CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer: 2020 Levies

CivicParent NJ Property Tax Viewer: 2020 Levies

The 2020 property tax tables for calendar year 2020 are now available. This data provides insight into the way municipal, ...
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Jersey City School Tax Expense Calculator for 2020/21 School Funding Year

Jersey City School Tax Expense Calculator for 2020/21 School Funding Year

I am part of the education team with Jersey City Together and in May 2020 we created a school tax ...
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Jersey City’s Proposed 2020 Budget (Tableau #DataViz)

Jersey City's Proposed 2020 Budget (Tableau #DataViz)

In February 2020 the City Council introduced its 2020 budget (the city has typically approved the annual budget only in ...
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A Closer Look at Jersey City’s School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

A Closer Look at Jersey City's School Tax Rate, Part 1: the Public Data

This is the first in a 4-part series about 2018 school tax rates, with a focus on Jersey City. This ...
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NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard: Updated for 2018 w/ Jersey City Highlights

NJ Property Tax Dashboard Follow the money ... and better understand your community's priorities. Every year, the state of NJ ...
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Demand Fair Property Taxation: Using the Equalization Ratio as a Civic Tool

Demand Fair Property Taxation: Using the Equalization Ratio as a Civic Tool

How can taxpayers ensure that local municipal and county governments are keeping property taxes fair and balanced? This excerpt is ...
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Jersey City Property Tax Appeals: A Civic Step-by-Step Overview

Jersey City Property Tax Appeals: A Civic Step-by-Step Overview

For the past 4 years I’ve been researching and writing about property taxes and revaluation (among other topics) on CivicParent ...
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Making Sense of Your New Tax Post Card

Making Sense of Your New Tax Post Card

I received my new tax postcard in the mail yesterday so I figured I’d share a breakdown of how to ...
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Country Village Revaluation Update: $3+ Million Estimated Tax Expense Reduction (and counting…)

Country Village Revaluation Update: $3+ Million Estimated Tax Expense Reduction (and counting...)

Country Village / Our Lady of Mercy Revaluation Update: $3 million tax expense reduction (and counting...) for selected blocks March ...
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Quick Analysis: Tax Expense Change on the West Side, south of Lincoln Park

Quick Analysis: Tax Expense Change on the West Side, south of Lincoln Park

February 27, 2018.  Appraisal Systems released a new batch of assessments this morning and I was most curious about tax ...
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Jersey City 2017 Sales for Class “2” (1-4 Family) Properties, Mapped

Jersey City 2017 Sales for Class "2" (1-4 Family) Properties, Mapped

This post is part of my effort to share information about Jersey City’s Property Revaluation.  I wrote a Revaluation series ...
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Am I Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

Am I Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

Figure out your ASSESSED value ASSESSED Value = Your home’s value according to the GOVERNMENT. Your assessed value is what ...
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Why Property Revaluation is a Social Justice Imperative in Jersey City

Why Property Revaluation is a Social Justice Imperative in Jersey City

Jersey City property taxes, as seen through state compliance data: Jersey City’s last citywide revaluation was in 1988. Jersey City’s ...
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Who/What/When/Where/Why of Property Revaluation

Who/What/When/Where/Why of Property Revaluation

WHO conducted Jersey City’s property revaluation? In 2016 Jersey City hired Appraisal Systems, Inc. for $4.4 million to conduct the ...
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