In the heart of Salem County, NJ

Tax Assessor

  • Greg Busa
      856-769-2200 ext. 107
      Fridays - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Assessor’s Office Functions

 The Assessor’s Office and Municipal Assessor have the statutory responsibility of maintaining property record data for all of the Borough's parcels.

The Assessor must maintain up-to-date maps and all property record information such as names, addresses, and deed information.

The Assessor is also responsible for maintaining the property record card, which contains the assessment calculation and description.

The office also reviews and maintains all property deductions (seniors, veterans, disabled), farmland applications, income and expenses statements, abatements, and exemptions.

About Your Property Taxes And Assessments

Property Taxes are the result of a calculation when your assessment is multiplied by the tax rate. The Assessor has no control over your property taxes in so far as the assessed value usually remains the same, but the tax rate changes year to year.

The tax rate is established by the taxing authorities (County, Schools, Municipality, and Fire Districts) based on their annual Budgets. Concerns about the amount of the Budget and tax rate need to be addressed to these authorities.

Appeals can be made to the Assessor between October and December and to the County from Feb 1-April 1 each year. Since all appraisals/assessments are an opinion of value, the State allows for assessments to be within +/- 15% of market value to be deemed to be correct.Evidence must be shown that the property is overvalued. Evidence such as comparable sales (cannot use distressed sales such as short sales, foreclosures, bank sales, sales of vacant homes, or estate sales) or an appraisal (cannot use a refinance appraisal). Appraiser must be available to testify at the hearing.

 Property Tax Deductions

Senior Citizens or Permanently and Totally Disabled Persons are entitled to a $250 tax deduction (income limitations). Veterans and Widows of Vets who are honorably discharged from active duty during time of conflict are also entitled to a $250 tax deduction. Disabled veterans are eligible for exemption status. Contact the office for applications.





25 West Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098 / 856-769-2200