Chesterfield Suffers 458% Property Tax Hike
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The tax increase is equal to one month's mortgage payment which is unfair for new homeowners with young families especially in this tough economic times.
The tax has increased 15% compared to last year (2011) and 53% compared to 2008. Below are the tax rates for the last 5 years:
2008 - 2009 - 1.722 %
2009 -2010 - 1.827 %
2010 - 2011 - 1.920 %
2011 - 2012 - 2.175 %
2012 - 2013 - 2.507 %
|COUNTY LIBRARY TAX||0.032||0.031||3%|
|CTY FARMLAND/OPEN SPACE||0.042||0.041||2%|
|DISTRICT SCHOOLS TAX||1.124||1.094||3%|
|REGIONAL SCHOOLS TAX||0.597||0.544||10%|
|FIRE DIST. #1||0.099||0.096||3%|
The township of Chesterfield is a small town with about 4,600 residents but does not enjoy even the basics like municipal trash collection!
The 2% cap on tax rate increases passed by NJ governor has not applied to Chesterfield WHY ???