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Board Of Taxation
WELCOME to the official website of the Burlington County Board of Taxation. The Board certifies the property records as recorded on October 1st from the municipal assessors that pertain to all property located in the 40 municipalities of Burlington County. The information is presented as a preliminary tax list on November 1st of the pre-tax year, and as a final tax list on May 5th of the tax year. In 2018 the Board of County Commissioners approved by referendum an alternate calendar as introduced by the State Legislators, that follows Gloucester and Monmouth counties. In November 2019 the first preliminary tax list was struck and the notice of assessment (NOA) was sent to the property owners on or about November 15th of the pre-tax year 2020.
Burlington is the largest county in New Jersey spanning 819.8 square miles. The 2021 estimated population is 449,945 residents. We are bordered by Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Camden Counties. Rich in historic lore, with a splendid system of highways, the county holds an irresistible charm to the traveler and tourist. The pine woods, sparkling with streams and lakes has 5,191 acres of water, and is filled with bird and animal life. Below Chatsworth are the "Plains," unique in eastern geography, a great mass of land covered with bush-like growth of scrub-oak, pine and laurel. Principally known for its agriculture, there is considerable manufacturing, particularly along the Delaware River front. Burlington County has always been one of the leading agricultural counties in the country, having the largest blueberries in the world developed and raised here and the second largest industry in cranberry cultivation of an indigenous fruit.
Officially incorporated on May 17, 1694, the rudiments of county government were established with Burlington County on March 25, 1681 and was in effect before William Penn laid out the city of Philadelphia. The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the aboriginal owners of the county. In October 1677, a group of English debarked from the ship Kent and founded the town of Burlington. The American Indians sold off their land to the new settlers until 1801, there remained less than 100 adult American Indians on the Indian Mills Reservation and the last dwelling place in Burlington County that today remains known as Indian Mills, Shamong Township.
There are 14 municipalities located in the Pineland National Reserve (1978) and is part of approximately 1.1 million acres. The reserve occupies 22% of New Jersey's land area and it is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston. Under the Pineland Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP), the NJ Pinelands Commission protects the Pinelands in a manner that maintains the region's unique ecology while permitting compatible development.
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To provide information governed by L. 2015, c. 226 and L. 220, c. 125 in a process that can meet the expectations of the legislative directive through the Office of Information Privacy under the Department of Community Affairs and the regulations that govern the custodian of records, it was necessary to remove the property search hub from the website.
We continue to work diligently to understand the function of the law with the information that the Board of Taxation provides and how that information is made available online. While we work to create a process to ensure that it is protective of the information that we provide including the custodian of records we appreciate your understanding.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry and we will be pleased to answer your email expeditiously. If the information in the email warrants, we may ask that an OPRA request is completed with the specific information to better serve your need.
Burlington County Board of Taxation