Property Tax Relief Programs
Find information on the different benefits:
The Homestead Benefit program provides property tax relief to eligible homeowners. For most homeowners, the benefit is distributed to your municipality in the form of a credit, which reduces your property taxes.
- Information regarding the Homestead Benefit can be found on the State of New Jersey website.
- Call the State to check your status at 1-888-238-1233
Property Tax Reimbursement
This program is commonly known as the Senior Freeze. It is designed to freeze the burden of increasing real estate taxes for qualified applicants by establishing a base year of eligibility, comparing that base year with any subsequent year and refunding the difference to the eligible homeowner. Eligibility must be continuous otherwise a new base year would have to be established.
Qualifications (2021 Eligibility Requirements)
- Must make an application to the State annually
- Homeowners must be age 65 or older or receiving Federal Social Security Disability Benefits who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey. Age requirements apply to the base year as well as the application year
- Applicant must be a New Jersey resident for at least 10 years and living in their current home for the last 3 or more years
- Must meet income limits as set by the State annually. Income limits apply to the base year as well as the application year;
- Property taxes must be paid in full by December 31st each year. Failure to pay property taxes within the year due disqualifies the applicant. A new application would have to be filed the following year that would establish a new base year.
Application booklets are mailed out by the State in late January each year. Application booklets may also be obtained from the State Division of Taxation Website
For More Information
For further information or to request an application, please call the State of New Jersey Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597.
Property Tax Deductions
A $250 yearly deduction is available for senior citizens, disabled persons, and surviving spouses of a senior or disabled person. A $250 yearly deduction is also available to qualified veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. Applications for the deduction should be submitted to the Township of Pemberton Tax Assessor’s Office.
Senior citizens, disabled persons, and surviving spouses of seniors/disabled persons receive an annual post tax year income verification (Form PD5) in January. The completed form must be returned to the Tax Collector’s office before March 1st to avoid dis-allowance of the respective deduction granted.