Tax Assessor

120 Filmore Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Phone: (908)454-5500
Fax: (908)454-6511

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Assessor’s office:

  • Values all real property in the municipality for the purpose of tax assessments
  • Prepares the tax list
  • Maintains records of every parcel
  • Responsible for maintaining the community’s tax map
  • Aids in educating the public about the assessment function

For information regarding Tax Assessments please contact our office.

DeductionsTax Appeals

In New Jersey, the specific remedy for property tax complaints is by appeal of the property’s assessment to the County Tax Board and the various courts.

Appeals must be filed on or before April 1 of the tax year or within 45 days of issuance of a Notice of Change in Assessment with the County Board of Taxation. The following appeal forms are available:

Petition of Appeal: Click here to download: PDF File

Added/Omitted Petition of Appeal:  Click here to download: PDF File

Additional Information

  • The following examples of changes to your property may affect the assessed value:  Conversion of attic, basement, garage, or porch into living area; Installation of bath or powder room, Central Heating/AC, Fireplace, Porch or Patio, Additions, Garages and other structures, In Ground Swimming Pools, Siding.

Be sure to check with the Construction Code Office for Code and Permit Requirements.

  • Your Collector can answer questions about tax collection – The Assessor about Assessments.
  • The Assessor cannot legally collect Tax Money.
  • Tax payments may be made to the Tax Collector by mail, following the instructions on your tax bill, or in person at the Municipal Building.
  • Interest is required to be charged on late payments of taxes.
  • When you are issued a Building Permit, you can expect visits from both the Assessor and the Construction Code Official as their duties require.
  • The Assessment for the tax year is provided each February via Postcard. The information on this green postcard is for assessment purposes only. Do not utilize the tax data provided on the assessment postcard for income tax preparation (use your tax bill information).
  • Any changes to the property may be subject to added Assessment which begins the 1st of the month following substantial completion, or use.  The added Assessment list is submitted to the County Board on October 1st and the tax thereon is due in full November 1st of the same year.