How does the property tax appeal process work?

If we review your case, and determine that a property tax appeal is warranted, we must file an appeal at either the County Board of Taxation or the State Tax Court. After that occurs, the town will have the opportunity to request information from you.

That process is called discovery. Once you complete discovery, the town will have the opportunity to review the information. Sometimes after reviewing discovery, the town assessor may ask to inspect your property. The inspection is intended to review the information the assessor had in his or her file (which may be a number of years old), along with any circumstances specific to the property, such as flooding issues, miscalculation of square footage by the assessor's office, etc.