Is Your Property Tax Assessment Fair?

We Will Help You Determine if an Appeal Is in Your Best Interests

There are a multitude of factors that contribute to determining whether your property is fairly assessed. In addition, in municipalities that have not conducted a reassessment or revaluation, the law gives your assessment a 15 percent window, or a range of values in which the assessment will be affirmed by the court. We are thoroughly familiar with all of the relevant factors and can advise you whether your property is your family's home, the home of your business or the home of your carefully invested capital.

As the property owner, you must prove to the County Board of Taxation or the Tax Court of New Jersey that the true market value of your property is such that you are entitled to a lower assessment from the municipality that maximizes tax savings.

Determining if Your Property Tax Assessment Is Fair

The New Jersey Legislature adopted the Chapter 123 formula in 1973 and it operates to this day as a mechanism to test tax assessment fairness. This formula allows the County Board of Taxation and the Tax Court to compare the true market value of your property to the assessment and provide you with a decision on whether your assessment will be reduced.

At Irwin & Heinze, P.A., we will guide you in the process of building your case to show the municipality, County Tax Board and/or the Tax Court your property is entitled to a reduction in its assessment.

An appeal by a business entity, other than a sole proprietor, must be prosecuted by an attorney admitted to practice law in New Jersey.

Call us at 973-380-0375 to for an assessment review or to schedule a meeting with one of our esteemed attorneys in Chatham. We can provide you with a free case evaluation as to whether your tax assessment is fair or if it is worth pursuing a reassessment or appeal.

We Offer Free Reviews Every Year from January through March 30

Most of our clients face an appeal deadline of April 1, but deadlines may vary if you received your assessment notice late or your property was recently reassessed or revalued. However, if you wish to appeal to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation, the deadline for appeal is January 15 if your property tax assessment is $1 million or below.

If we deem it will be in your best interests to appeal your assessment, we will seek to optimize the results of your appeal.

Benefits of Hiring a Property Tax Attorney for the Appeals Process

With our help, you do not have to concern yourself with filing deadlines, evaluating comparable sales evidence, submitting credible and compelling sales evidence for the tax assessor, or complex laws regarding property tax reassessments and appeals. We will manage all aspects of your case and negotiations with the government on your behalf.

We will help you get an unbiased, comprehensive appraisal of your property or properties by an expert appraiser. We will screen appraisals and assessments for accuracy and completeness.

Our lawyers handle County Board of Taxation hearings, pre-hearing negotiations, presenting and defending your case, challenging the assessor's evidence, negotiating settlements and negotiating future property tax assessments.

We also handle trials before the Tax Court of New Jersey, pretrial hearings and negotiations as well as further appeals to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court and Supreme Court.

Connect With One of Our Tax Lawyers

Please call us at 973-380-0375 or complete our online form to speak with a lawyer.

We typically bill our clients on a contingency fee basis.