Posted: February 6 , 2023
The reassessment has been completed for the 2023 tax year.
Any property owner who wishes to dispute their assessment may file a tax appeal with the Sussex County Board of Taxation or the Tax Court of New Jersey before May 1, 2023.
The tax impact, neighborhood map and list of 2021-2022 residential sales may be found on the Associated Appraisal Group website. https://njaag.com/vernon
Thank you for your cooperation during the reassessment process.
2019: 100% inspections/ 100% reassessed for 2020 Revaluation
2020: 20% inspections/100% reassessed for 2021 Reassessment
2021: 20% inspections/100% reassessed for 2022 Reassessment
2022: 20% inspections/100% reassessed for 2023 Reassessment
2023: 20% inspections/100% reassessed for 2024 Reassessment
2024: 20% inspections/100% reassessed for 2025 Reassessment
The 20% inspection cycle is a requirement of the Director of the Division of Taxation. The purpose of the property inspections is to maintain accurate property record cards for each individual property.
Property assessments are established as of October 1 of the pre-tax year based on a market study of recent sales throughout the township.
There was a public Zoom Q & A presentation on March, 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with the municipal tax assessor. View the recording of the presentation .
There was a public Zoom meeting presentation on September 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with Associated Appraisal Group and the municipal tax assessor to go over the annual reassessment program and answer any questions the public may have. View the slideshow presentation. View the recording of the presentation.
The Sussex County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation have authorized the Township of Vernon to perform a reassessment for the 2023 tax year as part of the annual reassessment program that has been implemented within the township.
The township has contracted Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. to assist in conducting the reassessment program.
The purpose of the reassessment program is two-fold:
- Updating assessments each year will ensure that property taxes are accurate, fair and in line with current market trends.
- Maintaining tax assessments at 100% of true market value on a year-to-year basis will help to alleviate burdensome tax appeals that are a drain to the township’s financial stability.
As a requirement of the annual reassessment program, 20% of all properties within the township need to be inspected each year. Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. representatives will carry photo identification and their names will be registered with the police department and the township assessor’s office. Please do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification. You will be requested to sign the field form used by the representative to acknowledge when an interior inspection is made. View inspector information
It is important to note that while only 20% of properties are being inspected each year, all properties in town will be valued. All property owners will be notified by mail of their proposed assessed values and will have an opportunity to question/contest the values.
Any inquiries with respect to the inspection and/or valuation procedure should be directed to Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. at 908.967.6272 or the Vernon Township Tax Assessor’s Office. General information about the reassessment process can be obtained from the Associated Appraisal Group Inc. website. Regular updates on the status of the reassessment will be posted here.