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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Board of Taxation

Jay R. Schwartz, M.P.A., C.T.A.
 Tax Administrator
435 Hamburg Turnpike 
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 720-7399
Fax: (973) 720-6846
Created by legislation in 1909, County Board of Taxation serve as the supervising taxing authority for their respective counties.  The office of the Board of Taxation falls into two major categories:  Administrative and Appellate. Through legislation enacted in 1973, all 21 County Boards of Taxation operate under a uniform set of rules first promulgated by the Division of Taxation entitled, Rules for County Boards of Taxation, which help to ensure uniform operation of the boards.  The County Tax Administrator is responsible for the administrative/statutory day–to-day office functions.
 
The Board of Taxation’s primary responsibility is the certification of property tax assessments.   Other functions of the Board of Taxation are the equalization of assessments for the purpose of county taxes, the preparation of the abstract of ratables, the supervision of municipal tax assessors, the certification of municipal tax rates and other various (mandated) tasks and reports, and the development of inter-municipal equalization of assessments.  The Board of Taxation also conducts hearings of real property tax assessment appeals filed by the taxpayer and renders judgments.
 
Our goal is to serve the 16 municipalities within Passaic County efficiently, respectfully, and professionally within our jurisdiction. We invite you to browse our website and search our real property tax related links for information.

Filing Deadlines

Do not file your tax appeal until on or after February 1, after youreceive your assessment card, but no later than the appeal deadline date (see appeal deadline dates below).

Regular Petition of Appeal:

Since April 1st is on a Sunday, the deadline for filing a regular Petition of Appeal for 2018 is on or before Monday, April 2, 2018

Revaluation/Reassessment:

Paterson Reassessment - Deadline for filing is May 1st
Pompton Lakes Revaluation - Deadline for filing is May 1st      

For towns that have completed a municipal revaluation/reassessment, the filing deadline is on or before May 1st.