The Assessor is responsible for identifying all property in the Township, and assigning an assessed or taxable value. The Assessor’s Office also processes all ownership changes, deed transactions, and deductions/exemptions (e.g., senior citizens, disabled persons and veterans).
The main function of the Assessor’s office is to value all property in the municipality for tax purposes. The ultimate goal is to assess the properties so all property owners will pay their fair share of the revenue needed to finance the schools, municipality, county government and fire district.
The State Constitution requires all properties be assessed at “fair market” value. Therefore, it is essential to maintain assessments, keep up with market prices and cope with inflation. At times, market conditions warrant Revaluation or Reassessment programs to maintain “fair market value”.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL BURLINGTON COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
In 2018, the Alternative Real Property Assessment Calendar (P.L. 2018, c. 94) was signed into law for New Jersey by Governor Murphy.
After careful consideration, the Alternative Property Assessment Calendar was adopted by the Board of the Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington via Resolution #2020-00149 on April 9, 2020 to begin implementation as of October 1, 2020.
The calendar change will benefit property owners and municipalities by completing the assessment appeal process before tax bills are generated in 2021 and each year subsequently.
November 15 – Notification of Assessment of Postcards – Property Assessment Notification Postcards for the 2021 tax year will be mailed on or before November 20, 2020. These postcards were previously mailed on or before February 1st each year.
January 15 – County Property Assessment Appeal Filing Deadline – The new deadline to file a County appeal of your property assessment will be January 15th each year starting in January 2021. The previous deadline was April 1st each year.
*For more information, please visit: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/323/Taxation-Board
General Assessment Information
Added Omitted Appeals
A “Notice of Assessment” postcard is mailed to property owners every year by November 15th. If you disagree with your Assessment value you have the right to appeal your value. The deadline to file a Tax Appeal is January 15th of each tax year. Appeals can be filed electronically or by mailing the original paper copy to the Burlington County Board of Taxation with a copy mailed to the Township Clerk and the Township Tax Assessor.
If you receive an added/omitted assessment bill in October and you disagree with your Added/Omitted Assessment value, you have the right to appeal. The deadline to file a Tax Appeal is December 1st of the current year. Appeals are filed with the original paper copy mailed to the Burlington County Board of Taxation and a copy mailed to the Township Clerk and the Township Tax Assessor.
Township of Maple Shade Tax Map
Property Ownership Information
Property Tax Deductions
In order to received the deduction or exemption you MUST APPLY. Please read and fill in the application of the deduction completely.
Forms are available in the Tax Assessor’s office or online at the following locations: