Understanding New Jersey Property Taxes
Overview of New Jersey Taxes
New Jersey collects a total of $99,964,171,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $29,358,898,000 comes from property taxes, or 29.4% of total revenue. As a result, New Jersey has the 1st highest property tax rate in the country, which is 97.6% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.
How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across New Jersey is $370,778, meaning the average New Jersey homeowner pays 2.10% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $21.04 for every $1,000 in home value.
Property Tax Calendar
New Jersey's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of New Jersey, there are important constants. New Jersey's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is October 1. New Jersey property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts the later of April-1 or 45 days after notice date. The date which property tax bills become due on is February 1, May 1, August 1, and Novemeber 1.
Property Tax Calculator
If you are are a current homeowner in New Jersey or are looking at buying a specific property in New Jersey, check out our New Jersey Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.
Property Tax Tool
If you are planning to buy a home in New Jersey and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our New Jersey Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.
Property Tax Information for New Jersey Counties
The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in New Jersey.
|County||Average Home Value||Average Tax Bill||Bill per $1,000|
|Cape May County||$399,233||$4,438||$11.10|
Want to learn more about New Jersey property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below: