Tax Assessor

Brian Townsend is a State certified Assessor who determines the value and tax-ability of all properties in the Borough.

Borough Properties


The ratio to true value for 2020 for Borough properties is 94.86% and the tax rate for 2019 was $3.669.  The 2020 rate to be determined through the budget process.

Duties


The Assessor prepares tax lists for billings, provides information on tax relief programs and approves tax deduction forms for eligible seniors, veterans and disabled residents.

The Assessor also mails assessment postcards to all Borough property owners, inspects improvements to properties that may result in added assessments, and manages reevaluation of all Borough owned properties.

The Assessor field book, SR1As and tax maps are available for public viewing in the office of the Assessor.

Appeals


Tax appeals on assessments must be filed on or before April 1st of the tax year in question. Forms and instructions are available on Passaic County's website or may be picked up in the office of the Assessor.