National Guard Competition Event 

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the NJ National Guard will be conducting a competition involving their personnel along the Delaware River.

Helicopters will be used to drop personnel off on the Pennsylvania side of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will then travel by inflatable boat across the river. Participants will then run south along the canal path.

The participants will then turn around and complete this same course in reverse.

This event is scheduled to take place between 7 AM and 12 PM.  

 

Road Construction Announcement

On or about Monday, April 10, 2017 Mercer County D.O.T. will be milling and paving Carter Road (CH 569) between Pennington Rocky Hill Road (Mt. Rose intersection) and Princeton Avenue in Hopewell Borough.

Work will occur Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. The road will be closed to through traffic during these hours. Full access will be permitted during non-working hours.

Motorists will be directed to use East Broad Street/Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road (CH 518), Province Line Road, and Cherry Valley Road.

This work is anticipated to take approximately 20 working days.

 

Bridge Reconstruction Notice

On or about Monday, December 5, 2016 the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will start the rehabilitation of the two bridges on River Drive, one over Fiddlers Creek, and one over Steele Run, which have been closed for over three years.

Sections of River Drive, near these two bridges, will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the duration of the project.

This project is to be completed in 150 calendar days, weather permitting.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Deborah Fox, Tax Assessor
Located in the Public Works Building
Phone: (609) 737-0607 ext. 622, 648, 624
Fax (609) 737-2813

Please Contact the Collector for questions regarding tax bills and taxes paid.

Property Tax Assessment in New Jersey
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes Brochure PDF

NJ has an ad valorem based tax system which means that property tax assessment is based on the market value of your property. 

NJ Property Tax Records Click Here Free registration is required, after which you can use the Mod IV tab to review your information.

Property Tax Deductions Available to Residents
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  • Senior/Disabled Tax Deduction
  • Veteran Tax Deduction
  • Totally and Permanently Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption

Applications for Senior and Veteran deductions are available in the Assessor’s Office.  Totally disabled veterans, if qualified, are entitled to real property tax exemptions.         

Property Tax Appeals

Petitions to either the County Board of Taxation or directly to the State Tax Court must be filed and received on or before April 1, 2017.

ALL Taxpayers in Mercer County have the right to file tax appeals with the County Board of Taxation, regardless of the amount of their assessment. Those properties with assessments greater than $1,000,000.00 have the option of appealing either with the County Board of Taxation or filing directly to the State Tax Court of New Jersey.

What to Remember When Filing an Appeal:

  • Property owners have the right to file an appeal each year
  • You must prove that you would not be able to sell your house for its current assessed value by providing comparable sales
  • Comparable sales are sales of similar homes that were listed on the open market, have sold within the appropriate time period and are not subject to any extenuating circumstances like duress, a sale between family members, estate sales etc.
  • You cannot compare assessments as a basis for appeal

Any questions regarding tax appeals should be directed to the Mercer County Board of Taxation at (609) 989-6704.


Farmland Assessment Applications
Farm Application Checklist

Reminder to all farmland assessed properties in Hopewell Township – Farmland applications for 2017 are due in the Assessor’s Office on or before August 1.The office will mail the applications in June.  The Assessor’s Office is located in the Public Works Building at 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.  If the farmland applications are not received in a timely manner, the properties will be denied farmland assessment for 2018.


Changes to Farmland Assessment
Click here for the list of Changes
The following are key changes under Farmland Assessment:

  • Income: $500 Gross Sales Criterion for the first 5 acres is increased to $1,000, except for lands under a Woodland Management Plan, which remain at $500 for the first 5 acres.
  • 2016 Revised Gross Sales Form: Income will be indicated on this form. Click Here to view a sample.
  • Descriptive Narrative: Properties where a farm’s acreage is less than 7 acres must include a descriptive narrative of the agricultural/horticultural uses, a sketch of their location and a number of acres devoted is required to be submitted with the application

Questions? Please Email your farmland assessment questions.

Forms Online

Request for Certified List $10 Fee for Certified List
Request for Information OPRA Request Form
FA-1 Farmland Assessment Form Deadline August 1st
GS-FA1 Gross Sales Form Income form to be Filed with FA-1 Deadline August 1st
Supplement Farm Assessment Form To be Filed with the FA-1 Deadline August 1st
WD-1 Woodland Data Form Revised form for Woodland Management Properties to file with FA-1 Deadline August 1st

 

 
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