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Robert M. Vance, Tax Administrator

Phone:           908-541-5701
Fax:
908-685-0956
Mail:
20 Grove Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876
Email:
TaxBoard@co.somerset.nj.us
Location:   27 Warren Street, 4th Floor, Somerville
  • Maintains all county records on taxable property.
  • Supervises and directs all municipal tax assessors.
  • Approves all assessments and orders revaluations when necessary to maintain tax equity for all citizens.
  • Hears appeals filed by taxpayers on their assessments and orders changes where justified.

Tax Appeal Forms and Information

For the year 2018, any tax assessment appeal must be filed by April 2, 2018 in the following municipalities:  Montgomery Township, North Plainfield Borough, Raritan Borough, Somerville Borough and South Bound Brook Borough.  With reference to revaluation and reassessment districts, the petition of appeal must be filed by May 1, 2018 and those towns are as follows: Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Bound Brook Borough, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township, Far Hills Borough, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville Borough, Millstone Borough, Peapack-Gladstone Borough, Rocky Hill Borough, Warren Township and Watchung Borough.

The following forms are available to download to file an appeal.  The Petition of Appeal should not be filed until after you receive the postcard notice of the 2018 assessment and will not be accepted by our office until that time (generally around mid- February).  Before the end of the year, it may be helpful to contact your municipal assessor if you have questions regarding your assessment.  You may find that an appeal is not necessary.

Tax Appeal Form With Instructions
Comparable Sales Analysis Form with Instructions
Legal Guidelines for Tax Appeal Process
Understanding Tax Appeal Hearings
Instruction Regarding Comparable Sales
Added and Omitted Appeal Form  (Deadline to appeal an added assessment is December 1st)
Municipal Assessor Contacts

To look up sales information to help verify comparable sales, you may find this link for the  SR1A Search useful.  Follow the instructions on the page to find out when properties sold, if it is listed as a "usable" sale and for how much.   

To search for your assessment information and to reprint the assessment notice postcard, you may click on this link,  Records Search and follow the instructions.

Tax Payer Bill of Rights

Tax Board Proceedings

Regular Tax Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon with the exception of the Re-organization meeting on Monday, May 1, 2019.

2017 Minutes                                                                                                  2018 Minutes

January 2017                                                                                                   January 2018

February 2017                                                                                                February 2018

March 2017                                                                                                      March 2018

April 2017                                                                                                          April 2018

May 2017                                                                                                           May 2018

June 2017                                                                                                          June 2018

July 2017   

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017 

November 2017

December 2017 

 

Appeal Hearing Dates

The hearing dates for the 2018 appeals are currently being scheduled and will all be concluded before July 1st.  Hearing notices will be sent out in at least 10 days prior to the hearing.  The dates stated here are tentative dates until the time is posted.

May 30, 2018 - 9:30 am  - Green Brook

June 6, 2018 - 9:30 am - Bernards Twp and Hillsborough

                              - 10:30 am Raritan Borough

June 11, 2018 - 9:30 am  - Bridgewater

June 12, 2018 - 9:00 am - Bound Brook

June 13, 2018 - 9:30 am - Montgomery

June 14, 2018 - 9:00 am - Peapack/Gladstone and Bernardsville

June 15, 2018 - 9:00 am - North Plainfield

June 19, 2018 - 9:00 am - Franklin Twp

June 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm - Bedminster

June 21, 2018 - 9:00 am - Manville

June 25, 2018 - Time TBD - Warren and Watchung

 The judgment of the county board of taxation may be appealed to the Tax Court of New Jersey by filing a complaint with the Tax Court Management Office within 45 days from the date of the mailing of the judgment.  The Tax Court of New Jersey is located at the Richard J Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market Street, Trenton, NJ.  

Mailing Address:  PO Box 972, Trenton, NJ 06825-0972.   Phone number:  (609) 292-5082

Publications from the Tax Board

Final Equalization Tables

Abstract of Ratables

Abstract of Added & Omitted Assessments

Breakdown of County Tax Rates by Municipality 

 To get the hand out from Administrator Vance's session at the 2017 NJSLOM conference,  Approaches to Tax Assessing, you may click here.

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