These are the key factors that have driven New Jersey property taxes higher. We hope that this analysis will help to answer the question that the paradigmatic New Jersey taxpayer asked in the opening paragraph. "How come my property taxes are so high?" We also hope that it will help our readers to evaluate any proposals designed to provide them with real property tax relief that will be sustainable for years to come.
Municipal Tax Assessor
We want to acknowledge long-serving municipal tax assessor Bernard C. Haney for his work on this brochure (PDF). Thank you, Mr. Haney. We could not have done this without you.