Property Tax Assessment & Revaluation Message
As many of you know, the Gloucester County Tax Assessor chosen to do a reassessment of Washington Township and have begun to notify residents. It is our understanding that property assessments have risen throughout the Township. In addition, there has been misinformation regarding these assessments and the calculation of property taxes. Please do not apply the current tax rate to your new assessed value as we anticipate a potential decrease in the 2020 tax rate. The Municipality is not raising any additional tax money as a result of this revaluation. Furthermore, during the budgetary process under Mayor Gattinelli’s Administration, there was no municipal tax increase for the budget years of 2017, 2018, and 2019 while continuing to enhance and vastly improve municipal services. The municipal tax rate was .657 for the 2017 and 2018 budget years. Additionally, the municipal tax rate for the 2019 budget year is .655, representing a small decrease in the tax rate without any decrease in the level of services to our residents. Washington Township has continuously monitored spending and worked hard to stabilize the municipal tax rate while increasing services to provide residents what they have come to expect and deserve. Residents can rest assured that Mayor Gattinelli and the Administration will continue to present a fiscally responsible budget. Upon the receipt of the tax rate from the Gloucester County Tax Assessor (anticipated mid-year 2020) the new tax rate will be made available for residents on the Township web site. If you have any questions, please contact the Gloucester County Tax Assessor’s office to schedule an appointment to review your property’s assessment (856) 307-6445.
For further information, please review the following publication from the State Treasury regarding revaluation: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/revaluation.pdf. Thank you and we look forward to continue to serve the residents of Washington Township.