TAX ASSESSOR
staff Tax Assessor
Theresa L. Stagliano, CTA
clock icon Tuesdays : 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
By Appt. ONLY
email icon Phone: (856) 768 - 2300 ext. 207
Fax: (856) 768 - 1703
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**Property information (SFLA/Year Built, etc) is available via fax or e-mail requests only**

Property information can also be obtained by going to www.njactb.org

Questions regarding property taxes (bills/amount due/deadline for payments, etc) should be directed to the Tax Collector Office 856-768-2300 #8 when prompted.
New Tax Maps

New Tax Maps – New Block and Lot Identification Numbers

In accordance with the State of New Jersey, Division of Taxation, Mapping Department, the Waterford Township Tax Maps have been approved. In meeting the State’s Tax Map Regulations the Township needed to re-number all block and lots.

Property Owners, Title Companies, Engineering Firms, Attorneys, Developers, etc. should take note to the new block and lot numbers when preparing documents, applications, etc. for properties within Waterford Township.

Property Owners should be aware that it is NOT necessary to have your deeds re-recorded to reflect the new ID’s.

Click here for a link for Tax Map Viewer.

Instructions for use of Tax Map Viewer Across the Top Search On bar – you can search using the NEW block and lot number ; the HISTORIC/OLD block and lot; or ADDRESS:
  • Block & Lot - this is for searching using the NEW block and lot numbers
  • use drop box and select Camden County
  • use drop box and select Waterford Township
  • use the drop box for block and drop box for lot
  • the applicable new tax map plate will appear – click “more info” for detail information about the property
OR
  • across the top Search On bar – click on the bullet for Hblock & HLot (Historic (old/former) Block & Lot )
  • use drop box and select Camden County
  • use drop box and select Waterford Township
  • use the drop box to select the old block number and old lot number – click “more info” for detail information about the property
OR
  • use drop box and select Camden County
  • use drop box and select Waterford Township
  • across the top Search On bar – click on the bullet for Address – follow the drop down boxes – click “more info” for detail information about the property
Farmland Assessment Prerequisites

Land may be eligible for "farmland assessment" when it meets the following qualifications: click here for qualificaions
Miscellaneous Links

Association Municipal Assessors of NJ - http://www.amanj.org - List of NJ Certified Tax Assessors & more....

Vital Services Group - http://www.vitalgov.net/public.asp - Property Ownership Information (updated daily) & more...

NJ Association of County Tax Boards - http://www.njactb.org - Property Ownership Information (updated annually) and more...

NJ Division of Taxation - http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation - Tax Legislation, Property Tax Relief Programs & more...

Camden County - http://www.camdencounty.com - County Stores, County Events, County Services & more.....

NJ Legislature - http://www.njleg.state.nj.us - General Legislative Information, Members, Laws and Constitutions & more...

NJ Pinelands Commission - http://www.state.nj.us/pinelands - Land Use Planning, Information Center & more....

Social Security - www.ssa.gov - Replace cards, Apply for Benefits, Find Social Security Offices & more.....

NJ Council on Affordable Housing - http://www.state.nj.us/dca/coah - Affordable Housing Resources, About COAH & more..
Frequently Asked Questions

Yellow Ball   I need to know if my taxes, water and/or sewer bills are paid. I need to know if there is a balance due on my tax/water/sewer bill. I need to know if there are any liens on a property. Who do I call?

The Collection Department at 856-768-2300 option #8. Their office is located in the municipal building at 2131 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004

Yellow Ball   I need a copy of my tax bill. Who do I call?

The Tax Collector’s Office at 856-768-2300 option # Their office is located in the municipal building at 2131 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004

Yellow Ball   I paid off my mortgage and would like the tax bills sent to me. Who do I contact?

You must contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 856-768-2300 option #8. You should confirm that they have your correct mailing address, including a Post Office Box Number if applicable.

Yellow Ball   I need to know if a particular parcel of land can be built on. I need to know what I can build on a property. I need to know what a property is zoned. Who do I call?

The Planning/Zoning Board at 856-768-2300. Their office is located in the municipal building at 2132 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004.

Yellow Ball   My taxes went up, can I appeal my taxes?

No. Property taxes are the result of the local budget process and cannot be appealed. The tax rate is determined by the County Board of Taxation based on budgets submitted by the Municipality, County, Schools. Generally the rate changes annually.

Yellow Ball   What determines my assessment?

Tax Assessments are based on the market value of your property. Real property is required to be assessed at some percentage of its true value. True value has been defined as the full and fair value of each parcel of real property, in the judgment of the assessor, it would sell for at a fair and bona fide sale on the assessing date. The assessing date is October 1st of the pretax year.

Yellow Ball   Who determines the percentage of true value?

The Division of Taxation. Following a revaluation, all assessments must represent 100% of true market value as of the previous October 1st. The Division annually conducts a fiscal year sales survey. Every sale is compared individually to every assessment to determine an average level of assessment.

Yellow Ball   What is the sales ratio and tax rate for 2012?

The 2013 ratio to true value is 57.98%. The 2012 tax rate is $5.406/$100 of assessed value.

Yellow Ball   Can I appeal my assessment?

Yes. On or about February 1st, the assessor is required under N.J.S. 54:4-38.1, to notify every property owner of their assessment. A property owner who disagrees with the assessed value may appeal to the County Board of Taxation or before April 1st. (December 1 for ADDED and OMITTED ASSESSMENTS) Petition of Appeal forms are available in the local assessor’s office 856-768-2300 or by contacting the Camden County Board of Taxation at 609-225-5238.

Yellow Ball   If I file an appeal will my assessment automatically be reduced?

In 1973 the New Jersey Legislature adopted a formula known as chapter 123 to test the fairness of an assessment. If the ratio of the assessment to the true value exceeds the average ratio by 15%, then the assessment is reduced to the common level. However, if the assessment falls within this common level range, no adjustment will be made. Additionally, if the true value falls below the common level, the Tax Board is obligated to increase the assessment to the common level.

Yellow Ball   Can I get a copy of my recorded deed from the assessor’s office?

Generally no. The assessor’s office is only required to update their assessment list based on the type of deed recorded. However, copies of all recorded deeds are kept on file with the Camden County Clerk’s Office. You can contact them at 856-225-5326.

Yellow Ball   Can I obtain a copy of my survey from the assessor’s office?

No. The only record the assessor is required to keep is the township’s tax map. The tax map is utilized by the assessor for identification of property locations only. The surveyor who did the original survey should have a copy or perhaps the title company that did your settlement would have a copy, depending on how many years ago you purchased your property. You might have to arrange for a new survey of your property to be done by a licensed surveyor.

Yellow Ball   I’m an honorably discharged Veteran or a surviving spouse of an honorably discharged Veteran. Am I entitled to a property tax deduction?

Possibly. See the prerequisites under Property Tax Deductions.

Yellow Ball   I’m a senior citizen (65 years of age or older), am I entitled to a property tax deduction?

Possibly. See the prerequisites under Property Tax Deductions.
Property Tax Deductions

The State of New Jersey, administered through the local municipal Assessor's Office, makes available property tax deductions to qualifying property owners. Each deduction has specific qualifications and requires the filing of an application.

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Property Tax Rebates

The State of New Jersey, administered through the Division of Taxation, provides for the following Property Tax Rebates:
  • Homestead Rebates Program

  • N.J. Saver Rebate Program

  • Property Tax Reimbursement

  • Property Tax Deduction / Credit
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