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Ronald Zilinski, Finance Director
Janet Schoenhaar, Comptroller & Chief Financial Officer

Paula Ferreira, Municipal Tax Collector

Patricia Hice, Chief Assessor


The Department of Finance is responsible for the accounting of all City revenue and expenditures, for custody of receipts and the disbursement of City funds, and for safe guarding the City's financial interests in accordance with state statutes. It is comprised of the Division of Assessment, Division of Accounts & Control, Division of Treasury, and the Division of Tax. For information on the City's Budget, click here. For information on City's Audits, click here. For additional information, please contact the office of the Director at 609-989-3034.


Our Mission Statement is: “We, the members of Finance, are committed to fostering excellence in our particular and joint arenas of expertise. We are dedicated to serving the public in every capacity our department affords. And we are pledged to fulfilling our targeted potential of City-wide team consciousness.”


Division of Assessment

Patricia Hice, Chief Assessor


The Division of Assessment's Office is responsible for establishing the value of exempt and taxable property located in the City of Trenton. It reviews applications for tax exemptions and abatements. The Assessor's Office also maintains current tax maps of the city as a public record noting all changes in ownership or character of real property.  If you are a property owner and have questions about your property tax assessment, or need additional information on properties located in the City, please contact the Assessment Office at 609-989-3083.


Property Tax Deductions


Property owners who are permanently disabled, senior citizens, or veterans may qualify for property tax deductions if they meet income and residency requirements.  For your convenience, property tax forms are available online at our Virtual Property Tax Form Center. For more information, please contact the Assessment Office at 609-989-3083.


Division of Tax

Paula Ferreira, Tax Collector


The Division of Tax is responsible for billing and collecting real estate taxes. For questions about your bill, payments or homestead rebates, please contact the Tax Office at 609-989-3070.

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