Borough Hall Regular Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Borough Hall Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tax bills are rendered on June 1, and due dates are:
(There is a 10-day grace period. Interest will be charged on late payments.)
Tax payments can be made via mail (please address envelopes to “Attn: Tax Department), online, in-person at Borough Hall (for your convenience, there is a lockbox outside of the main entrance for payments made after hours.
The tax rate on your bill is determined by the Camden County Board of Taxation based upon budgets submitted by the Borough of Bellmawr, the County of Camden, and local school boards and is relation to the total assessed value of the municipality. Changes in budgets, tax rates, and assessments all affect your taxes. State school aid, which partly comes from NJ State Income Tax, is based on the equalized valuation of assessments. The New Jersey State Constitution requires all properties to be assessed at “fair market” value. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain assessments, keep up with market prices, and cope with inflation. At times, market conditions warrant “revaluation” or “reassessment” programs to maintain “fair market value.”
Improvements to your property may affect the assessed value. They are, but not limited to: conversions of an attic, basement, garage, or porch into living space, and the installation of bathrooms (full & ½), fireplace, central heating/AC, porches, patios & decks, garages & other such structures, siding, in-ground swimming pools, and home additions.
When you are issued a building permit, you may expect visits from both the assessor and the Construction Code official as their duties require. Improvements may be subject to added assessments, which begin the first of the month following substantial completion, occupancy, or use. The added assessment list is submitted to the Camden County Tax Board on October 1, and the tax thereon is due November 1 of the same year.
If you wish to demolish an old building, consider the tax cost and usefulness before you tear it down. Any building standing as of October 1 of the pre-tax year may be taxable for the entire following year. A demolition permit is required from the Construction Code Official.