Tax Assessor Tax Assessor Department Information
The Tax Assessor is responsible for assigning the value of real property within Delaware Township. This value is an assessment which is used as a basis for taxation.
State law requires the Tax Assessor to assess all real property on a yearly basis by October 1st. The Tax. Assessor is responsible for the maintenance of ownership lists and property transfers. The Tax Assessor also represents the township in all tax appeals.
Quarterly Taxes are due: February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st
The following website may be of assistance concerning tax matters:
You may be eligible for one of the following tax deductions. If you have not already applied and you meet the requirements, you can pick up an application from your local Tax Assessor and Tax Collector.
Age 65 or over as of December 31st of pre-tax year. Owner of the property or life rights and residing in the property as your principal residence as of October 1 of the pre-tax year.
Income less that $10,000.00 include income of spouse but not including ONE of the following: Social Security, railroad retirement or government pension (limit is maximum Social Security amount).
Surviving spouse may also be eligible, but must be 55 years old or older and not remarried.
Must meet all the requirements of the senior deduction except age requirement. The applicant must have been declared permanently and totally disabled by Social Security (form SSA-30) or by a physician.
Must have had active wartime service in the US Armed Forces and been honorably discharged (copy of DD214). Must be a citizen and resident of N.J. and have owned the property by October 1 of the pre-tax year. Wartime service dates are listed on application. Surviving spouse must comply with the above and not be remarried. The Veteran had to have been a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time of his/her death.
Disabled Veterans and surviving spouses of Disabled Veterans who have not remarried may be exempt from property taxes if they meet all the requirements. Requirements include active wartime service in the US Armed Forces, honorable discharge, owner of and occupancy of dwelling as principal residence, be a citizen and domiciliary resident of New Jersey. Have a United States Veterans Administration certification of wartime service-connected disability as described on form or other wartime service-connected disability that is totally disabling and 100% permanent in accordance with the VA Schedule and not so evaluated because of hospitalization or surgery and recuperation. Surviving spouse of veteran who died on active wartime duty may also qualify.
If you are receiving a Senior Citizen or Disabled deduction, you must file an Annual Post Tax Year Statement on or before March 1 of the post tax year.
Homeowners, age 65 or older, or receiving Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey may be eligible. Applicants must be NJ residents for at least the past ten years, lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last three years, and meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both the base year and the reimbursement year.
Call 1-800-882-6597 for more information.
Land devoted to agricultural or horticultural use may be assessed for property tax purposes on its value for those uses as well as its productivity rather than on the market value of the land for any other use.
To qualify, the land must be a minimum of five acres which are devoted to agriculture or horticulture for at least two consecutive years prior to the tax year and must continue in that use until the end of the tax year for which the claim is made.
The land usage must result in product sales or anticipated product sales totaling at least $500 per year for the first five acres, plus $5.00 per acre for each acre over five, except woodland or wetland where the minimum income must be $.5o per acre for any acreage over five.
The reduced assessment must be applied for on Form FA-1 annually on or before August 1 of the year prior to the tax year. For applications and/or questions contact the Delaware Township Tax Assessor.