Township of Long Hill

Tax Assessment
915 Valley Road, Long Hill, NJ, 07933   •  908-647-8000
Brett Trout, Tax Assessor, ext 221
Colette Armenti, Tax Assessor Clerk, ext 221
Tax Assessor hours:  Wednesday:  7:00 pm - 9:00pm

Click here for a copy of the Tax Map

The Township equalization rate is: TBD of true market value

Due to extreme high call volume we do not do "square footage look up" via telephone. Please email your requests to: taxclerk@longhillnj.gov.


OVERVIEW

The Tax Assessor is responsible for the fair assessment of all property in Long Hill Township in order that the tax burden may be equitably distributed.  The Tax Assessor  is
a quasi-judicial position whose statutory authority is based in the New Jersey constitution.  Although an employee of the municipality, the Assessor works under the direction of the Morris County Board of Taxation.

ASSESSMENT NOTIFICATION/APPEAL

In February of each year the Assessor's office mails "Assessment Notification Postcards" to each property owner in Long Hill township as outlined in N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1.  This postcard notification lists the current assessment of the property as well as the Tax Appeal process and deadline for filling an appeal.

It is not possible for a property owner to appeal the amount of taxes they pay but rather the assessment of the property.  Tax appeals must be filed with the Morris County Board of Taxation by May 1st of each year.   Appeal forms and instructions can be obtained at the Assessor's Office or click here for a printable version the Tax Appeal Form.

ADDED ASSESSMENTS

Assessments are adjusted each year to reflect new construction and alterations.  Improvements that are subject to assessment are placed on the "Added Assessment" list and submitted to the Morris County Board of Taxation on October 1st each year.  The tax, thereon, is due on November 1st, February 1st and May 1st along with the regular tax tax bill already received in July of the tax year.

When you are issued a building permit, you may receive a visit from both the construction official and the assessor depending on the project.  Not all work will result in a change in your assessment. For example, no change in assessment will result from permits issued for above ground pools, water heaters, or roofing to name a few.  However, some things that will change your assessment are additions, remodeled kitchens and baths, finished basements, decks and in-ground pools.

The Assessor's office follows up on building permits.  The added assessment is issued from the month following the substantial completion of an improvement for its intended occupancy or use.  It should be noted that the failure to call for a final inspection for the issuance of a C of O or a C of A will not affect the issuance of an added assessment.

Improvements to your home not only make it more functional and attractive  but also makes it more valuable.  In order to maintain the fair and equitable distribution of the tax burden, it is necessary to issue added assessments.


DEDUCTIONS

-HOMESTEAD REBATE
-PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT (SENIOR REFREEZE ACT)
-NJ SAVER REBATE
-SENIOR CITIZEN /DISABLED DEDUCTION
-VETERAN'S DEDUCTION
-100% PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERANS/SURVIVING SPOUSE

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE DEDUCTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX ASSESSOR'S OFFICE OR THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

MORRIS COUNTY TAX BOARD

The Morris County Board of Taxation Website contains assessment records for the 39 municipalities in Morris County.  The Website contains information on recent sales.

The Morris County Tax Board Website is:  http://mcweb1.co.morris.nj.us/mctaxboard

The Morris County Clerks Office at www.morriscountyclerk.com