Tax Assessors and Collectors
D. Michelle Allen
Phone: 856-935-4080 x206
Hours: Thurs. 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Phone: 856-678-3089 x134
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 856-935-4080 x207
Mailing Address: PO Box 357, Alloway, NJ 08001
Assessor: Wed. 3:30-5:30
Staff: Wed. 4:15-5:30pm
Phone: 856-935-2359 Ext.106
Mailing Address: 491 Rt 45, Mannington, NJ 08079
Assessor: Mon. 6:30 – 8:00pm;
1st Thurs each month 7:00-8:30pm
Staff: Same as assessor
Phone: 856-678-3089 x135
90 N. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070
Assessor: Wed. 9:00am – 4:30pm;
Thurs. 9:00am – 12:30
Staff: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30am – 3:45pm
Phone: 856-769-3222 Ext. 4
Mailing Address: 1180 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
Assessor: Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Field Hours Mon. & Tues. 1-5 as needed
No office staff.
Lisa J. Perella
Phone: 856-358-2300 x6011
989 Centerton Road, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
Assessor: Tues.& Thurs. 8:30am – 5:00pm;
Wed. 8:30am – 3:00 pm
Staff: Mon. – Fri. 8:30am – 5:00pm
About Your Tax Assessor
Your Tax Assessor bears the tremendous responsibility of determining each taxpayer’s share. Upon his/her shoulders falls the burden of equitable treatment. Their primary duty is to determine the value of each and every property in his/her municipality every year. In the past, the Assessor’s job was relatively simple. There was less property, property was less complex in nature and more stable in value, fewer new structures were built each year, taxes were much lower, more uniform from year to year, and of less consequence to the taxpayer.
Properly done, the job of the Tax Assessor is difficult, voluminous and complex. It requires much skill in appraising property, a thorough knowledge of property tax laws, the ability to administer office personnel and routines, knowledge of municipal finances and the ability to deal effectively with the public.
In the past few years, new duties have been imposed upon the Assessor. A job that once required only a few weeks or months out of the year in most municipalities has now become a year-round job in all taxing districts. Who is your Tax Assessor? He or she possesses a certified Tax Assessor’s Certificate (CTA) issued by the State of New Jersey after successfully passing a comprehensive examination.
They are appointed to the office of tax assessor by the local municipal government. Some of our assessors have also acquired a real estate appraiser’s license. But the assessor could be a current or former contractor, an accountant or an engineer. Some have years of experience in the corporate world focusing on management, communications or chemistry.
There are five (5) male and four (4) female assessors serving the fifteen (15) municipalities of Salem County. Most are married and reside within, or in a neighboring county. More than fifty percent (50%) have obtained a college degree. Seventy percent (70%) have made assessing their career or “retirement” vocation with an overall average of assessing experience of 25 years.
Recent legislation requires the recertification of all tax assessors. This is accomplished through attendance at approved educational courses designed to improve their assessment administration skills and update their knowledge in a rapidly changing technical field. You are encouraged to meet with your municipal Tax Assessor during his/her office hours and review your property record card to confirm the accuracy of your property’s information for a fair and equitable assessment.