Passaic County, New Jersey Tax Assessors' Office
435 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Where is the Passaic County Tax Assessor's Office?
While many counties have county-wide tax assessors, Passaic 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 Passaic County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic 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 Passaic County Assessor's Office at (973) 720 7399 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 Passaic County Facts:
The median home value in Passaic County is between $380,196.00 and $385,004.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Passaic County?
You can try contacting the Passaic 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 Passaic County is located in the County Administration Building in Paterson, which is located at 401 Grand Street. You can direct your general inquiries to Passaic County with the contact info listed below.
Passaic County Phone Number
Passaic County Fax Number
Passaic County County Administration Building Address
County Administration Building
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07505-2027
Useful Passaic County Links:
- City of Clifton - Property Tax Search
- City of Paterson - Property Tax Search
- GIS Map
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Passaic County Government Homepage
- Passaic County Assessors' Office Homepage