Department Information

Mary Joan Wyatt
Tax Assessor

Phone:
609-567-4300
Ext. 115 or 116

E-Mail
mwyatt@townofhammonton.org

Hours of Operation: 
Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

 

To Obtain a List of Property Owners within 200 feet of Block/Lot: Fee is $10.00 for up to 40 property owners and addresses; after 40, it is 25 cents per property owner and respective address.

Fee is $10.00 for up to 40 property owners and addresses; after 40, it is 25 cents per property owner and respective address.

Senior Citizen, Disabled Person or Surviving Spouse Deduction: Applications may be obtained at the Assessor’s Office during regular business hours. For a disabled person, there is no age limit. Also, proof of income is a criteria. You must reasonably anticipate that income received during the tax year, including income of claimant’s spouse, will not exceed $10,000. You can exclude one of the following three: (1) Social Security Benefits, (2) Federal Government Retirement/Disability Pension including Federal Railroad Retirement Benefits, or (3) State, County, Municipal Government and their political subdivisions and agencies Retirement/Disability Pension. To apply, please bring proof of age, you must be 65 or older as of December 31st of the pretax year. For a surviving spouse, the age is 55 or older.

Veteran or Surviving Spouse Deduction: Applications can be obtained in the Tax Assessor’s Office for this deduction. You must be honorably discharged from active service. Please bring your DD-214 Form to the Assessor’s Office at the time you are applying.

***Effective December 4, 2020, State law (P.L. 2019, c. 413) eliminates the wartime service requirement for the $250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction. Veterans must have active duty service with an honorable discharge. Reservists and National Guard personnel must be called to active duty service to qualify. Active duty for training continues to be ineligible.

If you are an honorably discharged veteran with active duty military service, you may qualify for an annual $250 Property Tax Deduction.

You also may qualify if you are a surviving spouse/civil union/domestic partner of an honorably discharged veteran with active duty military service.

Eligibility Requirements

With respect to the $250 Veterans Property Tax Deduction, the pretax year is October 1, 2020, with the deduction applied to the property taxes for Calendar Year 2021.

To qualify, as of October 1 of the pretax year, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of New Jersey;
  • Own the property;
  • Have active duty service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge.

Eligibility Requirements for Surviving Spouse/Civil Union/Domestic Partner

To qualify, as of October 1 of the pretax year, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of New Jersey;
  • Own the property;
  • Confirm the military service person died on active duty;
  • Demonstrate the deceased veteran had active duty service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge;
  • Document that the deceased veteran or military service person was a resident of New Jersey at the time of death;
  • Have not remarried or formed a new registered civil union/domestic partnership.

Acceptable Documentation (Documentary Proof)

  • Death Certificate;
  • Deed;
  • Probated Will;
  • Marriage/Civil Union/Domestic Partner Certificate;
  • Military Records (DD 214):
  • New Jersey Driver’s License;
  • New Jersey Voter’s Registration.

FARMLAND ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS: Applications should be filed on or before august 1st of the pretax year. You must have at least 5 acres devoted to agricultural or horticultural use for at least 2 successive years. Annual income from gross sales should be at least $500 for the first 5 acres and $5 per acre on acreage above 5 acres.

APPEAL INSTRUCTIONS: If you disagree with your assessed value, you may file an appeal with the Atlantic County Board of taxation located at Mays Landing Government Complex, 5909 Main Street, Second Floor, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330. Assessment appeals must be filed on or before April 1st of the current year. In a revaluation year, the assessment appeals must be filed on or before May 1st of the current tax year.

Click the link below to access the Division of Taxation’s Property Tax Relief Program webpage https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml?

Revaluation New Assessments
Veteran or Surviving Spouse Property Tax Reduction Form
Supplemental Property Tax Reduction Form
Property Tax Deduction Senior or Disabled

 

You can view the PDF version of the Hammonton Tax Map here: 
Hammonton Tax Map 2019

You can use the Tax Map Viewer by clicking here Tax Map Viewer and inputting the desired block and lot in the drop box at the top of the screen.

Public Records – On-line Search

The Atlantic County Clerk’s Office is now offering free access to the INDEX of deeds, mortgages, and related land transaction documents from this internet location.

The image and index data base is updated daily with current information.

  • Free Guest Access
  • No password required
  • Search and view the full index
  • View all pages of a document
  • There is no cost for this service
  • PDF convert – View/print/download/Email images available

Document images beginning with 3/2000 will be viewable and the number of viewable documents from prior years will increase as the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office progresses with its document imaging program.

Click here to access PUBLIC RECORDS ON-LINE