Jersey City's Public School Funding Crisis

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Civic Tax Tools: Dig into the data.

Drill into tax, school, and budgetary data by county, town, or school system to better understand your community.

Here is one example:
View your town's tax base and tax levies data from 1998 through 2018.
Drill into key metrics on a per-year basis, including the equalization ratio, which is an indication if your town or city may need a citywide revaluation.
You can see all the CivicParent tax tools here.

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Property Taxes

Learn about property taxes, abatements, and how local government spends our money.

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Public Schools

Learn about student enrollment, public school funding in NJ, and discover how much you pay in school tax each year.

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Civic Tax Tools

Access public tax, school, and budget data using Tableau visualizations customized for taxpayer ease of use.

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Jersey City Public Schools: the Civic Parent Series

Learn about Jersey City's public school funding paradigm, including how our schools are funded and the interplay with property taxes and municipal government.

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Civic Maps

View public finance through the lens of maps. Drill into your town, school zone, or neighborhood.

Property Revaluation

Learn about property revaluation, including assessed value, market value, tax appeals, and how predict your change in tax expense.

Civic Tax Tools

Use custom tax & budget visualizations to explore finance and demographic data in your city, county, and school system.

Tax Abatements

Using Jersey City as a case study, learn the who/what/when/where & why of tax abatements.