Tax Appeals

The NJ Division of Taxation has extended the deadline to file a 2020 tax appeal to July 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

***3/17/20 Please note that the Bergen County Board of Taxation is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic but still open and operational. They are still accepting and processing appeals via mail.  Please check County Tax Board webpage frequently for updates. The Clerk and Assessor copies of completed appeal forms may be mailed to 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale or dropped off in the vestibule in the front of Town Hall.

Assessment Appeals can be filed with the Bergen County Board of Taxation. Forms and instructions may be obtained by contacting the Board at:

Bergen County Board of Taxation
Two Bergen County Plaza - 1st Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

If your assessed value exceeds $1,000,000, you have the option of filing your appeal directly with the Tax Court of New Jersey. Information for filing a complaint with the Tax Court may be obtained by contacting the Court at:

Tax Court of New Jersey
P.O. Box 972
Hughes Justice Complex
Trenton, NJ 08625

Assessments appeals must be filed on or before April 1st of the current year, or 45 days from the date that the Assessments Notices were mailed, whichever is later.

Please use the links below for additional information on assessments and the appeal process.

A Guide to County Tax Board Appeals
How Property is Valued for Property Tax Purposes
NJ Tax Court Small Claims Handbook
Local Property Taxes And NJ State Government
NJ Assessors Handbook Chapter 11 - Tax Appeals

Assessment Records

Information on this website was developed to assist taxpayers in preparing for tax assessment appeal hearings. It is intended to be an aid to property owners, but should not be considered as all-inclusive. The general information provided is derived from New Jersey laws governing property assessment appeals: N.J.S.A. 54:3 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 18:12A et seq. This information is not intended to provide legal advice; taxpayer should rely on professional help if necessary.