Michael Barker is a State certified Assessor who determines the value and taxability of all properties in the Borough. The ratio to true value for 2014 for Borough properties is 55.05% and the tax rate for 2014 will be determined through the budget process. The Assessor also mails assessment postcards to all Borough property owners, inspects improvements to properties that may result in added assessments, and manages reevaluation of all Borough owned properties.
Tax appeals on assessments must be filed on or before April 1st of the tax year in questioin. Forms and instructions are available on Passaic County's website or may be picked up in the office of the Assessor.
The Assessor prepares tax lists for billings, provides information on tax relief programs and approves tax deductioin forms for eligible seniors, veterans and disabled residents.
The Assessor field book, SR1As and tax maps are available for public viewing in the office of the Assessor.