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About Board of Taxation

The Bergen County Board of Taxation is open to the public and accepting Property Assessment Appeals in person.  However, we urge anyone filing an appeal of their property assessment to utilize the online filing option. Please Click Here to File Online. Thank you.

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Message from the Tax Administrator

We are extremely proud of the fact that this office is one of the most progressive and efficient County Boards of Taxation in the State of New Jersey.
Our mission is to provide quality, efficient and friendly service in a professional manner.
We pledge professionalism and integrity to all citizens.

Robert F. Layton
Bergen County Tax Administrator

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Tax Appeal

This webpage was developed by the Bergen County Board of Taxation to assist taxpayers in properly preparing for tax appeal hearings. The information included in this section is general information derived from New Jersey rules/laws which govern tax appeals: 

In order to comply with the Open Public Meetings Act, the 2023 tax appeal hearings will be open to the public in person.  Please refer to the link above titled 2023 Tax Appeal Hearing Dates for dates as to when hearings will take place. Thank you

Form and Instructions Pamphlet : Instruction (Form to be hand delivered or mailed only.)

Common Considerations

A taxpayer filing an appeal should consider the following questions. 

  • What was the market value of my property of the pretax year?
  • Can I support my conclusion of market value with credible evidence?
  • Is my property assessed in excess of its market value if a reassessment/revaluation was implemented in the current tax year?
    • If a revaluation/reassessment was not implemented, does my assessment exceed market value or does the ratio of my property assessment to its market value exceed the upper limit of the common level range?


The Bergen County Board of Taxation recognizes recent changes in the appeal process have made procedures more complex. This section was developed as an aid to the property owner, but it should not be considered as an all inclusive guide . Most importantly, it is essential taxpayers understand they must prove their assessment is unreasonable compared to a market value standard. 

Your current assessment is by law assumed to be correct. You must overcome this presumption of correctness to result in an assessment change. 

More Information

For additional information, or tax forms, call the Bergen County Board of Taxation at 201-336-6300.

Contact Us

Robert F. Layton

Tax Administrator

Dawnmarie McCarthy

Assistant Tax Administrator

County Tax Board Commissioners
Gerald A. Calabrese Jr., President
Steven V. Schuster Christopher W. Eilert
Kevin O'Connor Nicholas P. Lonzisero
John H. Cross  

 Bergen County Board of Taxation

Two Bergen County Plaza  • 1st Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-6300 • Fax: 201-336-6310