxes

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