Tax Assessor

                   
   

Offices, Authorities, Boards & Agencies
Tax Assessor
JUSTIN VINING, JR.

 
   
           
               
               

 

OFFICE ADDRESS:
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

OFFICE HOURS:
M–F 9am–5pm

MAP: City Hall Location
TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 123
FAX: 609-386-5110
E-MAIL: JVining@burlingtonnj.us

 

FINANCE DEPT. DIVISIONS:
Finance Dept. (Treasury)
Tax Collector (Revenue)
Collector, Water & Sewer

 


OFFICE OF THE
TAX ASSESSOR
JUSTIN VINING, JR.

OTHER OFFICES, AUTHORITIES,BOARDS & AGENCIES
Board of Island Managers
Burlington Housing Authority

ON THIS PAGE:
Division Directory
What the Tax Assessor Does
Assessments
Flood Insurance
Special Exemptions
Tax Rebate Programs
Property Tax Deductions / Credits
Veteran Deduction
Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Deductions

Tax Assessor

TITLE

NAME

TELEPHONE

Tax Assessor

Justin Vining

609-386-0200 ext. 123

What the Tax Assessor Does 

The task of property assessment for purposes of tax calculation falls to the Tax Assessors Office. This Office, under the supervision of the City Administrator, performs all required functions respecting assessments, including:

  • Maintains all records of assessments
  • Accounting for all veteran and senior citizen deductions
  • Records results of tax appeals, tax liens and general assessments

Assessments 

Added Assessment Tax Bills are mailed no later than Oct. 20th, and are due Nov. 1st

Appeals on Assessments must be filed with the County Tax Board before April 1. Appeals on Added Assessments must be filed no later than Dec. 1. NOTE: despite filing an appeal, your taxes MUST be kept current with the Collector. Overpayments will then be credited forward.

Flood Insurance

The City of Burlington’s location makes citizens eligible for flood insurance which may be purchased under the Federal Flood Insurance program. Failure to purchase such insurance when required of a property owner will result in the denial of Federal Disaster Assistance in an amount equal to what Federal Flood Insurance would have provided (NJSA 54:4-64.1). Please visit City Hall and refer to the “Flood Map”, maintained by the Housing & Community Development Dept. to see if your property rests within the insurance-required area.

For more details on identifying your specific flood risks, prevention, and flood insurance, see Flood Risk and Insurance section of Sewer and Drainage Division on this website:  Flood Insurance

Special Exemptions

Ordinance Nos. 09-1999 & 10-1999 provide for a real estate tax exemption to residential dwellings exceeding twenty (20) years of age, and provide real estate tax exemptions for commercial or industrial structures, and for abatement of real estate taxes pursuant to NJSA 40A:21-1, et seq. Obtain further information by contacting the office, 9am–5pm M–F

City of Burlington Tax Assessor
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

or TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 123

Tax Rebate Programs

Three separate and distinct tax relief programs are available to New Jersey homeowners:

Property Tax Reimbursement Program

800-882-6597

Checks mailed by Jul. 15th

Homestead Property Tax Rebate Program

800-323-4400

Checks mailed by Jul. 31st

NJ Saver Program

609-826-4282

Checks mailed Sep. 15th

File Form NJ-1040 (or Form HR-1040 if not required to file an income tax return). For information about these forms, go online to:
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/
or, send an E-mail to the State Division of Taxation at taxation@oit.state.nj.us

Property Tax Deductions / Credits

Two programs are offered which yield deductions off your Property Tax Bill...

Veteran Deduction  

Applications for the Veteran Property Tax Deduction may be obtained 9am–5pm M–F from the office of:

City of Burlington Tax Assessor
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street Burlington NJ 08016

TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 123

Qualified United States veterans who served in time of war may be entitled to deductions in the amount of:

$250 for year 2003 and thereafter

To qualify for the deduction Applicant must be all of the following:

  • New Jersey resident
  • City property owner as of Oct. 1st of preceding year
  • Honorably discharged U.S. veteran
  • Having active wartime service during one of these periods:

Peacekeeping Missions– requires a minimum of 14 days service in the combat area, unless a service injury was received in combat
“Joint Guard” Mission– Bosnia & Herzegovina Dec. 20, 1996 – Ongoing
“Joint Endeavor” Mission– Bosnia & Herzegovina Nov. 20, 1995 – Dec. 20, 1996
“Restore Hope” Mission– Somalia- Dec. 5, 1992 – Mar. 31, 1994
Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm Mission– Aug. 2, 1990 – Ongoing
Panama Peacekeeping Mission– Dec. 20, 1989 – Jan. 31, 1990
Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission– Sep. 26, 1982 – Dec. 1, 1987
Grenada Peacekeeping Mission– Oct. 23, 1983 – Nov. 21, 1983
Vietnam Conflict– Dec. 31, 1960 – May 7, 1975
Lebanon Crisis of 1950– Jul. 23, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955
Korean Conflict– Jun. 23, 1950 – Jan. 31, 1955
World War II– Sep. 16, 1940 – Dec. 31, 1946
World War I– Apr. 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918

Surviving spouses of veterans or servicepersons who died during war time active duty are entitled to the deduction if they were all of the following:

  • New Jersey resident
  • City property owner as of Oct. 1st of preceding year
  • Veteran or serviceperson must have been a resident of New Jersey at time of death.

For complete eligibility requirements, please carefully review the Application.

Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Deductions

Applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Deduction of $250 may be obtained 9am–5pm M–F from the office of

City of Burlington Tax Assessor
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street Burlington NJ 08016

TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 123

To qualify for the Deduction, Applicant must be:

  • 65 years of age as of Dec. 31st the preceding year
  • New Jersey resident
  • Residing at the City property as of Oct. 1st the preceding year
  • Total annual income excluding Social Security must not exceed $10,000.

Applicant has until Mar. 1st the year following a claim to file a Post-Tax Year Income Statement with this office. The Post-Tax Year Income Statement certifies that Applicant’s income for the year did not exceed the limit. For further eligibility requirements, please thoroughly review the Application.

Applications and assistance for either of the Deduction programs may be obtained 9am–5pm M–F at the office of:

City of Burlington Tax Assessor
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street Burlington NJ 08016

or TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 123

 

 

     
 
 

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