Assessment Appeal Information
Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 103 establishing a State of Emergency due to COVID-19; however, this order did not address the property tax appeal deadline. The Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court issued an order on March 19, 2020 extending the deadline to file property tax appeals at the County Boards and Tax Court to “the later of (a) May 1, 2020, or (b) 30 days following a determination that the State of Emergency declared under Executive Order No. 103 has ended.” This order applied to any county on the “traditional” assessment calendar, as Monmouth and Gloucester already had their appeal deadline pass at that point. This order was superseded by L. 2020, c. 35, by which the Legislature extended the 2020 appeal deadline to July 1, 2020 and gave the boards until September 30, 2020 to render determinations on appeals filed. That law was temporary and expired on December 31, 2020.
Tax Court’s website, which links to Chapter 35 as overriding the NJ Supreme Court order. Neither the NJ Supreme Court nor the Legislature have deemed fit to extend the appeal filing deadline or the time for the boards to hear appeals in 2021. Since Burlington has moved to the “alternate” assessment calendar, all appeals should have been filed with the board as of January 15, and with the Tax Court as of April 1 (or May 1 in the case of a revaluation/reassessment). The Burlington County Board should complete hearing appeals by April 15, per N.J.S.A. 54:3-26.
Each year the Assessment Appeal filing deadline is January 15th, after the mailing of the November 1st Notice of Assessment or 45 days of the date of certification of the bulk mailing of notices, filed with the County Board of Taxation, whichever is later.
The petition of Appeal must be physically present in the office of the County Board of Taxation by close of business of the filing deadline in order to be timely filed.
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
File Assessment Appeal
If you have received a Notice of Assessment Postcard and wish to file an appeal, the deadline to file is on or before January 15th. The Assessment form and instructions can be accessed using this link. Assessment Appeal Form and Instructions
The paper form must be physically present in our office no later than 4:30pm January 15th.
To file online please use the link below. The online filing deadline is 11:59pm on January 15th.
*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. If you need assistance with online filing, please call our office at 609-265-5056.
Once the application is complete and the fee is submitted an electronic notification will be sent to the Tax Assessor, Municipal Clerk and the County Board of Taxation. Taxpayers will receive notifications through email with an option to add a mobile phone number for text alerts. Evidence can be entered up to 7 days before the hearing date.
You may download an appeal form using the link below or pick one up at the Burlington County Board of Taxation (when the pandemic restrictions are lifted and the County re-opens to the public)
Petitioner is required to serve 1 copy each to the tax assessor and the municipal clerk located in your taxing district and 1 copy to the Burlington County Board of Taxation.
Added/Omitted Assessment Appeals
If you have received an Added/Omitted assessment and wish to file an appeal, the deadline to file is on or before December 1st. The Added/Omitted forms and instructions can be accessed using the link below.
The paper form must be physically present in our office no later than 4:30pm December 1st.
To file online please use the link below. The online filing deadline is 11:59pm on December 1st.