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Hunterdon County
Board of Taxation


Main Street County Complex
71 Main Street - Building #3B
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900

Phone: (908)788-1173
taxboard@co.hunterdon.nj.us

CONTACT

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STAFF: BOARD MEMBERS: OFFICE HOURS:

Tony Porto, Tax Administrator

Betty Fatula, Senior Field Representative

Edmund C. Watkinson, President

Michael J. Pierce, Vice President

Anthony J. Danzo, Commissioner

William T. Meglaughlin, Commissioner

Timothy J. Korzun, Commissioner

Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm

FUNCTIONS OF THE TAX BOARD

  • SUPERVISION: Municipal tax assessors carry out their duties under the direct supervision of the County Tax Administrator and the County Board of Taxation.
  • ASSESSMENT: The County Tax Board by resolution establishes the percentage of true value at which all real property in the county must be assessed.
  • EQUALIZATION: Annually the Tax Administrator ascertains the level of assessment in each taxing district in order to distribute the costs of county government equitably among the taxing districts within the County. The Board reviews and certifies the Equalization Table.
  • CALCULATION OF TAX RATES: Annually the Tax Administrator prepares the County Abstract of Ratables (or Table of Aggregates) to calculate the tax rate for each municipality within the County. The Board review and certifies the tax rates.
  • COMPUTER TAXATION SYSTEM: Under the New Jersey Property Tax System (MOD IV), the County Board of Taxation, in cooperation with the municipalities, supplies and maintains the computer taxation system used by assessing officers within the county.
  • RECORD MAINTENANCE: Some records maintained at the County Tax Board office include: Tax lists for each municipality, tax maps for each taxing district, a list of SR-1A's reflecting property sales information and tax appeal judgments rendered by the Board.
  • APPELLATE DUTIES: See "Understanding Tax Appeal Hearings"
  • PETITION FOR APPEAL FORM: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/petappl.pdf