Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930
908-879-5100

Tax Assessor:

Anna Maria McDougal
Phone:  (908) 879-5100 ext. 814
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Email:  amcdougal@chestertownship.org


Assistant to the Tax Assessor:

Nancy Case

Phone:  (908) 879-5100 ext. 820
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Email:  ncase@chestertownship.org


Mailed Postcard is NOT official

Did you receive one of these pink postcards in the mail about getting assistance to reduce your assessment/property tax? Please note that this card is an advertisement from a company that will charge you money to file a PT-7 form. This is not an official document endorsed by the State of NJ, Morris County Tax Board or Chester Township.  The PT-7 form is not a State form.  Your assessment will not change by simply filing out the PT-7 form.


200′ List Request form

Residents can request a certified list of property owners within 200 feet of their homes for a $10 fee. Click here to access the form.


Property Assessment Information

Assessment post cards are mailed out to property owners by January 31.  Please notify this office when you change your address.

2019 Equalization Ratio is 95.40%
2018 Tax rate: $2.341 per hundred of assessed valuation


Tax Records Search

http://mcweb1.co.morris.nj.us/mctaxboard/ – Morris County Tax Board

http://www.njactb.org/ – NJ Association of Tax Boards


Tax Relief Programs

There are several property tax relief programs available to the public that may help to reduce the cost of property taxes to those that qualify. All of the forms listed below are available in the Chester Township Tax Assessor’s and Tax Collector’s offices.

They include but are not limited to:

* Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Deduction Application   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/ptd.pdf 

and http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/NJ_PT_SupplementIncome.pdf

* Veterans Deduction Application

 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/vss.pdf

and http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/suppform.pdf

* Veterans Exemption Application

 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/coedvsse.pdf  and http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/dvsse.pdf

and http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/suppform.pdf

* Property Tax Reimbursement (Freeze) 1-800-882-6597

* Homestead Rebate http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml


Tax appeal applications/instructions

 http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/petappl.pdf

The Morris County Board of Taxation can provide you with the application.  The deadline is April 1.


Farmland Assessment 

For information about the application and the appropriate forms that go with Farmland Assessment, visit:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/FA1.pdf     fa-1

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/fa1-gs.pdf    fa-1gs

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/wd1.pdf  – wd

http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/anr/pdf/farmlandassessmentoverview.pdf – overview of farmland assessment


New Jersey Taxpayer Bill of Rights

State Government and Your Local Property Taxes