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About Board of Taxation

Due to the concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, The Bergen County Board of Taxation is closed to the public but still accepting and processing Tax Appeals via mail.  The appeal filing deadline has been extended from April 1st to May 1st or 30 days following the Governor’s determination that the State of Emergency declared by Executive Order No. 103 has ended. Please check back to our webpage frequently for any updates.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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.

Sincerely,
Robert F. Layton
Bergen County Tax Administrator

Board Meeting Schedule

In order to comply with the Open Public Meetings Act, the Bergen County Board of Taxation will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday June 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am via teleconferencing call. Should any member of the public wish to attend/participate in the board meeting, the call in number is 201-336-6626 and the access code is 8809.

 

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 laws which govern tax appeals: 

  • Administrative Code Title 18:12
  • New Jersey Statutes Titles 54:3 et seq and 54:4 et seq.

 

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?

Read our FAQ section for a full list of common tax appeal questions and answers.

 

Disclaimer

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

Anthony Mazzola

Assistant Tax Administrator

County Tax Board Commissioners
Gerald A. Calabrese Jr., President Steven V. Schuster
Christopher W. Eilert James Nall
Kevin O'Connor Karen O'Shea

 


 Bergen County Board of Taxation

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

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