BOARD OF TAXATION

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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. https://www.nj.gov/pinelands/reserve/