The amount one pays in taxes cannot be challenged; however, the assessed value of the property may be challenged through the filing of a tax appeal. Appeals are legal actions which must be filed with the County Board of Taxation or Tax Court between February 1 and April 1 of the year in question. Please note that these are adversarial proceedings where the Borough is named as a defendant.
Petitioners filing an appeal are entitled to a hearing at the County Tax Board or trial at the Tax Court and are responsible for the preparation, prosecution, and management of their own case. Since it represents a clear conflict of interest, the Township is under no obligation to assist, direct, or facilitate property owners intent on filing these actions.