Real Estate Taxes

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Property Taxes


Newark residents pay real estate taxes based on the assessed value of their homes, as determined by New Castle County’s Assessment Office. New Castle County property assessments are based upon 1983 property values. When a certificate of occupancy is issued after a building is constructed or improved, an assessor visits the property to determine the new assessment rate. The property assessment determines the amount of your property tax bill, as well as your school district's tax bill.

Appealing an Assessment


Those whose property is reassessed and who believe the new assessment is in error may appeal the assessment. New Castle County's Board of Assessment Review hears and makes ruling on these appeals. To appeal a real estate assessment, please call New Castle County at (302) 395-5520.

Property Tax Rate


The City of Newark’s 2019-2020 property tax rate is $0.8047 per $100 of assessed value, which reflects a 4% increase from 2018-2019.

Annual Tax Bills


  • Annual tax bills are issued July 1, and must be paid by September 30 to avoid a penalty.*
  • Whenever an owner changes their billing address, they need to notify the tax office directly.
  • Any property owner who does not have a mortgage escrow account or does not receive an annual bill by August 1 should notify the tax office.
For more information, or if you have any questions about your city property tax bill, please contact the Finance Department at (302) 366-7000.

*Mortgage companies are required to submit a list of all properties on which they hold mortgages and want to receive bills directly. All other bills are mailed to the property owner at their last known address. Past due notices are mailed each quarter.

Assessment Exemptions


If you are a senior citizen or disabled, you may qualify for a partial real estate assessment exemption. There are certain age and income requirements which you must meet to qualify. The real estate assessment exemption process is managed by New Castle County’s Office of Assessment. Once a Newark resident qualifies with the County for a property tax exemption by completing and submitting the applications (links below), they would also receive the same exemption on their Newark tax bill.

         Senior School Tax Credit deadline: April 30
         Application: http://www.nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/237

         County Tax Credit deadline: June 1
         Disability Exemption Form: http://www.nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/232
         Over 65 Exemption Form: http://www.nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/233

Upon approval of an exemption, the New Castle County Assessment Office will notify the City of Newark’s Accounting Office to update your tax information. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please contact New Castle County's Assessment Division at (302) 395-5520, or follow this link: http://www.nccde.org/DocumentCenter/View/240.