Essex County New Jersey Tax Board

Welcome to the Essex County Tax Board Website!

This website has been designed to provide property owners and real estate related professionals with a variety of information concerning the Ad Valorem tax process, more commonly known as the property tax assessment process.


NOTICE: THE TAX BOARD HAS MOVED TO: 495 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 230, Newark, NJ 07102. All Mail, Meetings & Hearings will be held at the new location. Please know our phone & fax numbers have not changed.

Regular Tax Appeal Information & Guidelines

  • In a Non-Revalued/Non-Reassessed Municipality, you must file a tax appeal with the Tax Board, the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Municipal Clerk by Thursday, April 1, 2021.
  • In a Revalued/Reassessed District (Essex Fells only for 2021), you must file a tax appeal with the Tax Board, the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Municipal Clerk by Monday, May 3, 2021.
  • IMPORTANTLY: In order for a tax appeal to be considered timely filed, it must be physically received by 4pm of the corresponding deadline noted above.
  • For more detailed information about the tax appeal process please click here.

Due to COV-19 the below guidelines and procedures will be strictly adhered to:

  • Due to tight statutory deadlines NO ADJOURNMENTS WILL BE GRANTED.
  • The tax board offices must be accessed from the South Burnet Street employee entrance.
  • Masks are required.
  • Social distancing (Six feet) must be observed.
  • Upon entering the building your temperature will be taken. Those with a fever will be not be allowed in the building.
  • The hearings are located on the 5th floor of the building in Suite 5200. Only 2 people are allowed in the elevator at one time.
  • Due to capacity issues, only one (1) property owner, their attorney and/or licensed appraiser will be allowed to attend the hearing. No substitutes will be allowed.
  • All evidence must have been submitted to the municipality and the county tax board seven (7) days in advance of the hearing date to be considered the day of your hearing.
  • If an appraisal is to be relied upon as evidence the appraiser must be present to testify.
  • Each hearing will be limited to ten (10) minutes.
  • If you are unable to attend this hearing for any reason, please notify the tax board and tax assessor’s office in writing authorizing the tax board to render a decision on your appeal based on timely submitted evidence by both the property owner and municipality.
  • Timely submitted evidence means seven (7) days prior to the hearing date. NO EXCEPTIONS.
New Property Tax Brochure

This handy guide explains property taxes in New Jersey.

New Taxpayer's Bill of Rights

This document explains your rights as a New Jersey Taxpayer.

2020-21 Meeting Schedule

Download here.