N.J.’s Highest-in-the-Nation Property Taxes Grow 3.3 Percent to an Average of $7,300


nj1New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation residential property taxes continued to climb last year, to an average of $7,281, according to new data released by the state. The 3.3 percent average increase was the smallest in a decade, and marked the second straight year with a rate below a 4 percent cap instituted through a special legislative session in 2006-07.Still, New Jersey property taxes have grown more than 70 percent since 1999, when the average bill was $4,239.

Last year, the average property tax bill increased by $236 to $7,281, according to data released by the state Department of Community Affairs.

The municipality with the highest average bills was Millburn in Essex County, at $19,097.

With towns and school districts expecting cuts in state aid from Gov. Chris Christie’s upcoming budget, the governor has promised them “tools” to hold down property tax increases next year — including changes to public worker pensions, benefits and contract negotiations.

The property tax data, including information on individual towns and counties, is available online.

{NJ.com/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Read it and Weep!!

    I live in Passaic and pay over 11K – We get no school busing-the city is as corrupt as they come- evry other Mayor in the last 25 years has served time! I will admit that the Department of Public Works does an excellent job of snow removal-

    However the situation of propert taxes is an unbelievable burden with no end in sight-

  2. “I live in Passaic and pay over 11K”

    So move to EY, get a larger house in Yehuda veShomron and pay peanuts in property tyax.

    You know it makes sense.