Salem County TAX Office
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Note for Users of Screen Readers
Please note the documents contained on this page are PDFs and may not be readable by Screen Readers as many been scanned in, for example, to display legal signatures. Any resident using a Screen Reader may contact the office to inquire about receiving readable, non-scanned copies.

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Equalizations & Ratables Abstracts

Equalization Tables
The purpose of the County Equalization Table is to develop the true value of real property within each municipality. Each municipality is commanded by statue to assess all real property at 100 percent of true value to meet the burden of local taxes. Equalization is the procedure recognized by the legislature that assessments in every municipality are not a 100 percent of true value and attempts to balance those differences through a prescribed mathematical process. The County Tax Administrator is charged with the responsibility of ascertaining the ratio or percentage of true value of the assessments in each municipality in the county and preparing the county equalization table. The equalized values for each municipality are used in the calculation of tax rates for shared taxing districts, specifically the County Tax Rate, the County Open Space Tax Rate and Regional School Districts Tax Rate.