Taxpayer Bill of Rights


The Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights ensures that:

  1. All property taxpayers are accorded the basic rights of fair and equitable treatment under
    the State Constitution and laws of New Jersey;
  2. All property taxpayers receive the information and assistance they need to understand and
    meet their property tax responsibilities.

Services to Property Taxpayers

As a property taxpayer, you have the right to obtain information explained in simple, nontechnical terms

  • Your responsibilities and rights as a property owner and property taxpayer;
  • Your real property assessment and how it is determined and calculated;
  • Your right to appeal and how to appeal an assessment you believe is incorrect as to your
    property or as to another property in the same county and the time limits involved;
  • Your right, in the context of a property tax appeal, to view the property record card of other
    real property in the municipality.

Responsiveness You have the right to expect questions will be responded to within a
reasonable amount of time.

Statements and Notices You have the right to expect all notices you receive will clearly
identify the purpose of the communication and the proper procedure when responding.

For More Information Many Local Property Tax forms and publications are available on
the Division of Taxation’s website at

Required Website Posting The Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights must be posted on the
webpage of each county board of taxation and each municipality in the State having an internet