Calendar

January
Date
Action Statute Link
By
January 10
Assessor to file assessment lists and duplicates with county board of taxation.
N.J.S.A 54:4-35

On or before
January 25
Assessor shall post a schedule of office hours and availability for appointments.
N.J.A.C. 18:12A-1.3(l)1


February
Date
Action Statute Link
Prior to
February 1
Assessor shall notify by mail each taxpayer of the current assessment and preceding year’s taxes.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1
Example
After
February 1
The assessor or county board of taxation shall notify each taxpayer by mail within 30 days of any change to the assessment. A taxpayer shall have 45 days to file an appeal upon issuance of a notification of a change in assessment.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-38.1 and 54:3-21


April
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
April 1
Taxpayers and taxing districts may appeal assessed valuations to a county board of taxation on or before April 1, or 45 days from the date the bulk mailing of notification of assessment is completed in the taxing district, whichever is later. Where assessed valuation of property subject to the appeal exceeds $750,000, a taxpayer or taxing district may file a complaint directly with the Tax Court.
N.J.S.A. 54:3-21
Appeals
April 1
If a petition of appeal or a complaint is filed on April 1 or during the 19 days next preceding April 1, a taxpayer or a taxing district shall have 20 days from the date of service of the petition or complaint to file a cross-petition of appeal with a county board of taxation or a counterclaim with the Tax Court, as appropriate.
N.J.S.A. 54:3-21
Appeals

June
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
June 1
Assessor must notify all claimants of property tax deductions disallowed for the current tax year that the deduction has not been granted (Form PD4).
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.44a and N.J.A.C. 18:14-3.10(a)1


July
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
July 1
On or before July 1 of the current tax year, the assessor shall mail to each taxpayer whose land has been assessed for the current tax year under the provisions of the “Farmland Assessment Act of 1964” a copy of the form prescribed to claim a continuance of valuation under the Act for the following tax year together with a notice that the completed form is required to be filed with the assessor on or before August 1 of the current year.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.15a
Farmland

August
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
August 1
All owners of farmland who would claim to have their land assessed under the Farmland Assessment Act in the following tax year must file an application (Form FA-1) with the assessor.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.1 et seq.
Farmland

September
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
September 1
The assessor may grant an extension of time for filing form FA-1 where satisfied that failure to file by August 1 was due to illness of the owner or death of the owner or an immediate member of the owner’s family.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.6(d)
Farmland
On or before
September 1
Form PT-10 for tangible business personal property returns of local exchange telephone, telegraph and messenger system companies filed. On or before September 1st of the current tax year with respect to the following tax year, owners of tangible personal property used in business of local exchange telephone, telegraph and messenger systems are required to file returns with the assessor for the taxing district in which the said property is located.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-2.48
Form PT-10
On or before
September 1
Form PT-10.1, for tangible business personal property returns for machinery apparatus or equipment of a petroleum refinery directly used to manufacture petroleum products from crude oil, filed for the following tax year with assessor.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-2.48
Form PT-10

October
Date
Action Statute Link
October 1
Assessor values all real property located in the taxing district for tax purposes as of October 1 of the pretax year.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-35

October 1
All required conditions for a veteran’s property tax deduction of up to $250 must exist as of October 1 of the pretax year.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.15
Deductions
October 1
Required conditions for property tax deduction must exist as of October 1 of the pretax year (65 years of age for senior citizens, 55 years for surviving spouse / civil union partner / domestic partner, or occurrence of disability, by December 31 of the pretax year).
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.44
Deductions
On or before
October 1
Initial application (Form F.S.1) for a blast or radiation fallout shelter tax exemption must be filed with assessor.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.50
Exemptions
On or before
October 1
The State Farmland Evaluation Advisory Committee (F.E.A.C.) publishes its recommended agricultural land values for use with the Farmland Assessment Act.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.20
Farmland
October 1
Assessor must file Added Assessment List and duplicate with county board of taxation.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.5

October 1
Assessor must file Omitted Assessment List and duplicate with county board of taxation.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.19

October 1
Exempt real property sold to non-exempt owner or any real property improved after October 1 and before January 1 may be valued and assessed as of the first day of the month following completion or sale of said property.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.2 and 54:4-63.28

October 1
The assessor shall determine the true taxable value of an improvement, conversion, or construction of property that has applied for exemption and/or abatement.
N.J.S.A. 40A:21-1 et seq.

October 1
Assessor certifies that, upon the basis of property assessments as of October 1 of the year preceding the certification, the total taxable property value within the Revenue Allocation District (RAD) designated by the municipality, does not exceed 15% or 20% of the total taxable property assessed in the municipality, as provided in the ordinance adopted in accordance with statutory provisions.
N.J.S.A. 52:27D-462

October 1
Assessor provides certification of the proposed preliminary revenue allocation plan and property tax increment base of district, estimate of taxable value of assessed property, statement of tax abatement or exemptions expected to be granted, etc.
N.J.S.A. 52:27D-463


November
Date
Action Statute Link
November 1
All new applicants for property tax exemption must file an Initial Statement (Form I.S.) with the assessor. If an exemption has been granted for past years, the applicant must file a Further Statement (Form F.S.) by November 1 of every third year.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-4.4
Exemptions
On or before
November 1
Assessor to send Notice of Disallowance to applicants requesting valuation under the Farmland Assessment Act where such claim has been disallowed.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.13b
Farmland

December
Date
Action Statute Link
On or before
December 1
Appeals from added assessments may be made to the County Board of Taxation on or before December 1 of the year of levy, or 30 days from the date the collector of the taxing district completes the bulk mailing of tax bills for added assessments, whichever is later.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.11
Appeals
On or before
December 1
Appeals from omitted assessments may be made to the County Board of Taxation on or before December 1 of the year of levy, or 30 days from the date the collector of the taxing district completes the bulk mailing of tax bills for added assessments, whichever is later.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-63.39
Appeals
On or before
December 31
Legal advertisement - where and when tax list may be inspected by any taxpayer to ascertain what assessments have been made, and to confer informally with the assessor as to the correctness of the assessments, so that any errors may be corrected before the filing of the assessment list and duplicate.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-38

On or before
December 31
Applications for veterans’ deductions and property tax deductions for the following tax year must be filed with assessor during the pretax year, thereafter with collector during the tax year.
N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.13 and 54:4-8.43
Deductions