About Tax Bills

Property tax bills are mailed out once a year after all budgets (municipal, county, school districts and fire district) have been approved.  This generally occurs at the end of June.  Added Assessment bills are mailed out in October.  Added Assessment bills are for improvements made to your property after October 1st of the pre-tax year to September 30th of the current tax year.

Tax Payments are due on a quarterly basis as follows:

1st Quarter        

February 1st    

2nd Quarter      

May 1st

3rd Quarter      

August 1st

4th Quarter      

November 1st

Payments are due by the 10th of the month to avoid interest.  Interest is 8% on the first $1500 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter.  There is a 6% year end penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000 as of December 31st.

Make checks payable to:

City of Lambertville
Tax Office
18 York Street
Lambertville, New Jersey 08530

Tax Assessor


Within the framework of N.J.S.A. 54:3-16, 54:4-23 & 54:4-26, the Tax Assessor operates under the guidance of the Director of the Division of Taxation and the County Board of Taxation. Accordingly, the governing body has no right whatsoever to influence the Tax Assessor as to valuation and assessment method since the responsibilities of the Tax Assessor are independent of Municipal Government control. We are dedicated to effective and efficient governmental service when performing assessment functions. We will continually improve quality and excellence by:
  • Providing the essential training and skills to employees, enabling competent performance;
  • Encouraging employee self development, motivation, and participation;
  • Fostering open communication and teamwork;
  • Focusing on continual improvement of processes, systems and technology;
  • Providing the necessary resources to meet these goals. 

Tax Collector


The Tax Collector is responsible for the billing, collection, reporting and enforcement of municipal taxes for the City of Lambertville. As a statutory officer of the State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is obligated to follow all the State Statutes regarding property tax collection including billing, due dates, interest on delinquent tax payments and tax sale procedures.


Property Tax Relief Programs


The State of New Jersey offers several programs for property tax relief. You may be eligible for one or more of these:
  • Deduction for Senior Citizens and disabled persons
  • Deduction for Veterans with active wartime service
  • Homestead Rebate for homeowners
  • NJ SAVER Rebate
  • Property Tax Reimbursement, a freeze on taxes for Senior Citizens

Each of the above listed benefits have specific eligibility criteria and filing deadlines. Contact the Tax Assessor’s office at (973) 284-4956 to find out if you qualify or for assistance in filling out the applications.

 

Tax Office Frequently Asked Questions

When are tax bills mailed? 

Tax bills are mailed out once a year in late June or early July following the certification of the rate by Hunterdon County Tax Board. New bills are not mailed when there is a change. of ownership. You must contact the tax office and request a bill. 

When are tax payments due? 

Property taxes are billed in Lambertville on a calendar year, January 1st to December 31st. The first quarter is due on February 1st and covers Jan-March. The second quarter is due on May 1st and covers April-June. The third quarter is due on August 1st and covers July-Sept. The fourth quarter is due November 1st and covers Oct-Dec. Payments are due on the first, there is a 10 day grace period, and on the 11th day interest is calculated back to the 1st, If the 10th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, you have until the next working day to make payment without interest being charged. Failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt you from paying taxes or the interest due on delinquent taxes. 

Do you accept postmarks? 

We cannot accept postmarks. 

What if I want to change my mailing address? 

This request must be made in writing and signed by the property owner, along with the block/lot, reason and send to: Lambertville City, Tax Collector, 18 York St, Lambertville NJ 08530 

How do I change the name on my deed? 

A deed is an official document, recorded at the county level and a new deed has to be recorded to add or delete anyone from the official record of ownership. We recommend that you seek legal assistance from an attorney or title company specializing in property transactions. If you are listed as a JOINT TENANT no change is required but it is recommended and one needs to bring an original certified copy of the death certificate to the tax assessor

When will I be billed for any improvements done to my property? 

You will be sent a letter from the Tax Assessor after the improvement has been issued a Certificate of Occupancy. The letter will advise you of the additional assessed value due and what year(s) are involved. The new assessment will cause additional bill (s) to be issued. The bill called an added assessment bill will be sent out in October and due November 1st (4th qtr.) of the current year and February 1st and May 1st of the following year. The added bill must be combined together with your original tax bill that was received/mailed in June/July. When the new bills are generated the following June, all taxes will be combined into one bill. 

How do I go about filing an appeal? 

All appeal questions should be directed to the Tax Assessor Richard Carmosino/ Office 609-397-8462. Tax Assessor's office hours are Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00pm. 

When can I speak with the Tax Collector? 

The Tax Collector, Cindy McBride is in the office Thursday evenings 4:30-7:00pm. Pam Williamson is in the tax office M-F 9:00 am -12:00pm. Both can be reached by email listed below. Also the City has a tax look-up tool available 24/7. If you don't know your block and lot number, you can do the search by your address. Follow this link: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp1017 I  Pam Williamson-Tax Clerk- taxclerk@lambertvillenj.org  Cindy McBride-Tax Collector-taxcollector@lambertvillenj.org