5/28/20 - Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A4157), which temporarily extends the deadline to file a property tax appeal to July 1, 2020, and the deadline for county boards of taxation to render decisions in tax appeal cases to September 30, 2020. The bill takes effect immediately and applies retroactively to April 1, 2020.
The 2020 assessment appeal filing deadline is now July 1, 2020.
The County offices are closed to the public with only essential staff in the buildings. We urge anyone filing an appeal of their property assessment to utilize the online filing option: Click Here to File Online
If you need assistance with online filing, we will continue to answer calls and return missed calls to 609-265-5056 or for technical questions regarding the online appeal software you can contact Microsystems at 908-704-8862.
Burlington County property owners can file their tax appeals online after their property values have been updated for the new year. (indicated on the "green postcard" notification of assessment)
The online filing deadline is 11:59pm on July 8th or 30 days following a determination by the Governor that the State of Emergency declared under Executive Order No.103 has ended.
*The online appeal site is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari web browsers as well as Android and Apple mobile phone devices.
Advantages & Benefits
With online filing homeowners have the advantage of electronically transferring their completed applications to the required departments--tax assessor’s office, municipal clerk, and county tax board. This process is immediate after completing all necessary fields.
Homeowners will benefit by receiving notifications through email and now also have the option to include a mobile phone number for text alerts.
Another benefit to online filing is being able to add supportive evidence to the appeal file up to 7 days before the hearing date.
Of course, property owners can still use the paper form to file tax appeals by downloading the form here
or picking it up from the County Tax Board office or their local municipal offices. Paper appeals must either be mailed into the Tax Board office or hand delivered and arrive before the deadline at 5pm. The application must be complete and include the proper filing fee. Appeals will not be accepted via fax or email.
Serving a Paper Appeal
When utilizing the paper form, you must serve 1 copy of your tax appeal, with the filing fee, to the Board of Taxation by the filing deadlines.
*You are also required to serve 1 copy of your tax appeal to the Municipal Clerk and one to the Municipal Assessor, whose offices are located at the municipality. If you file an appeal through the Online Appeal System it automatically gets served to all parties.
Note to Petitioners
Important note to all tax appeal petitioners, whether using electronic or paper filing: It is imperative that petitioners read and understand all instructions in order to complete the application correctly. Failure to do so may present problems later, possibly causing the appeal to be dismissed.
Added/Omitted Tax Appeals
If you have received an added/omitted assessment and wish to file an appeal you may do so with our office. The added/omitted tax appeal deadline is December 1st. The added/omitted form and instructions can be accessed using the link below.
At this time we are currently only accepting paper form of added/omitted appeals.