Tax Assessor

Tax Assessor
Richard L. Buscemi, CTA

**Property information (SFLA/Year Built, etc) is available via fax or e-mail requests only*

HOURS
Monday – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
& By Appointment

Phone: (856) 768 – 2300, Ext. 207
Fax: (856) 768 – 1703

EMAIL: assessor@Waterfordtwp.org

New Tax Maps

New Tax Maps – New Block and Lot Identification Numbers

In accordance with the State of New Jersey, Division of Taxation, Mapping Department, the Waterford Township Tax Maps have been approved. In meeting the State’s Tax Map Regulations the Township needed to re-number all block and lots.

Property Owners, Title Companies, Engineering Firms, Attorneys, Developers, etc. should take note of the new block and lot numbers when preparing documents, applications, etc. for properties within Waterford Township.

Property Owners should be aware that it is NOT necessary to have your deeds re-recorded to reflect the new ID’s.

Click here for a link for Tax Map Viewer.

Instructions for use of Tax Map Viewer Across the Top Search On bar – you can search using the NEW block and lot number; the HISTORIC/OLD block and lot; or ADDRESS:

  • Block & Lot – this is for searching using the NEW block and lot numbers
  • use dropbox and select Camden County
  • use dropbox and select Waterford Township
  • use dropbox for block and dropbox for lot
  • the applicable new tax map plate will appear – click “more info” for detailed information about the property

OR

  • across the top Search On bar – click on the bullet for Hblock & HLot (Historic (old/former) Block & Lot )
  • use dropbox and select Camden County
  • use dropbox and select Waterford Township
  • use dropbox to select the old block number and old lot number – click “more info” for detailed information about the property

OR

  • use dropbox and select Camden County
  • use dropbox and select Waterford Township
  • across the top Search On bar – click on the bullet for Address – follow the drop-down boxes – click “more info” for detailed information about the property

Quick Links

Farmland Assessment Prerequisites

Land may be eligible for “farmland assessment” when it meets the following qualifications: click here for qualificaions

Property Tax Deductions


The State of New Jersey, administered through the local municipal Assessor’s Office, makes available property tax deductions to qualifying property owners. Each deduction has specific qualifications and requires the filing of an application.

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Property Tax Rebates

The State of New Jersey, administered through the Division of Taxation, provides for the following Property Tax Rebates:

  • Homestead Rebates Program
  • N.J. Saver Rebate Program
  • Property Tax Reimbursement
  • Property Tax Deduction/Credit

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Collection Department at 856-768-2300 option #8.
Their office is located in the municipal building at 2131 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004

The Tax Collector’s Office at 856-768-2300 option #8.
Their office is located in the municipal building at 2131 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004

You must contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 856-768-2300 option #8. You should confirm that they have your correct mailing address, including a Post Office Box Number if applicable

The Planning/Zoning Board at 856-768-2300. Their office is located in the municipal building at 2132 Auburn Ave, Atco, NJ 08004.

No. Property taxes are the result of the local budget process and cannot be appealed. The tax rate is determined by the County Board of Taxation based on budgets submitted by the Municipality, County, Schools. Generally the rate changes annually.

Tax Assessments are based on the market value of your property. Real property is required to be assessed at some percentage of its true value. True value has been defined as the full and fair value of each parcel of real property, in the judgment of the assessor, it would sell for at a fair and bona fide sale on the assessing date. The assessing date is October 1st of the pretax year.

The Division of Taxation. Following a revaluation, all assessments must represent 100% of true market value as of the previous October 1st. The Division annually conducts a fiscal year sales survey. Every sale is compared individually to every assessment to determine an average level of assessment.

The 2013 ratio to true value is 57.98%. The 2012 tax rate is $5.406/$100 of assessed value.

Yes. On or about February 1st, the assessor is required under N.J.S. 54:4-38.1, to notify every property owner of their assessment. A property owner who disagrees with the assessed value may appeal to the County Board of Taxation or before April 1st. (December 1 for ADDED and OMITTED ASSESSMENTS) Petition of Appeal forms are available in the local assessor’s office 856-768-2300 or by contacting the Camden County Board of Taxation at 609-225-5238.

In 1973 the New Jersey Legislature adopted a formula known as chapter 123 to test the fairness of an assessment. If the ratio of the assessment to the true value exceeds the average ratio by 15%, then the assessment is reduced to the common level. However, if the assessment falls within this common level range, no adjustment will be made. Additionally, if the true value falls below the common level, the Tax Board is obligated to increase the assessment to the common level.

Generally no. The assessor’s office is only required to update their assessment list based on the type of deed recorded. However, copies of all recorded deeds are kept on file with the Camden County Clerk’s Office. You can contact them at 856-225-5326.

Possibly. See the prerequisites under Property Tax Deductions.

Possibly. See the prerequisites under Property Tax Deductions.

2131 Auburn Avenue
Atco, NJ 08004
Phone: (856) 768-2300
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Quick Links & Information

TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month @ 7:00 p.m.

Camden County Logo link to website

Gov Deals logo link to website

NJ.gov logo link to website

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