The Assessorís office provides the information necessary to ensure an accurate valuation of properties and equitable distribution of the real estate tax levy, so that all taxpayers pay their fair share of the obligations of the schools, the county and the municipality.
It is the assessorís duty to continually process all changes in the status of a property, thereby ensuring that taxes are levied proportionally to all property owners.
The Tax Collector bills and collects all property taxes as established by the Tax Assessor. For those property owners who refuse to pay their tax bills, the Tax Collector is responsible for enforcement procedures, up to and including the sale of a lien against the properties to which taxes are delinquent. Records are maintained in the Tax Office for these lien holders and lien redemptions are processed through the Tax Collectorís Office. The Tax collector verifies delinquent tax balances (tax searches) for credit checks and works with the real estate title companies involved in that process.