Tax Assessor

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The Tax Assessor is responsible for identifying, listing and valuing all real properties within the Town. Sales, income and cost data are analyzed in order to determine the assessed value of each property included on the Tax List, which is presented to the Morris County Board 

of Taxation each January. This Tax List also includes a directory for property identification, information concerning exempt properties, tax data and a schedule of all tax ratables within the Town.

Assessment Department Q & A

The Boonton Tax Assessor is available by appointment on Monday evenings from 6-8 PM.  

Please schedule an appointment ahead of time.

Contact Information

  • If no one is available when you stop by, an email to the Assessor at sholzhauer@boonton.org will get a response within 48 hours.
  • A voicemail message left at (973) 402-9410 x635 will get a response on or before the next nearest Monday.
  • If your matter is time sensitive, you may also contact the Town Clerk (Cindy Oravits) at x624.  Her office is located at the end of the hall and she can typically get hold of the Assessor in a more immediate manner.

Assessment Review

In order to have your assessment reviewed by the Tax Assessor, please supply the following data concerning your property.  Assessment reviews are only conducted from October 1st to December 20th, with any changes being made prior to the filing of the Tax Book by January 10th.  You will be notified of the results by mail via the annual postcard (usually mailed end of January) or you can contact the office after January 10th for the status.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can pursue the appropriate venue for appeal by April 1st of the tax year in question (file with the County Tax Board if assessment is under $1,000.000 or State Tax Court for anything else).  No new information will be considered after December 1st.  A copy of your Property Record Card can be obtained to assist in our review, just contact the office.

Assessment Review Form (PDF)

Appeals

All appeals of assessed value must be filed with the Morris County Board of Taxation by April 1 of each year. Petitions of appeal with instructions may be obtained at the County office, located in the Hall of Records:

Court Street
Morristown, NJ 07963
Phone: 973-285-6707

In order to appeal the assessment, the petitioner must provide evidence by way of comparable sales in their area. The Tax Assessor and the Town Attorney appear to defend the assessment on behalf of the taxing district.

CLICK HERE to download the 2019 Tax Appeal Filing Procedure & Guideline for County Tax Appeals..

Tax Deduction

Senior citizens and disabled persons wishing to apply for a $250 deduction in taxes may contact the Assessor's Office for an application. Annual income cannot exceed $10,000, excluding Social Security payments. Eligible homeowners are those who are at least 65 years of age. Veterans who were honorably discharged and actively served during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, the Panama, Lebanon or Grenada Peacekeeping Missions, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War I or World War II may apply for a $250 deduction.

Senior Citizen Deductions & Senior Tax Freeze

All questions regarding Senior Deductions and the Property Tax Freeze (PTR) program should be directed to the Tax Collector (Jen Muscara) at x617

General Property Questions

Questions regarding Property Ownership, Assessments, Sales Info, and Basic Property Descriptions can be researched using the Morris County Board of Taxation website, which is updated daily after changes have been made internally by the Assessor: http://mcweb1.co.morris.nj.us/MCTaxBoard

Almost all forms used for tax assessment purposes, along with numerous educational resources regarding assessment, appeals, veterans deductions, exemptions, etc. can be found on the Division of Taxation website: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/lpt/localtax.shtml

200 Foot Property Owners List

Request Form for 200-ft Property Owners List can be obtained from the Town Clerk, or downloaded HERE.

New Jersey Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes

The New Jersey Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes contains important information for every homeowner.  Where are your property tax dollars going?  How are your property taxes calculated?  What do you need to plan?  Read this guide to get all of your questions answered at http://njpropertytaxguide.com or download HERE.