TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
Tax Assessor - Louis Belasco, CTA
Phone Number: 609-884-9545
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
Contact Person: Donna Schwartz - Assessing Clerk
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Mon. Tues. & Wed.
City of Cape May Tax Maps CLICK HERE
Taxpayers Bill of Rights
The Tax Assessor is responsible for establishing all property values.
New Jersey law requires that all property values be set as of each October 1st for the ensuing year.
Detailed property records are available for view in the Assessor’s office during listed business hours.
The tax rate is per $100. Multiply the assessment by the tax rate to arrive at the amount of annual property tax.
Yearly Assessment Notices will be sent out by the 1st of February of the current year and will list the prior year taxes. Information about the Appeal Process will appear on the back of the notice.
Tax appeals must be paid, processed and received by April 1st by the Cape May County Tax Board. All municipal charges must be current to have a hearing.
PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTIONS
Tax deductions and exemptions are granted only by provision of the New Jersey Constitution or by general law. At present, deductions and exemptions granted by constitutional provision concern property of war veterans and their surviving spouses, senior citizens, disabled persons and their surviving spouses.
Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons, Surviving Spouses: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/ptd.pdf
The New Jersey Constitution authorizes an annual deduction from the real property taxes on a dwelling house owned and occupied by a person 65 years of age or older or permanently and totally disabled; or the qualified surviving spouse of a senior citizen or disabled person; where annual income is $10,000 or less after permitted exclusions (N.J.S.A.54:4-8.40 et seq.).
To qualify for the annual $250.00 real property tax deduction a claimant must meet requirements of citizenship, property ownership, residency, income, timely application and age or disability or widowhood.
Applicants should confer with the Assessor about their eligibility.
Veterans, Surviving Spouses of Veteran or service person: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/vss.pdf
The New Jersey Constitution authorizes an annual deduction from the real property taxes levied on real and personal property owned by qualified war veterans and their surviving spouses.
To qualify for the annual $250.00 real property tax deduction a claimant must meet requirements of citizenship, residency, active wartime service in United States Armed Forces, honorable discharge, real or personal property ownership, timely application and surviving spouse where warranted.