|Tax Offices - Assessor Overview
Cherry Hill's Department of Assessment Services determines the market value of all real estate within the Township for assessing purposes. The Assessing Department handles all deed transfers, property owner mailing address changes, tax exempt applications. The Assessor's Office also provides applications for and answers questions about the following property tax deduction programs:
- Income-qualified homeowners who are 65 years and older or disabled may receive a $250 deduction on their property taxes and total exemption from Township sewer rents
- Qualified veterans and widows of veterans can receive a $200 deduction in their property taxes in the year 2002. Deductions will increase $50 for the year 2003, when eligible residents may receive a maximum deduction of $250.
- Permanently disabled veterans may be entitled to full exemption from property taxes.
The Assessor's Office also administers the five-year residential abatement program. Certain improvements which add value to a home (i.e. additions, decks, sheds, extra bathrooms) are eligible for a property tax abatement. The value that is added, up to $15,000, will be abated for five years.