The Sussex County Board of Taxation and the New Jersey Division of Taxation has authorized the Township of Vernon to perform a reassessment for the 2023 tax year as part of the annual reassessment program that has been implemented within the Township. The Township has contracted Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. to assist in conducting the Reassessment Program.
• Updating assessments each year will ensure that property taxes are accurate, fair and in line with current market trends.
• Maintaining tax assessments at 100% of true market value on a year-to-year basis will help to alleviate burdensome tax appeals that are a drain to the Township’s financial stability.
As a state requirement of the reassessment program, 20% of all properties within the Township need to be inspected (interior and exterior) each year. Inspections started in May and will continue into the fall months. The purpose of this inspection is to maintain accurate and current data regarding your property. Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. representatives will carry photo identification and their names will be registered with the Police Department and the Township Assessor’s office. Please do not allow anyone to enter your home without proper identification. The first visit will be unannounced. If no one is home, the exterior inspection will completed and a notice will be left on your door with an appointment date and time for the interior inspection with instructions on how to reschedule if needed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual interior inspection can be arranged by contacting Associated Appraisal Group, Inc. after the exterior inspection has been completed and a notice has been left on your door to arrange the interior inspection. You will be requested to sign the field form used by the representative to acknowledge when an interior inspection is made. Please advise the occupants of any rental units you may own so they are prepared for the inspection.
Regardless of when a property is visited during this program, the new property values will be determined based on the estimated market value as of October 1, 2022 (the statutory date required by law). It is important to note that while only 20% of properties are being inspected each year; all properties in town will be reassessed.
Proposed assessment notification letters are being mailed beginning December 2, 2022.
If you desire, you may speak with a representative to discuss any relevant information regarding your proposed 2023 assessment.
Please follow the instructions in the letter to schedule a meeting.
Any inquiries with respect to the inspection and/or valuation procedure should be directed to Associated Appraisal Group at (201) 493-8530.
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