Last month (October 2020) the state published the 2019 property tax tables. This is a “look back” at the local property tax landscape in New Jersey. It’s a wonderful treasure trove of public data from municipal, county, and local public school governments including:
- Tax base data
- Tax levy data
- Tax rate data
- Property appeals data
- Property parcel data
- and more.
What I’m sharing below is a basic view of the local levies for each municipality. As a recap:
- The city government (eg City Council) passes the municipal budget, and the municipal levy is part of that budget.
- The county government (Board of Freeholders) passes the county budget. The county levy is part of that budget. The county levy – once approved – is then apportioned out through the equalization process.
- The Board of Education passes the public schools budget, and the school levy is part of that budget.
The desktop view of this data visualization is below. The mobile-friendly view is at this link.