Tax Assessor

Prevention & Treatment

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Neal Snyder
Phone Number

Department Location

Tax Assessor Office

400 Witherspoon St

Princeton, NJ 08540

Department Hours

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Birth, Death, Marriage Certificate Processing: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Tax Assessor

It is the duty of the Assessor's Office to uniformly value all properties in Princeton, so that all taxpayers pay their fair share of the obligations of the schools, the County and the municipality.

Compliance Plan: Since the 2010 revaluation, to maintain values, a compliance plan is commenced.

Click HERE for Compliance Plan Information.

Click HERE for Compliance Plan Yearly Changes

Tax Appeals: In New Jersey, the specific remedy for property tax complaints is by appeal of the property's assessment to the County Tax Board and the various courts.

Appeals must be filed with Mercer County Board of Taxation on or before April 1 of the tax year or within 45 days from the date that the Assessment Notifications are mailed by the taxing district, whichever is later.

Mercer County Tax Board, to download a PDF fillable appeal form. Once filled, all forms must be printed and mailed with a check to the Mercer County Tax Board by April 1 of the tax year. No emails will be accepted. Forms and questions are available at the Assessor Office @ 400 Witherspoon Street, M - F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 609-924-1084. If the property's assessed valuation exceeds $1,000,000 the taxpayer may bypass the County Board of Taxation and file a petition of appeal called Form of Complaint with the State Tax Court by April 1 of the tax year or within 45 days from the date that the Assessment Notifications are mailed by the taxing district, whichever is later.

State Complaint Forms


                   Local Property Tax Forms
                  Property Tax Deduction Claim by Veteran or Surviving Spouse or Service Person
                   Claim for Real Property Tax Deduction on Dwelling House of Qualified NJ Resident Senior Citizen, Disabled Person, or Surviving Spouse  

Important State Phone Numbers

2018 Princeton Tax List

2017 Princeton Tax List

2016 Princeton Tax List

Department Functions:

Prevention includes: 

  • Purposeful Education: parent and community education forums, school workshops, and parent coffee and conversations in home programs. Student Leadership includes programming for 11th and 12th graders through our Teen Advisory Group, Project GAIA (Growing Up Accepted as an Individual in America) and Corner House Student Board. Outreach programs support students 6th through 12th grade through Academic Support and Mentoring (AST), Support for at risk girls (STAR), Advocacy for Youth for 9th and 10th graders (AYP), World of Work for Youth for 11th and 12th grade girls (WOWY), and Princeton Youth Project for 11th and 12th grade boys (PYP). 
  • Individualized Treatment includes: Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Counseling (9 hours per week), Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center Treatment, Drug Court Treatment Program and a variety of treatment groups offered each evening for adults.


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