New Jersey property tax rates are among the highest in the country. These taxes fund city and county services, including police protection, firefighters, public schools and street maintenance.
No one questions that these services are vital to maintaining a strong community. At the same time, homeowners and owners of apartment buildings and commercial property should not be asked to pay more than their fair share of property taxes.
Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your property. If you feel that your property valuation is too high, you can appeal to the county and ask for a lower property valuation.
No property tax appeal is too complicated for our team. We have lowered the amount of property taxes paid on a number of residential and commercial properties throughout northern New Jersey, including for CNBC's Englewood Cliffs headquarters.
We Advocate On Behalf Of Property Owners
At Schepisi & McLaughlin, P.A., in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, our experienced property tax appeals lawyers' knowledge of the appeals process can help you successfully appeal the amount of property taxes you pay.
We work with highly qualified real estate appraisers who have experience working on cases involving residential properties, condominiums, apartments, retail property, restaurants, office complexes and other commercial buildings. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a full settlement without going through the appeals process.
We will file your appeal with the county tax board or file a direct appeal with the tax court if your property is assessed at more than $1,000,000 or if it is an appeal of an added or omitted assessment if the original assessment plus the full added or omitted assessment before any monthly proration exceeds . If you are a condominium owner who feels your property is assessed too high, neighboring condominium owners may have high assessments as well. It may make sense to have us file an appeal on behalf of the ownership group.
There are important deadlines to adhere to, mostly in the spring. Do not postpone your call to our office. We will review your property tax assessment and let you know if your appeal is likely to be successful. Call 201-500-8914 or email us to schedule an appointment.