Fran Kuczynski, CTA
The Assessor is responsible for identifying and placing a value on every parcel of land within the confines of the Town’s borders. The values are derived through the formulation of models developed from closed comparable sales and uniformly applied to comparable housing styles for design, quality, and location. These values become the final assessed values for residential properties.
Commercial Properties are assessed based on income and expense information as well as sales data. Chapters 91’s are mailed out annually to owners. The data compiled from the responses enables us to develop economic rents that are uniformly used on comparable rental properties.
Chapter 75 Assessment cards N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1 are mailed annually on or before February first of the tax year. An aggrieved taxpayer may contact the Town of Clinton Tax Assessor’s office to discuss their assessment, visit the Town Hall to review property data and closed sales, and/or file an appeal with the Hunterdon County Tax Board. All appeals must be filed with the tax board on or before April first by the close of business. You must serve a complete copy of your Petition of Appeal including all documentation on the Assessor and the Clerk of the Town of Clinton N.J.A.C. 18:12A-1.6(j).
A taxpayer does not file an appeal of his/her taxes but of their assessment. Appeal forms must be obtained from the Hunterdon County Board of Taxation.
Applications for the following deductions are available in the Tax Assessor’s office: Veteran, Senior, Disabled or Surviving Spouse. The Property Tax Reimbursement application (PTR-1) for the senior freeze is also available.