Tax Assessor's Office
The Tax Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all real property located within the Township for the purpose of establishing a fair and equitable tax base. Additional responsibilities include: Processing all deeds 200' certified property owner lists Maintenance and updating of tax maps including assignment of block and lot numbers, subdivisions, and merged lots Inspection of all new construction and renovations Farmland assessment applications
Property Assessment Records
Assessment postcards are mailed to property owners by January 31. These are not a record of taxes paid, but are a notice of assessment value for the current year. Please notify this office when you change your address. For additional information regarding assessment, please visit the Morris County Board of Taxation website or the NJ Association of County Tax Boards website.
Veteran Deduction Application - Form VSS or Disabled Veteran deduction applications - Form DVSSE are available in the office or on the Local Property Tax Forms website. Veterans must include their DD214, honorable discharge/certificate of release and current NJ Drivers license. Veterans who served during peacekeeping missions/operations must also include Form Supp DVSSE/VSS.
Farmland Assessment Applications, Form FA-1 and FA-1 GS, Farms in woodland management will also need Form WD-1. If you are currently in farmland assessment, your application will be sent to you by this office in June. The application deadline is August 1. Additional information on farmland is available at The Farmland Assessment Overview .
Extension of Property Tax Appeal Filing Deadline Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus
SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY - March 19, 2020
WHEREAS, a national emergency has been declared and the Governor of New Jersey has declared a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency because of the COVID-19 coronavirus public health crisis, with statewide implementation of social distancing measures to attempt to slow the spread of the virus; and
WHEREAS, those measures are resulting in unprecedented closures and cancellations throughout the state such that corporate and residential property taxpayers are severely disrupted in their ability to meet filing deadlines in property tax appeals before the County Boards of Taxation and the New Jersey Tax Court;
IT IS ORDERED, effective immediately and until further order, pursuant to N.J. Const., Art. VI, sec. 2, par. 3, that:
( 1) With regard to local property tax appeals, the filing deadlines as to complaints and counter-complaints as set forth in Comi Rules 8:4-l(a)(4) and 8:4-3(a) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:3-21, which are applicable to both the New Jersey Tax Court and New Jersey County Boards of Taxation, to the extent that those deadlines have not already passed, are hereby extended to the later of: (a) May 1, 2020, or (b) 30 days following a determination by the Governor that the State of Emergency declared under Executive Order No. 103 has ended. 1
(2) With regard to state tax appeals, the filing deadlines as set forth in (a) Comt Rules 8:4-l(a) and 8:4-l(b) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:51A-14, which require such appeals to be filed with the Tax Court of New Jersey within 90 days after an action by the Director of the Division of Taxation; (b) Court Rule 8:4-3(b), with respect to filing an answer in the Tax Court; and (c) N.J.S.A. 54:49-18, which requires administrative appeals to be filed within 90 after an assessment or finding by the Division of Taxation, to the extent that those deadlines have not already passed, are hereby extended to the later of: (a) May 1, 2020, or (b) 30 days following a determination by the Governor that the State of Emergency declared under Executive Order No. 103 has ended.
Property Alert Service
This service is provided by the Morris County Clerk's Office. The service is the first step in protecting your property. Unfortunately, property and mortgage fraud is a fast growing crime in our country. Scammers record fraudulent documents - like fake deeds - or record fake liens against property owners. In some cases, fraud on real property is not disovered for years. To address these concerns, and protect one of your most important assets, the Morris County Clerk's Office offers this FREE service to notify you immediately via email whenever a document with your name is recorded in the Morris County Clerk's Office. Sign up today and protect your property from fraud. It's quick, easy, and free. To register visit the Morris County Clerk's website.
Resources and Forms
- County of Morris Board of Taxation Web Site
- NJ Association of Tax Boards
- Local Property Tax Forms
- Farmland Assessment Overview
- Morris County Clerk's Property Alert Program
- NJ Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes
View NJ Taxpayers Bill of Rights HERE
To view Township Tax, Zoning, and Street Maps, please visit the Maps Page of the Website.