Mayor Jeff Martin and the Township Council have authorized an estimated third-quarter tax bill for residents to stay current with statutory mandates for tax collection.
Locally, and for the third year in a row, Hamilton Township will have no local municipal tax increase. However, Hamilton Township collects property taxes for Mercer County and Hamilton Township School District. To date, Mercer County still needs to adopt its 2023 budget. For this reason, the Township will begin mailing an estimated third-quarter-only bill based on what the Township believes Mercer County's tax rate will be once its budget is adopted.
"Hamilton collects property taxes for more than just your local government; we also collect for Mercer County and Hamilton Township School District. While Mercer County's tax rate is unknown and Hamilton Township has no increase, the Hamilton Township School Board adopted a budget with a minor increase of less than $1/month for the average homeowner," noted Mayor Jeff Martin. "Taken together, both of your local Hamilton government entities have again shown how diligently they are working to make living in 'America's Favorite Hometown' affordable. Together with the NJ ANCHOR property tax rebate program, many residents are paying less in property taxes in 2023 than they did in 2019."
While Hamilton Township has worked hard to control the impacts of inflation, the Township knows many need help to make ends meet. If you or someone you know needs help paying your bills, programs such as the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), and the Senior Freeze Program (PTR) are available to assist.
Residents may contact HAMStat with questions and information on the tax billing and assistance programs by calling (609) 586-0311, texting (609) 710-9600, emailing HAMStat@hamiltonnj.com or submitting a request through our mobile app or online portal at www.HamiltonNJ.com/311. Hamilton Township will mail a reconciled tax bill later this summer or early fall for the fourth quarter of 2023 and preliminary first and second quarters of 2024 after Mercer County passes its budget.