Resources

Redevelopment & Tax Abatement

“Tax abatements are reductions of or exemptions from taxes granted typically to businesses and developers to encourage them to make improvements to property or to locate a project in a distressed or blighted area.” Municipal Tax Abatements Study

Site Plan and Studies

Laws

Township Ordinance 537-11: Tax Abatements

The Sunshine Law (Open Public Meetings Act)

Open Public Records Act

Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (N.J.S.A 40A:12A)

This is the law that outlines how areas are declared “in need of redevelopment” and how the municipal government may grant a tax abatement

Municipal Land Use Law (“Time of Application“) (N.J.S.A. 40:55D–10.5)

This is the law that explains how the zoning cannot be changed once a developer’s application has been submitted

Farmland Assessment

This is the law that explains how land that is actively being used for agricultural purposes can be taxed at a much lower tax rate, no matter what the land is zoned. If agricultural use is discontinued, the property owner must pay taxes at the non-farm rate for the current year and 2 years prior to that.

Environmental Concerns

Company Links

Burlington Township Links

County and State Planning

Maps

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