The Tax Assessor’s office maintains a fair tax base for the community based on sound assessment practices. We treat all property types and owners impartially to distribute the tax burden fairly. Read the New Jersey Taxpayers' Bill of Rights.
In February of each year, we mail assessment notification postcards to each property owner. The postcard lists the current year’s assessment and the process for filing an appeal.
- As a property owner, you may appeal your property assessment with the Somerset County Tax Board located at 27 Warren St, 4th floor, Somerville.
- You must file the original tax appeal form with the County. The Borough will receive a copy.
- Land and building assessments cannot be appealed separately.
- The county must receive the appeal form on or before April 1st of the tax year in question.
Property tax bills
- You must pay your 1st quarter taxes. Your appeal will not be accepted if you do not pay your taxes.
- A tax appeal is not an appeal of your tax bill. The amount of taxes you pay is never an issue during an appeal. The Tax Assessor and County Tax Board do not have control over budgets submitted by municipalities, counties, schools, or fire districts.
About the Tax Assessor
- Identifies and places a value on every parcel of land in Somerville
- Is granted the authority to make decisions by the New Jersey Constitution
- Is a municipal employee who works under the direction of the Somerset County Board of Taxation
The Assessor can answer questions about:
- Blocks and lots
- Assessments of land and buildings
- Lot sizes
- Sales prices
About the Tax Collector
Please contact the Tax Collector with questions about:
- Tax collections
- Tax bills, payments and interest
- Property tax relief programs for veterans, senior citizens and disabled persons