The Morris County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation has directed the Borough of Butler to undertake the annual Reassessment Program beginning with the tax year 2022 and continuing through 2027. This program will ensure uniform and equitable assessments throughout the municipality, account for the recent changes in the real estate market and significantly reduce the costly tax appeals experienced in the past. The Borough has contracted Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. to assist in conducting the Reassessment Program.
As a requirement of the annual reassessment program, 100% of all properties within the Borough need to be inspected in the first year. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, inspectors will be supplied with protective gear and will carry photo identification with their names registered with the Police Department and the Borough Clerk’s office. Inspectors will be taking exterior photographs and measurements. An interior inspection is necessary to ensure the data utilized to value your home is accurate. Inaccurate data utilized to value your home may result in an inaccurate assessment of your home. If an inspector is not given the opportunity to do an interior inspection, interior information will be estimated. There are two ways an interior inspection can be performed:
1) A physical inspection where the inspector enters the premise and does a complete walk through.
2) A contactless interior inspection using a video conference either during the first visit or a mutually convenient scheduled time.
If you are not present at the time of the first visit, the inspector will leave an interior inspection card which will include options for the interior inspection outlined above. If the onsite interior inspection is selected, owners/occupants will be requested to sign the field form verifying that the inspector made an interior inspection.
Any inquiries with respect to the inspection and/or valuation procedure should be directed to Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. at (908) 967-6272 or (908) 967-6188.
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