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.


Partial Listing of Important Tax Appeal Hearing Rules & Reminders

  • The Added & Omitted assessment deadline is: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:00pm. Any and all appeals must be received in the Tax Board office by that time, not merely postmarked.
  • The 2014 Added & Omitted Assessment appeal hearing date is: Monday, December 15, 2014. The hearings will begin at 10:00am. No adjournments will be granted.
  • A party intending to rely on expert testimony must provide to the board and the opposing party any and all written documentation including comparable sales, appraisal reports and other valuation information or analysis at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the hearing. If an appraisal is to be used as evidence, the appraiser must be present to testify to their report at the time of the hearing.
  • The amount of taxes owed or paid is not justification in determining whether or not an added or omitted assessment is fair and equitable under the law.
  • The comparisons of assessments are not justification in determining whetheror not an added or omitted assessment is fair and equitable under the law.
  • Please know the aforementioned list is a partial listing of the rules and laws concerning the tax appeal hearing process.
  • Please be concise in presenting your information.
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