by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
29 May 2020

Yesterday Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 4157 (A4157)  to temporarily extend the deadline to file property tax appeals to July 1.

The ordinary statutory deadline was April 1 (or May 1 for towns undergoing a revaluation).  That deadline had been extended twice before as a result of the Governor’s Executive Orders declaring the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, and two Omnibus Orders by the New Jersey Supreme Court regarding court operations and filing deadlines.  However, those deadlines were “floating” depending on the cessation of the State of Emergency.

The new law, passed unanimously by both the General Assembly and Senate and signed by the Governor yesterday, sets July 1 as the firm deadline for filing property tax appeals.  It also extends the deadline for county boards of taxation to decide tax appeals until September 30, 2020.

These deadlines apply to tax year 2020 only.

Since the 2020 filing deadline has now been established as July 1, please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in evaluating whether a property tax appeal may be warranted for your property.  We will provide a complimentary evaluation of your 2020 property tax assessment – either call us at 973-539-8900, or email at info@mrod.law.

A copy of the Governor’s press release may be found here.