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Treasury develops, maintains, and enforces a uniform system of accounts including
forms, standards, and procedures for all departments of municipal government. All
receipts and disbursements of the Township and each of its departments are controlled
A central bookkeeping and account records system is maintained with sound accounting
principles in accordance with the requirements of the State Division of Local Government.
Treasury assures that all bills are authorized and approved for payment. Treasury
controls all expenditures and commitments to be made on behalf of any department
in conformity with State law. Treasury also makes recommendations to the Township
Council on the sale and award of bonds including the principal amount, interest
rate, maturities, and price.
Collections performs the function of Collector of Taxes including the preparation
and mailing of tax bills, enforcement of tax collections by tax sale or other means
and the maintenance of tax accounting records. They receive and collect all current
and delinquent taxes, receive penalties and interest according to law.
This office is governed by State Statutes for all procedures. Assessments, headed
by the Tax Assessor, determines the taxability and fair market value of all new,
existing and improved properties within the municipality. The assessor’s responsibilities
include processing deeds and building permits for assessments, maintaining and updating
assessment records, maintaining records for accurate up-to-date information from
Planning, Zoning, and Construction Code enforcement, complying with State mandated
regulations, handling appeals, processing applications for exemptions or deductions,
and compiling financial and other records for the County and State Boards.
The Assessor is available on Tuesdays from 3:30pm–5:30pm. Residents are encouraged to contact by email
email@example.com or call
973.226.3400 and ask for the Tax Assessors office if you have a question regarding the
The Tax Collector is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
if you have any questions regarding your payment history, etc. Residents are encouraged
to contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 973.226.3400 and ask for the Tax Collectors office if you have a question
regarding the paying of your property taxes.
Tax appeals must be filed on or before April 1st of the current tax year.
Applications for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons, Veterans and their surviving
spouses can be obtained in this office or online at:
Please contact the Tax Assessor for applications and to answer any questions you
may have pertaining to them.
For information on the Property Tax Freeze Program you can review the requirements
and forms online at:
When I obtain a building permit to improve my property, when
and how will my property assessment be increased?
A representative from the Assessor's office inspects the property
and assesses at the current market value (as of October 1st) the added assessment
is the amount of the difference between the old assessment and the value of the
entire property at the end of the project.
If I get a building permit, complete the work and do not call
for a final inspection, will an added assessment bill be sent, and what if the permit
doesn't include all of the work?
The final inspection does not determine the date of the assessment.
The assessor values the property when it is substantially ready for intended use,
and then assesses all of the changes during the inspection and must value the entire
property each time it is re-assessed.
What if I don't take out a permit?
Not getting a permit does not prevent an assessment. Building inspections
are necessary for safety and not a method for raising revenue. If you had a fire
without taking out proper permits and inspections, the insurance company might not
pay for the damages. If the Assessor's Office discovers an improvement, an assessment
is made regardless of whether there was a permit or not.
What if I disagree with the value on the bill?
You are obligated to pay the bill in full, whether or not you agree
to the assessment. You have until December 1st to appeal the added assessment. After
that date, no one will be able to appeal the added assessment.
255 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-1pm
3:30pm-5:30pm (Every Tuesday)