What is a tax appeal hearing and who will hear my appeal?
Once you have filed your tax appeal, a hearing before the Bergen County Tax Board is scheduled. The Bergen County Board consists of five members appointed by the governor. The Tax Board Commissioners are appointed primarily to hear disputes involving assessments. The municipality is the opposing party and will be represented by the municipal attorney. The assessor and/or an appraiser may appear at your hearing as an expert witness for the municipality.

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1. How do I know if my assessment is fair?
2. What is a tax appeal hearing and who will hear my appeal?
3. Is a hearing always necessary?
4. When are the tax appeal hearings held?
5. If the property was recently purchased, how is this purchase considered?
6. Will the appeal be private?
7. Are there special rules for commercial properties?
8. Who is an expert witness?
9. May I further appeal the judgment of the Tax Board if I am still dissatisfied?
10. What is the basis for my assessment?
11. What is good evidence to convince the Tax Board to reconsider an assessment?