The Tax Assessor is responsible for establishing all property values.
New Jersey law requires that all property values be set as of each October 1st for the ensuing year.
Detailed property records are available for view in the Assessor’s office during listed business hours.
The tax rate is per $100. Multiply the assessment by the tax rate to arrive at the amount of annual property tax.
Yearly Assessment Notices will be sent out by the 1st of February of the current year and will list the prior year taxes. Information about the Appeal Process will appear on the back of the notice.
Taxpayers who disagree with their property’s assessment have the right to appeal to their County Tax Board (or directly with the State Tax Court if the property is assessed for more than $1,000,000) on or before April 1, or 45 days from the date the Assessment Notifications are mailed by the taxing district, whichever is later.
Tax appeals must be paid, processed, and received by April 1st by the Cape May County Board of Taxation. All municipal charges must be current to have a hearing.
PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS
- Veterans, Senior Citizens, and Disabled Persons
Information can be found here: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/otherptr.shtml
- Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
Information can be found here: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml
- Homestead Benefit
Information can be found here: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml