Property Assessments Yearly Assessment Notices will be sent out by the 1st of February of the current year and will list the prior year taxes. Information about the Appeal Process will appear on the back of the notice.
The deadline for filing a tax appeal is April 1st. Appeals are filed in triplicate with the County Tax Board, Municipal Clerk and Tax Assessor. All municipal charges must be current to be eligible for a hearing before the Board.
The tax rate is per $100 of assessed value. Multiply the assessment by the tax rate to arrive at the amount of property taxes owed.
Property Tax Deductions Property tax deductions are available to certain New Jersey residents.
Required Documentation: For claim by veteran: Service record, DD214, and Identification (Driver License, Voter Registration)
For claim by surviving spouse of a veteran or service person: The veteran’s death certificate and proof of the New Jersey residency at time of death.
Active Service Periods for Veteran Property Tax Deduction
For claim by 100% disabled veteran and for surviving spouse of such or surviving spouse of a 100% disabled service person: DD214 and Letter of Declaration from the Veterans’ Administration.
For claim by person 65 years of age or older and totally disabled, or the surviving spouse of a person over age 55 and totally disabled: Annual income not to exceed $10,000, not including Social Security.
For claim by senior citizen: Proof of age 65 or older as of December 31 of the pretax year. Proof of income not to exceed $10,000 not including Social Security. Proof of one year domicile as of October 1st of the pretax year.
Note: Because there are many exceptions, each applicant should confer with the Assessor about their eligibility.