Tax Assessor 

tax assessor houseProperty Assessments:

The Assessor's primary function is to determine the fair market value of all real estate in the Township. These values are then converted into taxable value, or assessments. Assessments are than multiplied by the current tax rate to arrive at the total property tax dollar.

To maintain equitable assessments, Clinton Township is currently engaged in a State Approved Annual Reassessment Program. The Reassessment Program is the annual program implemented to maintain property values at 100% of market value.

Reassessment is similar to a formal Revaluation in that it seeks to maintain an equitable tax distribution throughout the taxing district, yet different in that it does so annually without waiting for a formal Revaluation which typically takes place once every ten years or so.

In a Reassessment, all property assessments are reviewed each year and adjusted to correspond to current market trends. All properties are inspected on a four-year cycle. The Reassessment Program ensures fair, equitable, and uniform assessments each year.

2018 Ratable Base

Property Class No. of Parcels Total Value
Vacant Land 172 11,917,80
Residential 4,359 1,724,916,100
Farm Regular 112 51,555,100
Farm Qualified 214 2,779,00
Commercial 269 185,426,800
Industrial 9 155,282,300
Apartment 4 19,347,900
Total 5,139 2,151,225,000

Deductions: Veterans, Widow of a Veteran, Senior Citizen, and Disabled Person's Tax Deductions are available to qualified residents. Please visit the Tax Collector's page of this web site for additional information.

Tax Appeals: Any property owner that disagrees with the assessed value of their property may file a Tax Appeal. Tax Appeals must be filed by April 1st of the current tax year. Tax Appeals of Added Assessments, such as decks, additions, and other improvements, which are completed and added to a property's assessment during the current tax year, must be filed by December 1st of the tax year. Please contact the Hunterdon County Board of Taxation for Tax Appeal forms and filing instructions.



Tax Assessor
Jeff Ward
Phone: (908) 735-8800 x211
Fax: (908) 735-7027
1225 Route 31 South
Lebanon, NJ 08833
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday