Road Closure Announcement         Pennington Titusville Road     

The Mercer County Department of Transportation began work on Monday February 23, 2015 replacing the Pennington-Titusville Road Bridge which crosses over Jacobs Creek.

Pennington-Titusville Road between Scotch Road and Bear Tavern Road will be closed to traffic at the bridge during this construction period which is scheduled to last six months.

The eastbound detour route will be Bear Tavern Road S/B to Washington Crossing Pennington Road E/B to Scotch Road N/B.

The westbound detour will be Scotch Road S/B to Washington Crossing Pennington Road W/B to Bear Tavern Road N/B.

Motorists should plan alternate routes during this construction period.

 


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Deboarh Fox, Tax Assessor
Located in the Public Works Building
Phone: (609) 737-0607 ext. 622, 648, 624
Fax (609) 737-2813

Please Contact the Collector for questions regarding tax bills and taxes paid.

Property Tax Assessment in New Jersey
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes Brochure PDF

NJ has an ad valorem based tax system which means that property tax assessment is based on the market value of your property. 

NJ Property Tax Records Click here Free registration is required, after which you can use the Mod IV tab to review your information.

Property Tax Deductions Available to Residents
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  • Senior/Disabled Tax Deduction
  • Veteran Tax Deduction
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption

Applications for Senior and Veteran deductions are available in the Assessor’s Office.  Totally disabled veterans, if qualified, are entitled to real property tax exemptions.  Forms are also available in the Collector’s office.          

Property Tax Appeals

Petitions to either the County Board of Taxation or directly to the State Tax Court must be filed and received on or before April 1, 2015.

ALL Taxpayers in Mercer County have the right to file tax appeals with the County Board of Taxation, regardless of the amount of their assessment. Those properties with assessments greater than $1,000,000.00 have the option of appealing either with the County Board of Taxation or filing directly to the State Tax Court of New Jersey.

What to Remember When Filing an Appeal:

  • Property owners have the right to file an appeal each year
  • You must prove that you would not be able to sell your house for its current assessed value by providing comparable sales
  • Comparable sales are sales of similar homes that were listed on the open market, have sold within the appropriate time period and are not subject to any extenuating circumstances like duress, a sale between family members, estate sales etc.
  • You cannot compare assessments as a basis for appeal

Any questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Mercer County Board of Taxation at (609) 989-6704.


Farmland Assessment Applications
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Reminder to all farmland assessed properties in Hopewell Township – Farmland applications for 2016 are due in the Assessor’s Office on or before August 1, 2015.The office will mail the applications in June.  The Assessor’s Office is located in the Public Works Building at 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.  If the farmland applications are not received in a timely manner, the properties will be denied farmland assessment for 2016.

  2015 Changes to Farmland Assessment   
Click here for the list of Changes

New Farmland Assessment Regulations, Review and Update (June 23, 2015)

The following are key changes under Farmland Assessment:

  • Income: $500 Gross Sales Criterion for the first 5 acres is increased to $1,000, except for lands under a Woodland Management Plan, and then the Gross sales requirements remain at $500 for the first 5 acres. Proofs of Gross Sales must be submitted with each application.
  • ** NEW Gross Sales Form**: Click here for the new Gross Sales Form to be filed with your F-A1 Farmland Assessment Application.
  • Descriptive Narrative: Properties where a farm’s acreage is less than 7 acres must include a descriptive narrative of the agricultural/horticultural uses, a sketch of their location and a number of acres devoted is required to be submitted with the application

Questions? Please Email your farmland assessment questions.

Forms Online


Request for Certified List

$10 Fee for Certified List

FA-1 Farmland Assessment Form

Deadline August 1st

GS-FA1 Gross Sales Form

To be Filed with FA-1

WD-1 Woodland Data Form

Woodland Management Properties to file with FA-1

 

 

 
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