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Somerset County New Jersey Property Tax

$7,801.00 4th of 21

Median Property Tax In Somerset County, New Jersey


Median Home Value In
Somerset County, New Jersey

1.81% 12th of 21

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Somerset County, New Jersey

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Somerset County is $7,801.00 per year, based on a median home value of $431,200.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.81% of property value.

Somerset County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the twenty-one counties in New Jersey, Somerset County is ranked 4th by median property taxes, and 12th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Somerset County's higher property taxes are partially due to property values, as the median home value in Somerset County is $431,200.00. For comparison, the state-wide median property value is $348,300.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Somerset County Tax Assessor.

Somerset County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

4th out of 21

By median yearly property tax

12th out of 21

By percentage of median home value

7th out of 21

By percentage of median income

You can see how Somerset County (highlighted in green) compares to the twenty-one other counties in New Jersey with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in New Jersey, see our New Jersey county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which New Jersey counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Somerset County is located in New Jersey, which is ranked 1st highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Somerset County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

7th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

177th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

13th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how New Jersey as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the New Jersey property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of twenty-one New Jersey counties in addition to Somerset County. Choose any county from the list below, or see New Jersey property tax by county to see property tax information for all New Jersey counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our New Jersey property tax map.

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Somerset County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Somerset County are the responsibility of the Somerset County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Somerville, New Jersey.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Somerset County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Somerset County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Somerset County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Somerset County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Somerset County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
newjersey Property Tax Data
New Jersey Division of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References