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Robert M. Vance, Tax Administrator

Phone:           908-541-5701
20 Grove Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876
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

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, 2017 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 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, 2017.

  2016 Minutes                                                                                                    2017 Minutes

January 2016                                                                                                     January 2017

February 2016                                                                                                  February 2017

March 2016                                                                                                        March 2017      

April 2016                                                                                                            April 2017

May 2016                                                                                                            May 2017

June 2016                                                                                                           June 2017

July 2016                                                                                                             July 2017   

August 2016                                                                                                      August 2017

September 2016                                                                                             September 2017

October 2016                                                                                                   October 2017 

November 2016                                                                                              November 2017

December 2016                                                                                               December 2017 


Appeal Hearing Dates

              All of the hearings for the 2017 appeals have been concluded.  The judgments have been sent out.  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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