This series explores municipal budget data using 565 individual User Friendly Budget files from across the Garden State.
All taxpayers can endeavor to understand whether or not they are being fairly taxed by the local government.
In NJ, tax abatements are not required to pay school tax, creating a link between these contracts and the funding paradigm of the community's public schools.
A New CivicParent Series: NJ's "User Friendly Budget" - Let's Demystify Your City's Budget
This is a new, ongoing series & will include data for NJ's 565 municipalities.
Dig into the Proposed 2020 City Budget:
A Closer Look at Jersey City’s School Tax Rate
A Four-Part CivicParent Series About Jersey City's School Funding Crisis
Featured Topic: Learn About Tax Abatements
Featured Data Visualization: The Property Tax Split...
Find your town using the filters...see how your property tax dollars are used by Municipal, County, and Schools
Give #OpenData a Try
Tax data is rich "open data" available to the public.
We can learn much about community through the lens of taxes.
Use the Tableau visualization below to find your hometown's tax base value. Compare your town with others throughout your county and the state, to see how your town's taxable wealth measures up. The tax base values are published each year by the State Division of NJ. The tax base is a foundational concept to the topic of property taxes.