Tax Assessment — (973) 331-3308
The Tax Assessor is responsible for identifying, listing and valuing all real properties within the Township. Sales, income and cost data are analyzed in order to determine the assessed value of each property included on the Tax List, which is presented to the Morris County Board of Taxation each January. This Tax List also includes a directory for property identification, information concerning exempt properties, tax data and a schedule of all tax ratables within the Township.
All appeals of assessed value must be filed with the Morris County Board of Taxation by April 1 of each year. Petitions of appeal with instructions may be obtained at the County office, located in the Hall of Records, Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07963 or by calling (973) 285-6707. In order to appeal the assessment, the petitioner must provide evidence by way of comparable sales in their area. The Tax Assessor and the Township Attorney appear to defend the assessment on behalf of the taxing district.
Senior citizens and disabled persons wishing to apply for a $250 deduction in taxes may contact the Assessor's Office for an application. Annual income cannot exceed $10,000, excluding Social Security payments. Eligible homeowners are those who are at least 65 years of age. Veterans who were honorably discharged and actively served during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, the Panama, Lebanon or Grenada Peacekeeping Missions, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War I or World War II may apply for a $250 deduction.