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Certainly one of the factors you considered when buying your home was its architectural style, especially how it looks from the street. This style adds to the street scape of your neighborhood and the general character of our community. Historic designation provides a way for you to protect this valuable cultural asset, and a way for the community to express its interest in it. For more information, contact the Historical Commission at 973-616-8048.
If you are interested in making a donation of a historic artifact, please contact the Historic Commission Chair by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The acceptable payments are as follows:
Credit Cards, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
We urge you to use caution and careful consideration should you decide to contribute to these agencies.
You must cut and leave your grass clippings or bring it to the Recycling Center which is open Monday - Saturday - 7:30am-3:30pm. The cost of disposal of tires is $3.00 each and $6 each if on the rims. Visit our
Also, if you open the paint cans and put kitty litter or speedy dry in them, and let them dry out, we will collect them from you on your garbage day. But they must be dried out and put into plastic bags for disposal. View our informational page on paint disposal.
First, you must make sure that the refrigerator door is removed. This is the law. Then, you must call 973-835-3524 and leave your information for collection. The item will be picked up on designated collection days. (Monday & Thursday).
-Did you put it out after 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection? If so, it will not be collected. - Is your garbage container an approved container? It must be no larger than 45 gallons and weigh no more than 60 pounds It must also have handles on it. Many stores are selling containers with wheels that are between 50-90 gallons. These cans will not be picked up. - Did your container have recycling material mixed in with the garbage? - Was your garbage put out on the correct day for your area? For more information, contact the
No! Eminent domain cannot be used unless the municipality first undertakes the area in need of redevelopment study WITH CONDEMNATION. This must be declared at the beginning of the process. If this is not declared, the municipality may not use eminent domain for the purposes of redevelopment. If a municipality later decides it won’t to retain the power of eminent domain, it must complete the study again with that designation explicitly declared. To date, Pompton Lakes has no areas where eminent domain can be used for redevelopment.
It consists of appraising the value of the properties, both taxable and exempt, using recent sales, building costs and income and expense information of similar properties. All residential, commercial, apartments, industrial, vacant land, churches, school buildings and all other real estate are valued.The property tax is designed as an "ad valorem" tax, which means it is a tax based on the value of the property. The premise is that if someone owns a $1,000,000 property, he or she would pay twice as much in taxes as someone who owns a $500,000 property. Therefore, the market value of property is the standard that is used to determine one's fair share.
Once the revaluation program is completed, the tax rate per $100 of assessed valuation will undoubtedly go down to reflect the increased value of the ratable base. However, this does not necessarily indicate whether the tax on your property will increase or decrease.
Revaluations do not increase the total amount of revenue to be raised by taxation. The municipality only collects the amount of tax dollars that the four units of local government (local school, regional school, county government and municipal government) determine is necessary to operate.
The exterior inspection includes the measurement of each structure including garages or other accessory buildings, the determination of story height, roof structure, type of foundation and exterior wall construction. The physical condition of the structure is noted to establish depreciation factors for age, use, etc. Topographical features of the land are also noted as they may affect value.
The revaluation program should not be seen as an adversarial situation. Property owners have a vested interest in the outcome of the project and their cooperation is vital to achieve an equitable revaluation. If one person's property is under-assessed, all the other property owners in the municipality will pay higher taxes to make up for the discrepancy. Conversely, if property owners deny access to the field inspector they could wind up being over-assessed and pay more than their fair share of taxes.
If market values in your area have not risen as much as in other areas, or your property is currently overvalued when compared with the comparable properties, your share of the tax burden would be reduced as a result of revaluation. The assessed vale is only one component in determining tax rate. The other is the amount to be raised in taxation is each government's yearly budget that each of the four government's (local, county, school and regional school) determine to be required to operate. When each year's budget reflects an increase in the amount to be raised regardless if whether a revaluation is implemented, one pays more taxes.
The interview process will be informal and will focus on a discussion of your property. It is important that all of the information presented about your property is accurate. If you feel there are conditions that diminish the market value of your property, the interview is another opportunity to bring those factors to our attention. All appropriate comments will be reviewed and considered to determine if an adjustment is in order.
Once the period for informal interviews has ended, all property owners who held a meeting will receive a notification of outcome. These are all mailed out at the same time regardless of when your interview took place.
In the even you are not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Taxation, you have the right tot file an appeal with the Tax Court of the State of New Jersey. This must be done within 45 days of your notification. This step in the process is formal, taking place in a courtroom setting before a Tax Court Judge.
Yes, you do. Even if you are replacing an existing fence in kind, it is necessary for you to obtain a zoning permit. In order to do that, submit a zoning application along with a copy of your survey to scale indicating the location, type, and height of your fence. The application fee is $50.00. A building permit is also required if there is a pool on the property.
The Board of Adjustment hearings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. An application must be deemed complete by a Board Professional at least 20 days before the meeting in order to be added to the agenda. Should you receive approval for your project at that meeting, you will be required to wait until the following month's meeting when a resolution will be memorialized by the Board. Once the resolution is published, there is an additional 45-day waiting period in which any interested party may appeal the Board's decision. However, you may sign a waiver accepting responsibility should this happen in order to proceed immediately with your project.
According to the zoning ordinance, any property that fronts a street is considered a front yard. Therefore, a corner property has two front yards, and your "side yard" is technically a front yard. As defined in the ordinance, a fence in the front yard may be no higher than four feet and must be 50% open such as a chain link or picket fence.
It means that you will need to receive approval from the Zoning Officer before proceeding with the construction permit process. The zoning application can be obtained at the Building Department and requires you to submit a copy of your survey showing where the proposed addition will be. There is a $75 fee associated with the application. The Zoning Officer will then review the proposed project to ensure it meets the requirements of the zoning ordinance. You will either receive an approval or a denial abased on those requirements. If your application is denied, you have the option of applying for a variance.
Yes, but first you will be required to seek zoning approval by filling out a zoning application which should be accompanied by a copy of your survey showing the area to be paved. The fee for a zoning application is $50. The zoning officer will determine if the proposed paving meets with the requirements of the ordinance before issuing the zoning permit. Paving is limited to less that 50% of your front yard and must be at least five feet from your side property lines. Contact the Zoning Department at 973-835-0143, ext. 241 for more information.