Real Estate Taxes
Newark residents pay real estate taxes based on the assessed value of their homes. View the Tax Assessment Appeal Notice for more information.
Property Tax Rate
The City of Newark’s 2016-2017 property tax rate is $0.7737 per $100 assessed value, and it will remain unchanged for 2017-2018. The New Castle County Assessment Division is responsible for determining the assessed value of real estate for city residents.
To appeal a real estate assessment, please call New Castle County at (302) 395-5520.
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.
*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.
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
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.
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.