To ensure fair property tax bills for all residents, properties in the Township are revalued each year, many based on an analysis of the real estate market but some by inspection. A five year cycle calls for one region of the Township to be inspected in a particular year, in 2019 being those homes in Fire District 4. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, in 2020 only the exterior of homes in the Arbor and part of New Market were inspected.
For 2021, the Township will move forward with interior and exterior inspections of homes in Fire Districts 1 & 3 which include the Arbor and all of New Market with a primary focus on public health and with guidance from the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s Property Administration Branch. The Township will offer the option of a virtual interior inspection to residential property owners through Zoom. No data from the Zoom inspection will be recorded or retained by the Township.
Property owners in this area will be notified by a letter from the Piscataway Tax Assessor’s office about when and how inspections will occur. The letter may be similar in nature to a previous letter sent to residents having inspections done last year with additional information regarding how to schedule a virtual inspection.
These inspection letters will be mailed to property owners in the Arbor and part of New Market on August 27th indicating reassessment inspections will begin late Summer into early Fall 2021. Inspectors from Professional Property Appraisers (PPA) will begin field work on September 7th. PPA anticipates inspections will be completed by the middle of November.
For information about the reassessment process, please click on Reassessment FAQs. The information provided are examples only and may not apply directly to Piscataway Township or your individual property.
To view the ID cards of PPA staff, please click here.