Township Revaluation: Progress Update

Posted: January 10, 2020

The Township of Vernon was ordered by the Sussex County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation to perform a revaluation program to be implemented for tax year 2020. The revaluation will ensure uniform and equitable assessments throughout the municipality and account for the recent changes in the real estate market. The township is working with Realty Appraisal to conduct the revaluation program.

Introductory letters and an informational brochure were mailed to all owners in March 2019.

Residential inspections began the week of April 1, 2019 and have been completed as of December 30, 2019.

Condominium inspections began the week of November 11, 2019 and have been completed as of December 23, 2019.

Letters were mailed on November 12, 2019 to owners of 1-4 family homes that have not had an interior inspection, requesting owners to schedule an inspection with Realty Appraisal to avoid using estimated information for the property assessment.

Value letters are being mailed beginning Friday, December 27, 2019. If you have received your value letter in the mail, you may schedule your one-on-one meeting online or by calling Realty Appraisal at 1-800-841-6740. Meetings are being held 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, at the municipal building.

To calculate the estimated tax impact on your property based on the 2019 budget, please visit Realty Appraisal’s website. Please note that the actual tax rate in 2020 will be based on the approved 2020 budgets and the final 2020 tax list assessments.

Value letters mailed:

  • December 27, 2019: Residential condominiums
  • December 30, 2019: Residential houses blocks 1-175
  • January 2, 2020: Residential houses blocks 176-300
  • January 3, 2020: Residential houses blocks 301-400
  • January 6, 2020: Residential houses blocks 401-475
  • January 7, 2020: Residential houses blocks 476-525
  • January 8, 2020: All vacant land
  • January 9, 2020: Residential houses blocks 526-634
  • January 10, 2020: All Class 3A & 3B (farmland) properties

If you have questions regarding the revaluation, please call the Vernon Township Division of Tax Assessments at 973.764.4055, ext. 2223, 2225 or 2226 or Realty Appraisal at 1-800-841-6740.