Essex County, New Jersey Tax Assessors' Office
50 South Clinton Street, Suite 5200
East Orange, New Jersey 07018
Where is the Essex County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Essex County has two cities and towns with their own local tax assessors. If your property is located within any of these localities, see that page for your tax assessor's contact information.
What can the Essex County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Essex County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Essex County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Essex County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Essex County Assessor's Office at (973) 395 8525 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Essex County Facts:
The median home value in Essex County is between $392,116.00 and $399,284.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Essex County?
You can try contacting the Essex County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Essex County is located in the Hall Of Records in Newark, which is located at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. You can direct your general inquiries to Essex County with the contact info listed below.
Essex County Phone Number
Essex County Fax Number
Essex County Hall Of Records Address
Hall Of Records
465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102-1735
Useful Essex County Links:
- City of Newark - Property Tax Search
- City of East Orange - Property Tax Search
- Essex County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Essex County Government Homepage