Tax Assessor, Mary Frances Hildebrandt, CTA
Our mission is to administer the Borough of South Plainfield’s Tax Assessor’s Office in a manner that assures public confidence in our accuracy, unbiased and objectivity in providing fair and equitable valuation of all real property. The State of New Jersey constitution, Statutes, administrative Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices will guide our mission.
Goals & Objectives
Chapter 75 Postcards
Postcards are mailed to property owners the end of January. This statutory requirement is intended to inform property owners of their assessment for the current year. If a property owner does not agree with their assessment, they may confer with the Tax Assessor or file an appeal. The appeal deadline is April 1 st . anyone wishing to appeal their assessment may obtain an appeal form from the Middlesex County Board of Taxation, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Tax Appeal Forms may be accessed at the following link:
2018 General Tax Rate $5.932
2019 Equalization Ratio 35.86%
100 % Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouses - 100% totally disabled war veterans or their unmarried surviving spouses are granted a full property tax exemption on the house in which they reside. 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 of a disabled veteran. Unmarried surviving spouses of services persons 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. The disabled veteran or surviving spouse must be the full owner and permanent resident in the dwelling and be a legal resident of New Jersey (in the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey). Applications must be filed with the municipal tax assessor.
Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons/Surviving Spouse - An annual $250 deduction from property taxes is provided for the dwelling of a qualified senior citizen, disabled person or their surviving spouse. To qualify you must be age 65 or older, or permanently and totally disabled individual or the unmarried surviving spouse, age 55 or more of such person . You must be a legal resident of New Jersey, you must own and reside in the dwelling for which the deduction is requested and your income can not exceed $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. Applications must be filed with the municipal tax assessor. Must submit application , Supplemental Income Form, Federal Income Tax Form (for Senior Citizen/Surviving Spouse) and or Social Security Award letter/Doctor's Certificaiton (Disabled Person)
Veteran's Tax Deduction - Veterans are eligible for a $250.00 property tax deduction. Veterans must meet the following requirements as of October 1st of the pretax year:
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran - The Surviving Spouse of a Veteran must meet the following requirements as of October 1st of the pretax year:
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