The Tax Assessor's Office is located in the Municipal Annex at 540 Saddle River Road. The office is staffed during the regular workweek from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. For the convenience of the public, the Assessor, Arthur Carlson Jr., is available Tuesday and Thursday evenings, by appointment, to discuss any matter related to tax assessments. Secretarty Pat Brantner is there during the morning hours to make appointments and to answer questions you may have. You may reach the office by calling (201) 587-2917
The duties of the Township Assessor consist of preparing tax lists, and tax duplicate every year, defending valuations at the County level, meeting with the public to discuss assessments, placing new construction on the tax rolls, determining legitimacy of senior citizen and veteran exemption status and establishing sales ratio and equalization ratios with the County and State offices.
The Tax Assessor is required annually to assess real property at full value as of October 1st of the pretax year. When assessing properties for taxation, the Tax Assessor is performing a vital governmental function, and is acting as an agent of the State Legislature.
We serve the residents of the town respectfully and efficiently.
Taxes are due on the 1st of February, May, August and November (with a 10 day grace period)