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The Added Assessment Law permits the valuation of real property which becomes taxable during the year after the regular assessment date (which is October 1st of the previous year).
There are two situations that typically trigger an added assessment:
In late summer of the current tax year, the Tax Assessor's office sends an added assessment notification letter to any property owner whose property will be subject to an added assessment. Please call or email the Tax Assessor's office to discuss the details of any added assessment you may be subject to or receive notice of.
If you disagree with the added assessment that is placed on your property, you can appeal to the Essex County Board of Taxation or State Tax Court by filing a petition prior to December 1st of the current tax year.
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Tax Appeal forms can be obtained in two ways:
1. You can mail a self-addressed stamped envelope requesting the form and instructions to:
2. Or you can download the forms and instructions at: New Jersey Essex County Tax Board (essexcountynjtaxboard.org)
It can. Our office gets copies of all of the permits from the Building Department as well as other sources and after we inspect the changes a determination is then made as to whether or not a value change is warranted.