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Board of Taxation


In keeping with the Passaic County Administrative Order No. 20-01 COVID-19:  The County Tax Board staff will be unable to accept tax appeal filings in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic… Please mail tax appeals and required fees to the Passaic County Board of Taxation at 435 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Please make checks or money orders payable to County Tax Administrator.  NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED, ONLY CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. 

Created by legislation in 1909, County Board of Taxation serve as the supervising taxing authority for their respective counties.  The office of the Board of Taxation falls into two major categories:  Administrative and Appellate. Through legislation enacted in 1973, all 21 County Boards of Taxation operate under a uniform set of rules first promulgated by the Division of Taxation entitled, Rules for County Boards of Taxation, which help to ensure uniform operation of the boards.  The County Tax Administrator is responsible for the administrative/statutory day–to-day office functions.
The Board of Taxation’s primary responsibility is the certification of property tax assessments.   Other functions of the Board of Taxation are the equalization of assessments for the purpose of county taxes, the preparation of the abstract of ratables, the supervision of municipal tax assessors, the certification of municipal tax rates and other various (mandated) tasks and reports, and the development of inter-municipal equalization of assessments.  The Board of Taxation also conducts hearings of real property tax assessment appeals filed by the taxpayer and renders judgments.
Our goal is to serve the 16 municipalities within Passaic County efficiently, respectfully, and professionally within our jurisdiction. We invite you to browse our website and search our real property tax related links for information.

Filing Deadlines

Do not file your tax appeal until on or after February 1, after you receive your assessment card, but no later than the appeal deadline date (see appeal deadline dates below).

Regular Petition of Appeal:

The deadline for filing a regular Petition of Appeal for 2021 FOR ALL MUNICIPALITIES IS ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1, 2021.