At about 3:30 p.m. on March 31, the local property tax filing season is almost finished for the year. However, the door isn’t completely closed. Since April 1 falls on a Saturday this year, that means there is a weekend ahead, and last minute filers can scramble to get their petitions or complaints in on Monday, April 3, 2017.
There are also many municipalities that have conducted reassessments or revaluations, where you can file an appeal as late as May 1, 2017. If you’re not sure about the deadline for your municipality, feel free to send me an email and I’ll be happy to check it for you.
Of course, if you own property in Monmouth County, you have an entirely different situation. If your assessment is $1,000,000 or less, your chance to appeal for 2017 ended on January 15! Any property over $1,000,000 can still be appealed directly to the New Jersey Tax Court.
Beyond that, what’s left? Well, if you think that there was an typographical, trans-positional, or other mistake in your property tax assessment that doesn’t have to do with the value of the property, (such as size), there may be an alternative open to you. If you think that may be your case, hit the ‘Contact Us’ button and describe your situation, and I’ll be happy to see if there was a correctable mistake made in your assessment.
Finally, since property tax assessment appeals can be filed annually, there is always 2018!